B&G Hotels and Resorts secures silver prize at 4th annual tourism awards
B&G Hotels and Resorts, a leading Middle Eastern hotel management company, has announced that its Calimera Habiba Beach Resort has been awarded second place in the fourth annual MENA Travel Awards held recently in Dubai, in the category ‘best new five-star hotel in the year 2006’.
The silver award in the coveted category, which recognises the contribution of hotels to award-winning tourism in the MENA region, honoured Calimera Habiba’s premium beachside location, modern amenities and experienced hotel staff. The Resort, located in Marsa Alam, is one of eight hotels and resorts in Egypt managed by B&G, which operates in association with its sister company, Balbaa Construction and Consultancy, to provide complete hotel development services.
“We are honoured that our hotels and resorts have been formally recognised as being some of the very best in the Middle East. The region has emerged as one of the world’s most exciting tourism destinations and we are committed to encouraging this development by providing first class facilities that will create memorable getaways for regional and international travellers,” said Ahmed Balbaa, President, who received the award on behalf of B&G Hotels and Resorts.
The company has also confirmed that it will be providing hotel management services for several major projects in the UAE in the near future, including ‘Bab Al Bahr’, the recently-launched resort in Ras Al Khaimah. The AED 1.2 billion venture that is being developed by Rakeen, one of the region’s most dynamic project development companies, will encompass a four-star hotel, time-share apartments, freehold residential apartments and commercial amenities, offering investors 360 degree sea views and open private beach fronts.
B&G Hotels and Resorts will also be managing 50 time-share apartments that are currently under construction on The Palm Jumeirah.
“There is a very high demand for quality hotels in the UAE, and we have been able to successfully secure some prestigious contracts based on our reputation for attention to detail. We look forward to providing our award-winning management and customer service skills to our new UAE-based residents, guests and investors,” said Wahid Atalla, Vice President, B&G Hotels and Resorts - Dubai.
B&G specialises in site master planning, architecture and interior design and offers a portfolio of hotel development services, from initial concept design through to building handover. The company’s attention to detail and dedication to every project has helped the group emerge as one of the fastest growing hotel management company’s in the region.
First initiated in 2004, the annual MENA Travel Awards have been established to stimulate excellence in both products and services, by recognising achievements within the hospitality industry. The award also aims to promote competition and cross-trade alliance amongst various sectors in the industry.