Emirates Palace triumphs at the 4th Annual MENA Awards with multiple platinum awards for the second year in a row
Emirates Palace showed once again that it is one of the region’s leading luxury hotels when, for the second year in a row, it won three platinum awards at last week’s MENA Travel Awards, including Best Conference/Convention Center, Best 5-Star Leisure Hotel, Best 5-Star Business/Corporate Hotel.
Noel Massoud, general manager, received the awards on behalf of Emirates Palace and thanked the organisers and guests for their vote of confidence in the iconic property. He said: “Again, we have shown that we are the leading conference and convention centre in the region, having won the same award last year. This speaks highly of our excellent facilities and affirms our status as the premiere venue of choice for business, entertainment and sporting events as well as exhibitions.”
For Massoud, the addition of two new awards reconfirms the hotel’s passion for excellence, underlying a continuing effort to improve service standards. “The Best 5-Star Leisure Hotel and Best 5-Star Business / Corporate Hotel awards underscore our dedication to provide the best leisure and business facilities for today’s diverse range of travellers. They inspire us to do better next year, not only because we want the prestige of winning awards, but also because we want our guests to keep coming back to Emirates Palace. This way, we also fulfil our commitment to boosting the growth of regional tourism in general,” he added.
The MENA Travel Awards 2007 recognise top hospitality properties in the Middle East & North Africa's growing travel industry. Last year, Emirates Palace was voted the Best New Hotel, winning the prestigious award along with the Best in Convention and Conference Facilities, and Best Tourism Project awards.
Built in the style of a majestic Arabian Castle rising from the desert sands, Emirates Palace is situated on a 1.3 km stretch of private beach and surrounded by hectares of manicured lawns. Emirates Palace is operated by Kempinski as part of their prestigious portfolio, which comprises distinctively individual properties in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South America and Asia.
Emirates Palace comprises 394 luxury rooms and suites and a variety of fine dining options. The resort’s leisure facilities include two intricately landscaped swimming pools and two state of the art fitness centres. Emirates Palace houses the most luxurious and technologically advanced meeting facilities in the region which include an auditorium with 1,100 seats, a main ballroom that can accommodate up to 2500 guests, over 40 meeting rooms, a Media Centre and a Business Centre.
The Emirates Palace, since its inception, has quickly established an enviable reputation in the industry, capping its inaugural year with three prestigious awards -- Best New Hotel of the Year, Best Tourism Project, and Best in Convention / Conference Hotel - at the MENA Travel Awards 2006, considered the most prestigious and highly coveted industry recognition programme in the region.