INTERCONTINENTAL Al BUSTAN PALACE MUSCAT AND INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS & RESORTS RECOGNIZED AT 12th ANNUAL WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS
InterContinental Al Bustan Palace Muscat was named Oman's Leading Hotel at the 12th World Travel Awards on November 13, 2005. Additionally, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts won the prestigious “World’s Leading Hotel Brand” and “Europe’s Leading Hotel Brand” awards. The company also received an additional 18 individual awards for hotels in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, South America and the United States.
“We are pleased to be recognised by the World Travel Awards as Oman's Leading Hotel. We pride ourselves on our commitment to providing a truly authentic experience in Muscat and exceeding the needs of today’s experienced travelers,” commented Tony Zamora.
The World Travel Awards were established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate the enormous achievements to be found in all sectors of the global travel industry. In the years since, new technology has ensured that travel has maintained its position as one of the fastest-growing industries on Earth. Also during that time, dedicated travel professionals and their clients have come to regard the World Travel Awards as the best endorsement that any travel product could receive.
Candidates for nomination are based upon the previous year’s voting. Travel agents in more than 200 countries around the world cast the votes. Hundreds and thousands of votes each year are registered online at the official World Travel Awards website, with most of the leading travel Internet sites offering additional online voting facilities. For more information on the World Travel Awards visit www.worldtravelawards.com.
InterContinental, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn hotels across the region can be booked with toll-free calls to the InterContinental Hotels Group Middle East Central Reservations Office in Bahrain (80000 880), Egypt (0800-4433322), Jordan (0800-22666), Kuwait (473 2100 ext 6233), Lebanon (01 426-801 - ask operator to connect to 866 866 7556), Oman (800 777 999), Pakistan (00800 909 71005), Qatar (0800 971234), Saudi Arabia (800 897 1465), and the UAE (800 4642).
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC of the United Kingdom [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms. InterContinental Hotels Group owns, manages, leases or franchises, through various subsidiaries, more than 3,500 hotels and 535,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world. The Group owns a portfolio of well recognised and respected hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites® and Hotel IndigoTM, and also manages the world's largest hotel loyalty programme, Priority Club® Rewards, with over 25 million members worldwide. In addition to this, InterContinental Hotels Group has a 47.5% interest in Britvic, one of the two leading manufacturers of soft drinks, by value and volume, in Great Britain. InterContinental Hotels Group offers information and online reservations for all its hotel brands at www.ichotelsgroup.com and information for the Priority Club Rewards programme at www.priorityclub.com. For the latest news from InterContinental Hotels Group, visit our online Press Office at www.ihgplc.com/media.
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