Le Royal Meridien applauded in industry ceremony
Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, the brand’s flagship Dubai property, has taken two awards at the DEPA Middle East Hotel Awards, held during Arabian Travel Market.
The resort won the Energy Conservation and Environmental Awareness Award as well as the Human Resources Development Award at the event, which is judged by travel trade professionals against specified criteria.
Pam Wilby, the resort’s general manager, said: “Even though we were the first hotel on the Jumeirah Beach strip, and have been open for 11 years, we have always put great emphasis on building for the future.
“Environmental awareness is one of our principal internal drives and we have long operated the resort along green initiatives. Human resources and training is the root of all success in this industry: it doesn’t matter how good your product is if you don’t back it up with team focus.
“In the region’s highly competitive hotel sector, we are proud that Le Royal Meridien continues to stand out amongst both local and international brands. We strive to continually set new benchmarks of excellence, and our guest service remains on par with the best in the world.”
Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, with its portfolio of more than 120 luxury and upscale hotels in 52 countries worldwide, is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. The majority of Le Méridien properties are located in the world's top cities and resorts throughout Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. In the 2005 Luxury Brand Status Index survey Le Méridien was recognised as one of the top 15 luxury hotel brands. For more information, please visit www.lemeridien.com.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with approximately 850 properties in more than 95 countries and 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood® Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels and resorts with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, Sheraton®, Westin®, Four Points® by Sheraton, W®, Le Méridien® and the recently announced AloftSM. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.