ART Rotana wins World Travel Awards for ‘Bahrain’s Leading Hotel’

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Published November 15th, 2016 - 06:41 GMT
ART Rotana receives award
ART Rotana receives award

ART Rotana Amwaj Islands, the luxury hotel located in the heart of Amwaj, was voted Bahrain’s leading hotel at the Middle East gala ceremony of the 2016 World Traveler Award (WTA) held in Dubai, UAE. 

The art-inspired hotel bagged the award for the second year consecutively. Award winners will go forward to compete in the WTA Grand Final taking place in the Maldives on December 2nd. 

“We are honored that ART Rotana Amwaj Islands has been recognized as the Leading Hotel in the Kingdom for the second year running,” stated Mr. Lilian Roger, General Manager of ART Rotana Amwaj. 

“We are also proud of the hotel’s exceptional colleagues and their dedication to providing our guests with authentic and memorable experiences. This year has been a very positive journey for the hotel and we are excited to be closing the year on a high note with this honor,” he added. 

The World Travel Awards is the most prestigious awards program for the global travel industry, rewarding leaders in the tourism, airline, hotel and hospitality sectors; celebrating organizations that push the boundaries of industry excellence. WTA, established in 1993, celebrates its 23rd anniversary this year.

Background Information

Rotana Hotel Management Corporation

Rotana was founded in 1992, by a partnership between two visionary thinkers, Nasser Al Nowais and Selim El Zyr, who were joined three years later by Nael Hashweh and Imad Elias.

Operating as Rotana, it opened its first property in Abu Dhabi in 1993 and is today one of the leading hotel management companies within the Middle East and North Africa.

Rotana is a company offering the best of both worlds. A unique understanding of the culture and communities of the Middle East combined with the collective expertise of an executive team contributing over 35 years of international experience in the service industry.

Rotana aggressive expansion plans have seen the company grow from 2 properties in 1993 to a total of 70 by 2014. With several further properties planned for opening and new projects in the pipeline confirming the company's intention to have a Rotana managed property in all the major cities throughout the Middle East and North Africa within the next five years. 

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