The Ritz-Carlton Riyadh awarded the world’s leading palace hotel by the world travel awards 2011

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Published January 16th, 2012 - 09:12 GMT

The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh has been awarded the “World’s Leading Palace Hotel “in World Travel Awards which was held in Doha, Qatar.

“It is a remarkable achievement to receive such a valuable award,” says Jean-Francois Laurent, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh. “I present this award to our ladies & gentlemen who have shown an exemplary efforts and dedication during the last crucial time of opening our hotel. “

World Travel Awards was launched to acknowledge and recognise excellence in the global travel and tourism industry. The most important decision-makers in global travel and tourism attended the show, which was held in partnership with Qatar Tourism Authority, at Katara Cultural Village. Votes were casted by 213,000 travel professionals including travel agencies, tour and transport companies and tourism organizations in more than 160 countries across the globe.

The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh palatial interior, architectural design and landscaping together with the uuncompromising legendary service and signature attention to detail provided by our ladies and gentlemen has made it unique and created a marriage of style and sense of place within the Middle East. The majestic hotel is exquisite in every detail and boasts top events and leading summits in town in such a short period.

For additional information on The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh please call 01-8028020 or visit

The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh joins nine other Ritz-Carlton hotels and resorts currently operating or under development in the Middle East: Bahrain, Dubai, Sharm El Sheikh, Doha, Sharq Village & Spa, Dubai International Finance Centre, Muscat, Abu Dhabi and Nile Cairo opening respectively in 2012 and 2013. 

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company of Chevy Chase, Maryland, currently operates 77 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, which recognizes outstanding customer service.

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100 years of history. Countless rewards. With an unshakeable credo and corporate philosophy of un-wavering commitment to service, both in our hotels and in our communities, The Ritz-Carlton has been recognized with numerous awards for being the gold standard of hospitality.

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