Rotana, one of the leading hotel management companies in the region with hotels across the Middle East, Africa and Turkey, has reaffirmed its position at the forefront of the hospitality sector by taking home a total of 16 awards at the World Travel Awards (WTA) Middle East Gala Ceremony 2018.
Renowned as the “Oscars of the travel world”, the awards were presented at a glittering ceremony attended by industry leaders in Ras Al Khaimah on 19 April. Now celebrating its 25th year, the World Travel Awards is globally recognised as the travel industry’s most prestigious awards programme and rewards exceptional performers in the tourism, airline, hotel and hospitality sectors.
Rotana secured the coveted title of “Middle East’s Leading Hotel Brand” for the 12th year in a row, in addition to winning major regional awards including “Middle East's Leading City Hotel” for Amwaj Rotana, Dubai; “Middle East's Leading Corporate Resort” for Beach Rotana, Abu Dhabi; and “Middle East's Leading Luxury Hotel Apartments” for Arjaan Dubai by Rotana.
The company received a further 12 accolades in the country and city-based categories, while Rotana’s Chairman Nasser Al Nowais was recognised with a special “Middle East’s Leading Travel Personality Award” for his outstanding contributions to the industry.
Guy Hutchinson, Chief Operating Officer at Rotana, said “On behalf of everyone at Rotana, I would like to thank our guests from across the region and beyond for putting their trust in us and selecting Rotana as their hospitality partner of choice. We are delighted to accept these prestigious awards, which are a testament to the tireless efforts of our dedicated team members. Their contributions shape the world-class experiences enjoyed by our guests daily, and have played a key role in elevating the Rotana brand to the market-leading position it enjoys today.”
Hutchinson continued, “We extend warm congratulations to our Chairman Nasser Al Nowais on receiving a ‘Middle East’s Leading Travel Personality Award'. His visionary stewardship is an inspiration to us all as we strive to continue delivering on our promise of Treasured Time to our guests, employees and partners. We look forward to further successes to come as our portfolio expands throughout the region.”
The full list of awards won by Rotana at World Travel Awards Middle East 2018 is as follows:
Middle East's Leading Hotel Brand 2018: Rotana Hotels
Middle East's Leading City Hotel 2018: Amwaj Rotana, Dubai
Middle East's Leading Corporate Resort 2018: Beach Rotana, Abu Dhabi
Middle East's Leading Luxury Hotel Apartments 2018: Arjaan Dubai by Rotana
Bahrain's Leading Hotel 2018: ART Rotana, Amwaj Island, Manama
Iraq's Leading Hotel 2018: Erbil Rotana
Jordan's Leading Conference Hotel 2018: Amman Rotana
Jordan's Leading Serviced Apartments 2018: The Boulevard Arjaan by Rotana
Lebanon's Leading Business Hotel 2018: Gefinor Rotana
Oman's Leading Beach Resort 2018: Salalah Rotana Resort
Qatar's Leading City Hotel 2018: City Centre Rotana Doha
Saudi Arabia's Leading City Hotel 2018: Rosh Rayhaan by Rotana
Saudi Arabia's Leading Budget Hotel 2018: Centro Shaheen by Rotana
United Arab Emirates's Leading Business Hotel 2018: Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates's Leading Family Resort 2018: The Cove Rotana Resort
Abu Dhabi's Leading Serviced Apartments 2018: Park Arjaan by Rotana
Middle East’s Leading Travel Personality Award: Nasser Al Nowais, Chairman, Rotana
Rotana has been consistently recognized for its commitment to raising standards within the hotel industry through its ever-evolving portfolio. Now entering its 26th year of operations in the region, the company has received more than 380 regional and international awards to date.
Following the grand opening of the five-star Al Bandar Rotana and Al Bandar Arjaan by Rotana in Dubai this March, Rotana is looking ahead to further expansion, with several upcoming developments in the pipeline. These include four new hotels in Abu Dhabi, two of which – Pearl Rotana Capital Centre and Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas – are currently in their soft opening phases.