Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates Wins Two Prestigious World Travel Awards
Hotel named ‘World’s Leading Leisure Hotel’ and ‘World’s Leading Shopping Centre Hotel’ Category at the 2011 edition
Dubai, January 12, 2012; Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates emerged with a double triumph at the prestigious World Travel Awards, winning the highly coveted trophies in the World’s Leading Leisure Hotel and the World’s Leading Shopping Centre Hotel categories. The World Travel Awards ceremony, considered amongst the industry’s biggest and most anticipated events, took place on January 11, 2012 in Doha, Qatar.
Hailed as “The Oscars of the Travel Industry” by the Wall Street Journal, WTA is recognised worldwide as the ultimate accolade in the travel and leisure industry. Winners are voted for online by more than 210,000 industry professionals and consumers worldwide. With the two new awards, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates adds to its portfolio of recognitions already including the World Travel Awards for ‘Middle East's Leading Leisure Hotel’ and ‘Dubai’s Leading Lifestyle Hotel’ for the previous year.
“It’s an extraordinary honour to be recognized as the ‘World’s Leading Leisure Hotel’ and being named as the ‘World’s Leading Shopping Centre Hotel’ is an additional recognition that makes us very proud. As a leisure property that is linked to a shopping, mall we indeed face fierce competition with recent openings in Dubai, being a worldwide shopping destination. This taken into consideration, the two World Travel Awards serve as a confirmation of Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates’ status amongst the world’s most popular and preferred hotels,” said Alejandro Bernabé, General Manager at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates.
Bernabé also thanked the entire staff at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates for their efforts in ensuring that the Hotel continuously offers the highest standards of service. “These awards not only inspire us to remain passionate about our jobs but also serve as an additional incentive to constantly be committed in providing our guests with an unrivalled stay,” he added.
Attached to the one of the region’s biggest shopping malls, Mall of the Emirates, the unique five star deluxe hotel offers a complete leisure experience within exquisitely designed rooms and cosy ski chalets overlooking the region’s largest indoor ski slope. With a state-of-the-art health club, a spa, an outdoor swimming pool and terrace as well as multiple F&B outlets catering to guest’s discerning tastes, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates ensures that a luxury stay at the hotel leaves no wishes unfulfilled.
Established in 1993, the World Travel Awards, now in its 19th edition, honours leading travel-related organizations in worldwide and regional categories, which range from airlines, hotels, beaches and cruise lines to credit cards, car rental companies and hotel reservation services.
About Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates:
A luxurious alpine retreat in the heart of the Middle East's most glamorous and cosmopolitan city, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates has brought the magic of winter to Dubai. The elegant hotel is one of Kempinski's most unique city properties, combining exciting shopping, entertainment and dining options with lavish accommodation, including 15 spacious but cosy Ski Chalets overlooking one of the world’s largest indoor ski slopes.
About Kempinski Hotels:
Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now comprises a portfolio of 66 five-star hotels in 29 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio includes historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotels.
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