Millennium scoop 7 gongs at MENA Travel Awards
Millennium & Copthorne win 2 platinum and 5 gold awards in 2014 MENA Travel Awards
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Middle East and Africa (MEA) won a total of seven awards at the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) 2014 Travel Awards, two platinum awards plus five gold.
The Grand Millennium Dubai scooped an impressive four awards, including a platinum award for “Best Price Value Hotel”, and gold awards for “Best 5 star Business/Corporate Hotel”, “Best Spa” which went to the Jasmine spa and “Best Fine Dining” for their renowned Asian restaurant, Toshi.
The Millennium Mussanah Resort, which offers its guests impressive views of the Hajar Mountains, Marina or Gulf of Oman, received the platinum award for “Best 4 star Leisure Hotel”, which comes as little surprise considering the resort offers world-class sporting facilities with four swimming pools, an 18-hole mini-golf course, beach football and volleyball courts and the newly built ‘Zayna Spa’.
The Copthorne Sharjah, which is located just 20 minutes from both Dubai and Sharjah international airports, received a gold award for the “Best 4 star new hotel”, the hotel which has 225 rooms also connects visitors to various shopping malls such as Sharjah City Centre, Sahara Mall, and Mega Mall.
The gold award for “Best 4 star Leisure Hotel” also went to a Millennium & Copthorne hotel, the Copthorne Al Jahra, located in Kuwait and just a 20 minute drive from the city centre.
Commenting on the awards, Ali Alzaabi, President & CEO, Millennium & Copthorne Hotels MEA, said, “It is always pleasing to see our efforts being recognized. Each hotel has its own individual identity which we try and promote, whilst remaining aligned to a strong and progressive brand.”
Millennium & Copthorne currently operates 17 hotels across the UAE, Kuwait, Jordan, Qatar, Oman and Iraq and has an aggressive agenda for expansion with the goal of 50 properties located throughout the Middle East and Africa by 2017, including 20 in Saudi Arabia.
Millennium & Copthorne’s will more than double its brand presence in the region by 2017 as the group prepares to launch three new-to-region hospitality brands with the debut of Studio M, M Hotel and Millennium Executive Apartments across the Middle East.
“We see huge potential for development across the region and, as a UAE national and lifelong hotelier, to be an active player in shaping the future travel and tourism landscape continues to be extremely challenging, inspiring and rewarding.”
Alzaabi is no stranger to industry accolades, recently at the World Travel Awards he was recognised as “personality of the year”, whilst the hotel group once again won a total of seven awards including Dubai’s Leading Luxury City Hotel, Dubai’s Leading City Business Hotels, Abu Dhabi’s Leading Luxury City Hotel, Abu Dhabi’s Leading Serviced Apartments, Jordan’s Leading Business Hotel, the Middle East’s Leading Business Hotel Brand and the Middle East’s Leading Airport.
About Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Plc
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc. is a dynamic, global hotel company, which owns, asset manages and/or operates over 120 hotels worldwide. With almost 40,000 rooms worldwide, the company is present on all continents with a portfolio of brands which serve different market segments, representing quality and value in every class.
From a single property in Abu Dhabi, Millennium & Copthorne Hotels has expanded into various neighbouring destinations and is now recognised as one of the fastest growing regional hotel management companies in the Middle East & Africa. Along the way, the company has cultivated partnerships with reputable and respected owners. Millennium & Copthorne currently operates 17 hotels, has over 10 hotels due to open within the next year and aims to operate 50 properties within the next three years for the MEA region.