NORTH AMERICANS CROWN PARK HYATT DUBAI “TOP HOTEL IN THE MIDDLE EAST”
NORTH AMERICANS CROWN PARK HYATT DUBAI “TOP HOTEL IN THE MIDDLE EAST”
Dubai, UAE, 17 October 2010 … Park Hyatt Dubai took top honours at the prestigious 23rd annual Conde Nast Traveler 2010 Readers’ Choice Awards held in New York last week. The uber-luxury property, which celebrated its fifth anniversary in August this year, was named “Top Hotel in the Middle East” ahead of The Four Seasons, Doha and David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem. The Readers’ Choice Awards survey is unique for both its size and the unfiltered results that reflect the opinions of 25,916 of the most discerning travellers in the US – readers of Conde Nast Traveler. The results of this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards will be reported in the November issue of the magazine.
“With 915 hotels and resorts among the 2010 Readers’ Choice Award winners, the Park Hyatt Dubai team is ecstatic to have been named the ‘Top Hotel in the Middle East’ by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler. Accolades such as this are testimony to the hard work of our entire team,” said Mr. Adrian Slater, general manager of Park Hyatt Dubai.
“We understand from Conde Nast Traveler that the average rating of the hotel winners was an astonishing 87.9, which is an unbelievably high achievement, and evidence that standards in the hospitality industry are continuing to rise as we strive for excellence,” he added.
According to the Dubai Department of Commerce Marketing, the Emirate of Dubai welcomed more than 508,479 visitors from North America in 2009, a number which is expected to grow.
“Currently, visitors from North America account for some 10% of our annual business and we see great potential for this market, which comprises both business and leisure travellers,” said Mr. Slater.
According to Mr. Slater, many travellers seeking luxury products remain undaunted by current economic woes. “Despite tougher times, people will always continue to travel, seeking out the highest levels of service, and discovering new destinations and unique experiences.”
This comment is echoed by Conde Nast Traveler Editor in Chief, Ms Klara Glowczewska, who said: “The big news is that our readers’ appetites for travel have proven to be undeterred and indestructible, and their standards are more exacting than ever.”
Park Hyatt Dubai is a luxury waterfront retreat adjacent to the world-famous Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club. Located just minutes from the city centre, world-class shopping and prime business districts, Park Hyatt Dubai is a haven of tranquil elegance in the vibrant city of Dubai.
All 225 guestrooms at the hotel offer stunning views across Dubai Creek from their balconies or terraces. Each of the guestrooms and 35 suites is graciously and luxuriously appointed. Featuring state-of-the-art open-plan kitchens, Park Hyatt Dubai brings drama and theatre to dining, both indoor and al fresco, with a selection of six restaurants and bars that serve an array of world-class cuisines. The hotel’s award-winning day spa retreat, Amara, offers a wide range of beauty and holistic treatments unrivalled in Dubai. Along with the eight unique private treatment rooms, Amara features a 25-metre outdoor pool with built-in palm islands. All spa suites feature a private garden with an outdoor rain shower for the ultimate in relaxation.
To celebrate this accolade, Park Hyatt Dubai is offering the terrific Pamper at the Park package to feed the body and mind. The package includes luxurious accommodation for two, buffet breakfast at Café Arabesque and US$150 worth of credit that can be applied to either an Amara spa ritual or food and beverage. Package rates start at US$600 per night, with a minimum length of stay of two nights required. Advance reservations are required and are subject to availability, telephone +9714 602 1234.
Truth in Travel is the guiding principle for all content published in Conde Nast Traveler. Other travel publications often accept complimentary travel and accommodations, whereas Conde Nast Traveler does not. The magazine always pays its own way and, as much as possible, its correspondents travel anonymously. By doing so, they experience the world, both the good and the bad, just as other travellers do, and their reports are fair, impartial and authoritative.
Speaking about the Conde Nast Traveler readers, Ms. Glowczewska said, “They are an army of trusted judges, and their votes and evaluations have rendered the Readers’ Choice Award one of the highest encomiums in the entire travel industry.”
Notes for the Editor
Source of information on arrival statistics “Dubai Total Hotel Establishment Guests by Nationality (2005 – 2009)” as provided by the Government of Dubai, Department of Commerce Marketing.
About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family in 45 countries strive to make a difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic hospitality. The company’s subsidiaries manage, franchise, own and develop hotels and resorts under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz™, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place® and Hyatt Summerfield Suites™ brand names, and have locations under development on five continents. Hyatt Vacation Ownership, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops and operates vacation ownership properties under the Hyatt Vacation Club® and Hyatt Residence Club® brands. As of 30 June 2010, the company’s worldwide portfolio consisted of 445 properties. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.
About the survey: Every year since 1988, a select sample of Conde Nast Traveler readers has taken the Readers’ Choice Survey. The questionnaire is available to all readers through a secure website. The final tabulations of 25,916 responses were done by Global Market Insite, Inc., of Boston. Organisation: Poll categories (cities, hotels, etc.) are followed by the criteria for each. Questionnaires contain lists of candidates (individual cities, hotels, etc.), and write-ins are allowed. Only candidates that receive a required minimum number of responses are deemed eligible for an award. Evaluation: Each candidate is rated, criterion by criterion, on a five-point scale: excellent, very good, good, fair, and poor. Criterion scores, which represent the percentage of respondents rating a candidate “excellent” or “very good”, are averaged to determine the final score. For example, in the Islands category, Maui’s 90.7 is the average of its scores for Activities, Atmosphere/Ambience, Beaches, Friendliness, Lodging, Restaurants and Scenery.
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