SOFITEL DUBAI DOWNTOWN WINS BIG AT THE WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS 2015 AND BUSINESS TRAVELLER ME AWARDS
Hotel named as the UAE’s Leading New Hotel at the World Travel Awards and Best New Business Hotel at the Business Traveller Middle East Awards
Dubai, May 10th, 2015 -- Sofitel Dubai Downtown, a five-star luxury hotel that combines geometric chic design features with exquisite French hospitality, won the coveted title of United Arab Emirates’ Leading New Hotel 2015 at the World Travel Awards held at a high profile gala dinner at the Four Season Resort Dubai May 6, 2015.
The property also won the Best New Business Hotel at the recently concluded Business Traveller Middle East Awards. Held in Dubai, the awards were based on popular vote cast by readers of the publication and hotel guests.
Alain Khalife, Hotel Manager, Sofitel Dubai Downtown said, “We are delighted receiving these prestigious awards. It’s a great way to celebrate our one-year anniversary and testament to the hard work our team has put in over the last 12 months. We are here to set a new benchmark by consistently delivering on quality, innovation and service.”
The World Travel Awards, a major industry event in its 22nd year, rewards excellence in all sectors of travel and tourism. Industry professionals and members of the public nominate hotels and cast votes annually. In addition to being recognized as the UAE’s leading new hotel, the property was also nominated in the Middle East’s Leading New Hotel and Dubai’s Leading Hotel categories.
Since its launch in 2014 the hotel has successfully combined the vitality of Dubai and French flair with colourful creativity. Nestled in the heart of the city, the hotel offers luxurious rooms with gorgeous views of Downtown Dubai, cutting-edge technology, as well as access to leisure facilities such as an infinity pool, Sofitel So Spa and So FIT.
Sofitel, World Class Hotels & French Elegance
Sofitel is the only French luxury hotel brand with a presence on five continents with 120 addresses, in almost 40 countries (more than 30,000 rooms). Sofitel offers contemporary hotels and resorts adapted to today’s more demanding and more versatile consumers who expect and appreciate beauty, quality and excellence. Whether situated in the heart of a major city like Paris, London, New York, Shanghai or Beijing, or nestled away in a country landscape in Morocco, Egypt, French Polynesia or Thailand, each Sofitel property offers a genuine experience of the French “art de vivre”.
Sofitel Legend and & Sofitel So are two labels that come to enrich Sofitel Luxury hotels.
Sofitel Legend hotels are iconic and mythical; they are often centuries-old listed heritage buildings: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan and Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena.
Sofitel So hotels are new « boutique hotels » characterized by a stylish focus on contemporary design by famous architects and/or embellished by international celebrities from the world of fashion, design or art: Sofitel So Mauritius Bel Ombre, Sofitel So Bangkok and Sofitel So Singapore (2014).