THE YAS HOTEL IS NOMINATED FOR THE WORLD’S LEADING NEW HOTEL AND WORLD’S LEADING LANDMARK HOTEL
The nominations position the hotel alongside the very best hotels in the world
September 21, 2010: In May this year, The Yas Hotel was unanimously voted as ‘Middle East’s Leading New Hotel’ at the World Travel Awards held in Dubai.
As a result of the awards, The Yas Hotel is delighted to announce that it has now been nominated to compete as the World’s Leading New Hotel and World’s Leading Landmark Hotel. This nomination positions The Yas Hotel alongside the very best New Hotel’s in the world, including:
· Armani Hotel Burj, Dubai
· Borgo Egnazia, Italy
· Capella Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
· Hotel Missoni Edinburgh, Scotland
· The PuLi Hotel & Spa, China
· Viceroy Anguilla Hotel, Anguilla
· W Santiago, Chile
The overall winners will now compete against the crème de la crème throughout the world at World Travel Awards Grand Final which will take place in London (UK) in November, immediately before World Travel Market.
Abu Dhabi and Etihad Airways also feature prominently amongst the Nominees, with Yas Island nominated for Leading Tourism Development Project.
The World Travel Awards, now in its 17th year and the global travel and tourism industry equivalent of the ‘Oscars’, is helping to drive up standards of customer service and business excellence throughout the world.
“The Middle East is a shining example to the international industry, even in the challenging times that this region and destinations worldwide have been experiencing in the past two years”, said Graham E. Cooke, Founder and President of World Travel Awards.
On 19th April, The Yas Hotel won the award in Best Commercial, Office, Retail Built Development at the Cityscape Awards - Real Estate, MENA Gala Dinner in Abu Dhabi.
"Aldar Hotels & Hospitality is delighted to have received this award for The Yas Hotel. The hotel concept, design and ethos is unique as witnessed by millions of people globally in November of last year during the exceptional inaugural Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix and we are pleased that this was recognised by CityScape's distinguished judging panel. Our guests are enthralled and excited by the experiences, both architecture and service, offered by the hotel and all at Aldar Hotels & Hospitality are proud to have The Yas Hotel as the first hotel owned and operated by the company " Paul Bell, Managing Director of Aldar Hotels and Hospitality
Aldar Properties PJSC also picked up a second prestigious Award in the Best Commercial, Office, Retail Future Development for Yas Island Development, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.
The real estate industry turned out in full force once again for the Cityscape Awards - Real Estate, MENA Gala Dinner. Over the last few years the Cityscape Awards have now developed into the world’s premier Awards. The Awards reward excellence in the real estate industry by recognising projects that have shown outstanding designs, performance, vision and achievement in the region. Industry professionals attended to celebrate and acknowledge those who have surpassed the already high standards of the industry.
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The Yas Hotel
Opened in November 2009, The Yas Hotel, operated by Aldar Hotels & Hospitality, is the first in the hotel in the world to span a Grand Prix circuit, hosting the inaugural 2009 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Offering 499 luxuriously appointed guest rooms, international cuisine in 7 restaurants and pioneering design and architecture, The Yas Hotel will host several illustrious events in its first year, ranging from fashion to sports on a global scale. Located on Yas Island, The Yas Hotel is 10 minutes drive from Abu Dhabi airport, 15 minutes from Abu Dhabi’s National Exhibition Centre and 50 minutes from Dubai Marina.
The Yas Hotel is located on Yas Island, a natural island measuring 7.5km by 6.5km, which is currently being developed by Aldar Properties PJSC. As well as Yas Marina Circuit, the island will feature Ferrari World Abu Dhabi (the world’s largest indoor theme park), Yas Links Abu Dhabi - an 18 hole Links Championship golf course - a VIP marina, Yas Marina, a water park and Yas Mall, a super-regional retail experience.
Aldar Hotels and Hospitality
Aldar Hotels and Hospitality, established in 2007, has become an industry leader in Abu Dhabi, with well established, strong working relationships with leading global and regional hospitality brands and management companies offering products and services which redefine hospitality in Abu Dhabi and the region. Aldar Hotels & Hospitality strives to develop innovative and sustainable assets which deliver new and exciting experiences to Abu Dhabi, through outstanding, motivated staff with bright futures.