Saudi hotel bags 'Travel Oscar' nominations
Riyadh, March 17, 2008
Al Faisaliah Hotel – A Rosewood Hotel, a Riyadh-based luxury hotel, has won three nominations in the 'World Travel Awards,' dubbed as travel industry’s Oscars.
The World Travel Awards, the global industry spectacle, is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year with a bigger than ever series of gala events around the globe to announce the winners.
The Middle East winners will be announced at a glittering “Oscars” style awards event at Emirates Palace hotel in Abu Dhabi on October 28 after thousands of travel professionals around the world have cast their votes online.
A landmark at the heart of the city’s Olaya district, Al Faisaliah, is in line for more honours as it has been nominated for 'Middle East’s Leading Hotel, Saudi Arabia’s Leading Business Hotel and Saudi Arabia’s Leading Hotel,' categories, said a hotel official.
“Just like with the Oscars, there’s a big sense of achievement in being nominated for an award, and the management and staff are particularly proud and excited that we’ve managed to win nominations in three categories for 2008” said Wolfgang O. Pachler, managing director for Al Faisaliah Hotel – A Rosewood Hotel.
Costas S. Gavriel, director of sales and marketing, added, “The nominations come from travel industry professionals, so this is a big endorsement of our efforts to maintain our reputation as the Kingdom’s leading luxury hotel offering impeccable service.”
This year’s three nominations mean Al Faisaliah Hotel has the chance to go one better than in the 2007 World Travel Awards when it celebrated a double success, winning awards for Saudi Arabia’s Leading Hotel & Leading Suite, and Saudi Arabia’s Leading Hotel for the third year in a row.
These were among a stream of prestigious awards captured in recent years by the hotel, which forms a towering centre piece amid the exclusive shops, residences and businesses of Riyadh’s Al Faisaliah Centre, Pachler added.
The hotel is famous for its spectacular dome restaurant, 'The Globe,' which gives dramatic view across Riyadh.-TradeArabia News Service