Rotana, one of the leading hotel management companies in the region with hotels across the Middle East, Africa and Turkey, took home a total of 16 awards at the World Travel Awards (WTA) Middle East Gala Ceremony 2018.
Now celebrating its 25th year, the event renowned as the ‘Oscars of the travel world’, took place in Ras Al Khaimah on 19 April.
Rotana secured the coveted title of ‘Middle East’s Leading Hotel Brand’ for the 12th year in a row, in addition to winning major regional awards including ‘Middle East’s Leading City Hotel’ for Amwaj Rotana, Dubai; ‘Middle East’s Leading Corporate Resort’ for Beach Rotana, Abu Dhabi; and ‘Middle East’s Leading Luxury Hotel Apartments’ for Arjaan Dubai by Rotana.
The company received a further 12 accolades in the country and city-based categories, while Rotana’s Chairman Nasser Al Nowais was recognized with a special ‘Middle East’s Leading Travel Personality Award’ for his outstanding contributions to the industry.
Guy Hutchinson, chief operating officer at Rotana, said “On behalf of everyone at Rotana, I would like to thank our guests from across the region and beyond for putting their trust in us and selecting Rotana as their hospitality partner of choice. We are delighted to accept these prestigious awards, which are a testament to the tireless efforts of our dedicated team members. Their contributions shape the world-class experiences enjoyed by our guests daily, and have played a key role in elevating the Rotana brand to the market-leading position it enjoys today.”
The full list of awards won by Rotana at World Travel Awards Middle East 2018 is as follows:
- Middle East’s Leading Hotel Brand 2018: Rotana Hotels
- Middle East’s Leading City Hotel 2018: Amwaj Rotana, Dubai
- Middle East’s Leading Corporate Resort 2018: Beach Rotana, Abu Dhabi
- Middle East’s Leading Luxury Hotel Apartments 2018: Arjaan Dubai by Rotana
- Bahrain’s Leading Hotel 2018: ART Rotana, Amwaj Island, Manama
- Iraq’s Leading Hotel 2018: Erbil Rotana
- Jordan’s Leading Conference Hotel 2018: Amman Rotana
- Jordan’s Leading Serviced Apartments 2018: The Boulevard Arjaan by Rotana
- Lebanon’s Leading Business Hotel 2018: Gefinor Rotana
- Oman’s Leading Beach Resort 2018: Salalah Rotana Resort
- Qatar’s Leading City Hotel 2018: City Centre Rotana Doha
- Saudi Arabia’s Leading City Hotel 2018: Rosh Rayhaan by Rotana
- Saudi Arabia’s Leading Budget Hotel 2018: Centro Shaheen by Rotana
- United Arab Emirates’ Leading Business Hotel 2018: Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi
- United Arab Emirates’ Leading Family Resort 2018: The Cove Rotana Resort
- Abu Dhabi’s Leading Serviced Apartments 2018: Park Arjaan by Rotana
- Middle East’s Leading Travel Personality Award: Nasser Al Nowais, Chairman, Rotana