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DUBAI — Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality & leisure subsidiary of global property developer Emaar Properties PJSC, won six awards at the World Travel Awards 2010 with Emaar Hospitality being voted as the ‘Middle East’s Leading Tourism Property Development Company,’ and The Address Hotels + Resorts winning awards for all its properties in Dubai.
The Address Downtown Dubai, the flagship property of The Address Hotels + Resorts won the Award for ‘Dubai’s Leading City Hotel.’ The Address Dubai Mall was adjudged ‘Dubai’s Leading Lifestyle Hotel;’ The Address Dubai Marina won the award for ‘Dubai’s Leading Meetings & Conference Hotel;’ The Palace – The Old Town won ‘Dubai’s Leading City Resort’ award and The Address Montgomerie Dubai was chosen as ‘Middle East’s Leading Golf Course.’
Marc Dardenne, Chief Executive Officer, Emaar Hospitality Group, said that the World Travel Awards, described as the ‘Oscars of travel and tourism’ are a vote of confidence by the industry on Emaar Hospitality Group and The Address Hotels + Resorts.
“From being the hospitality & leisure service provider for Emaar’s integrated communities, Emaar Hospitality Group has truly evolved as a premier hospitality provider, as reiterated by the award for ‘Middle East’s Leading Property Development Company.’ This is also an acknowledgement of Dubai’s robust tourism and hospitality environment,” he added.
The World Travel Awards are selected through votes by industry professionals. This year, an unprecedented 183,000 hospitality and travel professionals, took part in the voting process.
Dardenne said the awards for all five Address-branded hotels in Dubai further highlights the success of their positioning in providing tangible guest benefits and superior service standards. “Each of The Address hotels has a distinctive location appeal; the hotels have also pioneered several industry-leading initiatives, which have left a strong impression on the industry professionals.”
Emaar Hospitality Group has a total portfolio of hospitality and leisure project assets of AED 3.7 billion ($1 billion). The group owns and manages a diversified portfolio of assets such as hotels, serviced residences, golf resorts, polo and equestrian club, recreation clubs, and the Dubai Marina Yacht Club.
The Address Hotels + Resorts, Emaar Hospitality Group’s five star premium hotel brand, focuses on a ‘one size fits one’ strategy where benefits to guests are the priority. The Address Downtown Dubai, the flagship property in Downtown Dubai, at 63 storeys, offers sweeping city views towards the iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower. The hotel offers 196 spacious and contemporary rooms, including 25 suites and 626 serviced residences.
The Address Dubai Mall, which opened 09/09/09, is linked to The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination. The 42-storey hotel has 244 rooms and suites, and 449 serviced residences. Redefining the lifestyle experience, the hotel offers the service of personal Fashion Advisors, who assist guests in high street and haute couture fashion shopping at the mall.