Qatar’s first lifestyle hotel honoured as the ‘World’s Leading Hotel & Residences’ at the World Travel Awards 2012
Doha, Qatar (13 December 2012) – W Doha Hotel & Residences underlined its dominance within the hospitality market at the World Travel Awards’ Grand Finale Ceremony in New Delhi. W Doha, the first lifestyle hotel in Qatar was honoured with the prestigious award for ‘World Leading Hotel & Residences’, marking the end to the World Travel Awards’ year long search for the world’s most successful travel and tourism brands in the world.
Established in 1992, the World Travel Awards’ worldwide survey is conducted by professionals from the travel and tourism industry to seek out and reward the very best travel organisations in the world – those brands pushing the boundaries of excellence and implementing ground-breaking ideas. Over the years, the World Travel Awards have developed into the most significant and comprehensive awards programme in travel and tourism, and is recognised worldwide as the hallmark of industry excellence.
Considered the biggest event on the luxury hotel industry calendar, the World Travel Awards turns the spotlight on some of the worlds most sought after hotels, lodges, resorts and private islands. The awards are based on a premise that service excellence is the most critical factor in a hotel’s measure as a luxury hotel. W Doha’s success reflects its iconic style and commitment for innovation as it continues to showcase the service culture of the lifestyle brand, and surprise and delight guests with its service excellence and design and culinary sensations.
The ‘World Leading Hotel & Residences Award’ brings to an end an extremely successful year for W Doha. In October the property took home the coveted ‘Favourite Hotel’ title at the first ever Qatar Choice Awards whilst two of its signature restaurants; Market by Jean-Georges and Spice Market won Favourite Restaurant and Favourite Asian concept respectively. In the same week, the hotel’s culinary team took 14 medals in the Salon Culinaire competition, held during the Qatar’s Diyafa 2012 hospitality exhibition.
W Doha Hotel & Residences General Manager Safak Guvenc comments, “We are extremely proud to win this award and I would like to congratulate each and every member of our team who has made such success possible. To be honoured as the ‘World Leading Hotel & Residences’ by professionals working within travel and tourism underlines our ongoing dominance in the Middle Eastern market and growing recognition on a global platform. We will strive to ensure that we continue to work towards excellence to support our nation’s growing hospitality sector and vision to become a world-leader.”