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Starwood's Africa and Indian Ocean luxury hotels triumph at World Travel Awards 2010

Operators of luxury hotels, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, have triumphed in the travel and tourist industry as they were awarded the World Travel Award for "Africa's Leading Hotel Group" at a lavish ceremony in South Africa in July this year.

Starwood's Africa and Indian Ocean luxury hotels triumph at World Travel Awards 2010

Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide was awarded a prestigious award for their luxury hotels at this year's World Travel Awards as they walked away with "Africa's Leading Hotel Group" at the gala ceremony held in Johannesburg, South Africa in July 2010.

Vice President and Regional Director of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Africa and the Indian Ocean, Hassan Ahdab, said:

"The World Travel Awards is the most exalted accolade an establishment in this industry can receive and it is therefore a considerable achievement for Starwood Hotels and Resorts in Africa to be presented with this coveted prize.

"With Starwood Hotels and Resorts representing a diverse collection of distinctive hotel brands within Africa and the Indian Ocean it was an immense accomplishment for our global hotel group and its family of hotel brand to be recognized and awarded for creating superior guest experiences."

Fourteen Starwood luxury hotels across Africa and the Indian Ocean were also awarded at the ceremony and included:

  • Sheraton Miramar Resort El Gouna Hurghada, Egypt: Africa's Leading Beach Hotel
  • Arabella Western Cape Hotel and Spa: Africa's Leading Luxury Hotel as well as Africa's Leading Spa Resort
  • The Westin Grand Cape Town Arabella Quays, South Africa was: Africa's Leading Meetings and Conference Hotel
  • Le Meridien Douala: Cameroon's Leading Hotel
  • Sheraton Soma Bay: Egypt's Leading All-inclusive Resort
  • Sheraton Addis: Ethiopia's Leading Hotel
  • Sheraton Gambia Resort: Gambia's Leading Hotel
  • Le Meridien N'Fis: Morocco's Leading Business Hotel
  • Le Royal Mansour Meridien: Morocco's Leading Hotel
  • Abuja Sheraton Hotel and Towers: Nigeria's Leading Business Hotel
  • Abuja Sheraton Hotel and Towers: Nigeria's Leading Hotel
  • Le Meridien Ile Maurice: Mauritius' Leading Hotel
  • Sheraton Pretoria Hotel: South Africa's Leading Business Hotel.

Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide owns, operates and franchises over 1000 luxury hotels and properties across 100 countries in the world. S well providing luxury holidays in the Indian Ocean, Starwood operates luxury hotels across Europe, the Caribbean, America, Asia and Africa.

The World Travel Awards have been running since 1993 and are considered as the "Oscars" of the global travel and tourism industry. With numerous categories including luxury hotels, resorts, islands, airlines, tour operators, destinations, spas, and eco-friendly properties, the decision for the prestigious awards lies in the hands of 183,000 travel professionals across the world.

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