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Starwood Hotels and Resorts wins World Travel Award among Africa hotels

  • 03-Aug-09 00:00
  • Kenya
  • Holiday Industry

Another accolade for Starwood Hotels and Resorts who are celebrating after having received the World Travel Award for being Africa's Leading Brand. The global hotel company beat more than 500 competing African organisations to win the title.

Starwood Hotels and Resorts wins World Travel Award among Africa hotels

Starwood Hotels and Resorts are celebrating after receiving the World Travel Award for "Africa's Leading Hotel Brand". The global company have a number of luxury hotels in Africa and were amongst more than 500 African organisations within the travel and tourism industry who were nominated for a variety of awards which took place at the prestigious ceremony in Durban, South Africa. A number of Morocco Hotels, South Africa Hotels, West Africa hotel, and North Africa hotels competed for the title but there could only be one winner.

Hassan Ahdab, Vice President and Regional Director of Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Africa and the Indian Ocean said:
"It is an honour for us to receive such a prestigious prize and it is a great reward for our hotels in Africa. Our associates take pride in making each guest stay memorable and this recognition highlights the superior customer experience found in our world-class hotels operating here.

"Starwood will continue to deliver outstanding guest experiences to travellers whilst continuing to strengthen our presence in this thriving market".

However, one impressive award was not enough for this company and they went on to receive three more awards for individual Starwood hotels in Africa including, Le Royal Mansour Meridien Casablanca, voted "Morocco's Leading Hotel"; Le Meridien Douala, voted "Cameroon's Leading Hotel"; and the Arabella Western Cape Hotel & Spa, which received the most important award for hotels in Africa - "Africa's Leading Hotel".

Launched in 1993, the World Travel Awards receive international acclaim each year and their aim and objective is to focus on excellent customer experience within the travel and tourism industry across the globe. The awards are voted by over 170,000 professionals within the travel and tourism industry throughout 160 countries.

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