Starwood Hotels & Resorts Triumps at the World Travel Awards for Africa and Indian Ocean

  • Starwood Hotels
  • 07.20.10
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has left a well imbedded mark on the travel and tourism industry after receiving the World Travel Award for Africa’s Leading Hotel Group at a prestigious gala ceremony held in Johannesburg, South Africa on Wednesday, July 7, 2010.

The World Travel Awards, described by the Wall Street Journal as the Oscars of the global travel and tourism industry, was attended by 1,200 senior industry leaders, accentuating its significance as one of the most important events of the year for this industry.

“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,” said Hassan Ahdab, vice president, regional director, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Africa and the Indian Ocean. “With Starwood Hotels & 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.”
In addition to Starwood Hotels & Resorts receiving acknowledgement during the World Travel Awards, 14 individual Starwood properties also received awards at the ceremony: Sheraton Miramar Resort El Gouna Hurghada, Egypt: Africa's Leading Beach Hotel; Arabella Western Cape Hotel & 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 & 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 Méridien: Morocco's Leading Hotel; Abuja Sheraton Hotel & Towers: Nigeria's Leading Business Hotel; Abuja Sheraton Hotel & Towers: Nigeria's Leading Hotel; Le Meridien Ile Maurice: Mauritius' Leading Hotel and the Sheraton Pretoria Hotel: South Africa’s Leading Business Hotel.
The World Travel Awards, launched in 1993, is one of the most prominent and sought-after awards programs in the global travel and tourism industry. The entire process to receive this prestigious award for the various categories involves 183,000 travel professionals across the globe identifying establishments that consistently excel and perform beyond expectation.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world, with 1,000 properties in almost 100 countries and 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, and the recently launched Aloft® and ElementSM. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts.

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