Published on : Tuesday, October 31, 2017
A number of individual properties were also honoured, with Jumeirah Beach Hotel voted the Middle East’s Leading Family & Mice Hotel, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers taking the title of Middle East’s Leading Luxury Business Hotel, and Burj Al Arab Jumeirah awarded the trophy for Middle East’s Leading All Suite Hotel.
The red-carpet event was hosted at the Armani Hotel Dubai, situated within the iconic Burj Khalifa. More than 400 industry leaders attended the event. The tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa was itself recognized as the Middle East’s Leading Tourist Attraction. Saudi Arabia also had a successful night, as the kingdom’s Vision 2030 seeks to turn the country into a tourism hotspot.
Riyadh’s Al Faisaliah Hotel took the award for Middle East’s Leading Business & Conference Hotel, among a host of other titles, while Flyin.com was recognized as the Middle East’s Leading Online Travel Agency. Alnakhla Resort walked away with the prize for Middle East’s Leading Luxury Residential Resort.
Middle Eastern icon Emirates Palace grabbed the title of Middle East’s Leading Luxury Hotel. Host Armani Hotel Dubai also walked away with the title of Middle East’s Leading Lifestyle Hotel.
The event was hosted by broadcaster Katie Fielder, while entertainment was provided by leading operatic tenor Andrew Amdur and 15-year-old singing sensation Anabella Amdur.