ART Rotana Amwaj Islands, the luxury beach-front resort in the heart of Amwaj, was named the World’s Leading New Hotel at the internationally-renowned World Travel Awards (WTA) 2015, the premier global event that promotes excellence in the travel and tourism industry. ART Rotana, which celebrates its one-year anniversary this month, was recognised for its efforts and success in establishing a unique hospitality offering with premium service, creative concepts, inspiring ambience and an ideal location. The awards were announced recently at a red carpet gala ceremony in Morocco.
Hailed as “The Oscars of the Travel Industry” by the Wall Street Journal, the World Travel Awards event is recognized worldwide as the ultimate travel accolade; the WTA were established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate the enormous achievements found in all sectors of the global travel industry. Each year this coveted event attracts VIPs, senior tourism figures and international media, engaging the travel industry community and building to a crescendo with the annual Awards Presentation Ceremony.
Commenting on the hotel’s latest victory, Mr. Joe Batshoun, General Manager of ART Rotana Amwaj Islands, stated, “We are extremely proud and honored to be recognised as the World’s Leading New Hotel by such an esteemed entity. This is a true reflection of our team’s hard work, dedication and passion which have been the driving force for all our successes. 2015 has been an extraordinary year of achievements for ART Rotana, we have been able to accomplish tremendous results within a relatively short period of time and can proudly say that we have exceeded customer expectations, and raised the bar for the hospitality industry in Bahrain”.
“When ART Rotana first arrived in this market, we set off to do something different, unique and inspiring. We exerted great efforts in establishing a prime hotspot for the local community and a destination resort to support the growing needs of the regional and global traveller; we focused on best-in-class hospitality standards, innovative concepts and superior service inspired by the traditions of Bahrain and the welcoming, kind-hearted nature of the Arabian culture. This is the fourth award for ART Rotana in the last twelve months and marks the perfect ending to the perfect year; our efforts have paid off and we look forward to 2016 with ambitious plans to continuously improve ourselves and ensure we stay ahead of the curve and remain the destination of choice for our guests”, further commented Mr. Batshoun.
ART Rotana’s victory was further complimented by that of its parent company ‘Rotana’ – the leading hotel management company in the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Eastern Europe, which celebrated its ninth consecutive win of a special achievement award for the World’s Leading Business Hotel Brand at the WTA 2015. The Group’s Abu Dhabi property, Beach Rotana also brought home top honors at the event, taking the World’s Leading Corporate Resort title.
With over 300 striking sea-view rooms and suites that provide all the conveniences reflective of a five-star property, ART Rotana offers an ideal destination for leisure and business alike. Eight state-of-the art meeting rooms and conference facilities, a majestic ballroom, seven exciting food and beverage outlets, a fully equipped Beach Club with modern Fitness and Wellness services and a Children’s Waterpark offering plenty of organized activities and attractions for the kids, place this hotel at the forefront of Bahrain’s hospitality offerings.