Destination Golf - September 2016 * - Page 3

World Luxury Hotel Awards Celebrates a Decade in Awarding Service Excellence Established in 2006, the World Luxury Hotel Awards celebrates excellence in the luxury hotel sector and rewards those establishments, who through their exceptional efforts, truly put that extra sparkle on the definition of a ‘luxury’ establishment. “It is about rewarding and congratulating hotels and resorts that have excelled beyond the normal call of duty.” says Anton Perold, Managing Director for the World Luxury Hotel Awards. Arabella Hotel & Spa, African Pride - South Africa Awards are presented to luxury hotels in various categories on a country, regional, continent and global basis. The objectives of these awards are to recognise and celebrate service excellence and to encourage key players to strive to new heights to grow global competitiveness in the industry. Considered the pinnacle of achievement for hoteliering, the World Luxury Hotel Awards sets the basis for service standards around the globe and prides itself on providing true recognition to luxury hotels and resorts in their relevant categories. Furthermore, the public is given a voice that counts, as international tour operators, travel agents and hotel guests are afforded the opportunity to vote annually for their favourite destinations and elect the final winners. Voting is based on facilities and service excellence and hotels are encouraged to conduct voting campaigns in order to garner guest votes. On 29 October 2016, the company will celebrate a decade of awarding service excellence to its valued participants at its 10th annual gala ceremony, hosted by the St. Regis Doha in Qatar. Guests from around the world will gather at this auspicious occasion to receive their recognition on stage and some of the finest golfing establishments in the world will be awarded this evening, showcasing the true value of luxury and outlining the definition of service excellence in the hospitality golfing industry. “With over 800 hotels nominated from 145 countries to participate in the world’s most prestigious Awards initiative for luxury hotels in 2016, the process and bestowment of titles are no small feat. We welcome luxury establishments from around the globe to participate in our awards, to secure their honour as ‘the best of the best’”, says Perold. Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa - Morocco Constance Belle Mare Plage - Mauritius 3 3 • Issue 35 Resort PineVolume Cliffs, a Luxury Collection - Portugal