KATARA HOSPITALITY RECEIVES ACCOLADES
QATAR TODAY > JANUARY 2015 > 93
The award was presented at the grand finale ceremony in Anguilla recently, which was attended by top executives from the travel, tourism and hospitality sectors. Founded in 1993, the World Travel Awards aim at recognising, acknowledging and rewarding excellence in the travel, tourism and hospitality sector worldwide. Salem Al Kubaisi, Chief Corporate Services Officer at Katara Hospitality, accepted the award on behalf of the company.
Commenting on the organisation's latest accomplishment, His Excellency Sheikh Nawaf Bin Jassim Bin Jabour Al Thani, Chairman of Katara Hospitality, said, “This accolade underlines the investment and development milestones we have achieved on our journey to becoming one of the top hospitality organisations in the world. Identifying attractive investment opportunities, increasing revenue streams and presenting exceptional service to our guests has propelled Katara Hospitality into the global spotlight.”
“We are proud to once again win this award at such an important international platform and be recognised as an organisation that is pushing the boundaries of industry excellence,” added Hamad Abdulla Al-Mulla, CEO and Board Member of Katara Hospitality. Katara Hospitality has recently reopened the Sheraton Doha Resort and Convention Hotel, following an extensive renovation that upgraded the property's facilities. Bringing Doha's most iconic hotel to its former glory, the refurbishment perfectly reflects the synergy between the striking 1970s architecture of one of Qatar's most recognised landmarks and all the functionality expected of a leading 21st century luxury hotel.
Earlier this month, the Excelsior Hotel Gallia, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Milan in one of Katara Hospitality's five-star properties in Italy – welcomed its first guests during its soft reopening. Following the completion of the full renovation by renowned Milanese architect Marco Piva, this iconic project will officially reopen in February 2015, following four years of redevelopment work. With 30 hotels already in operation or under development, Katara Hospitality has topped its long-established goal of 30 properties by 2016 two years ahead of schedule.