Condé Nast Traveler has announced the results of its 32nd annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Mina A'Salam taking the top spot in two categories.
The iconic Burj Al Arab was recognized at number 1 In the Top 15 Hotels in the Middle East category whilst the luxurious Jumeirah Mina A'Salam led the way in the Top 10 Resorts in the Middle East group, based on the experiences of Conde Nast Traveler readers.
There were also successes for Jumeirah at Etihad Towers and Jumeirah Al Naseem ranked #6 and #7 respectively in the Top 15 Hotels in the Middle East category and for Jumeirah Port Sóller Hotel & Spa which came in at #18 in the Top 30 Resorts in Europe group.
José Silva, CEO of Jumeirah Group commented; “Recognition in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards is very important to us as they reflect the experience of our guests. We are immensely proud to receive five accolades this year including two #1 rankings for Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Mina A'Salam. Delivering exceptional guest experiences and service beyond expectations is a key focus for our business and these prestigious awards are testament to the hard work and dedication of our team."
This year, Condé Nast Traveler combined their annual surveys in the US & UK into one global Readers’ Choice Awards list. Over 600,000 readers across the globe submitted millions of ratings and tens of thousands of comments on their experiences across the globe to provide a full snapshot of where and how people travel today.
The iconic sail-shaped silhouette of Burj Al Arab stands tall as a beacon of modern Dubai and is characterized by the finest hospitality you can ever experience. Guests can enjoy an optional chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce, helicopter trips from the iconic helipad, private beach access, a breath-taking terrace with pools and cabanas as well as some of the world’s best dining venues.
A boutique retreat with Arabian charm, just steps from the beach, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam translates to ‘The Harbour of Peace’ in Arabic and the hotel’s sand-coloured wind towers, lagoons and waterways, pay homage to ancient Arabic fishing and sailing traditions. With its 2km private beachfront, multiple pools, an award-winning spa, more than 50 restaurants and bars and an air-conditioned souk the resort attracts guests and visitors from across the globe.
The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are unanimously regarded as “the best of the best of travel.”
Source: Asda’a BCW