One Tourism Destination – 12 Excellence Awards
4 Hotels and Resorts in Ras Al Khaimah recently received regional and international
hotel quality awards
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE - June 20, 2012: Ras Al Khaimah, the rising emirate in the UAE, and its high-quality international hotel brands were recently honored with regional as well as international awards. With these accolades, Ras Al Khaimah has strengthened its position as leisure, adventure and affordable luxury destination on the international Tourism map.
A total of seven Awards were presented to Banyan Tree Al Wadi and its sister resort, Banyan Tree Ras Al Khaimah Beach, where Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa as well as DoubleTree by Hilton received five accolades including community care and social responsibility recognition.
Commenting on the hotels’ awards, Victor Louis, Chief Operating Officer, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism and Development Authority said: “I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the winning hotels and resorts for achieving these prestigious awards. These awards endorse the aims of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism and Development Authority in promoting Ras Al Khaimah as a global affordable luxury destination for leisure and adventure travel. They are also a testament to the hard work attributed by each of the hotels’ team members.”
AT the 2012 World Travel Awards (WTA) also known as the 'Oscars of the travel industry), The Banyan Tree Al Wadi and Banyan Tree Ras Al Khaimah Beach walked away with five awards: Ras Al Khaimah Leading Resort; UAE Leading Villa Resort; Middle East Leading Desert Spa Resort and Middle East Leading Villa for Al Rimal Deluxe Villa. As for the 2012 MENA Travel Awards, known for its as 'quality for excellence', Banyan Tree Ras Al Khaimah Beach was awarded with the UAE Leading Beach Resort, while Banyan Tree Spa Al Wadi has won a Silver Award for Best 5 Star Leisure Hotel and the Platinum Award for Best Spa.
Banyan Tree Al Wadi integrates seamlessly with its surrounding arid environment, offering Deluxe Pool Villas and architecture that showcases traditional Arabic design together with wide range of desert activities including Falconry, horseback riding and archery. Banyan Tree, Ras Al Khaimah Beach comprises Beachfront Pool Villas set on a private peninsula of sand emulating the nomadic tent style of Bedouin tribes.
Two of Hilton Worldwide brands in Ras Al Khaimah were honored with five international awards including Holiday Check Award 2012, which is voted for by hotel guests and holidaymakers for Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa, appearing now in the Top 400 listing of Europe’s biggest travel portal holidaycheck.com. This prestigious property received two internal awards from Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand; “2011 MEA Hilton Brand Award of Excellence” that recognizes the property for outstanding performance on loyalty, service, condition and cleanliness and the MEA Q4 Blue Energy Award that recognises the hotel team for their dedication and exceptional performance.
Doubletree by Hilton Ras Al Khaimah was able to win two awards, including 2011 Crystal Cookie Community Care Award for extraordinary commitment to community care and social responsibility and the Care Cup heading over 300 hotels worldwide
The luxurious 5-star resort Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa is set in a verdant private bay on the northern tip of the Arabian Peninsula offering 1.5 km of white sandy private beach as well as a wide variety of leisure, dining and adventure facilities. Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Ras Al Khaimah is a modern hotel, conveniently situated in the heart of Ras Al Khaimah’s city center, close to attractions and businesses offering a selection dining and leisure facilities.