MENA Travel Awards 2006

MENA Travel AwardsThe MENA Travel Awards held earlier this month celebrate the best of the luxury travel industry in the Middle East and North Africa (hence the MENA bit). There were many nominees and awards so below I’ve given a short summation by listing only the platinum winners; the United Arab Emirates dominates the honours:

  • Platinum winners of the Best 5-star business/corporate hotel category:
    InterContinental City Stars Cairo, Egypt
    Doha Marriott Hotel, Qatar
  • Platinum winner of the Best 4-star business / corporate hotel category:
    Tulip Inn knowledge Village Hotel Dubai, UAE
  • Platinum winners of the Best 5-star leisure hotel category:  
    Conrad Sharm El Shiekh Resort, Egypt
    Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa, Dubai, UAE
    Intercontinental Mountain Resort and Spa Mzaar, Lebanon
  • Platinum winner of the Best 4-star leisure hotel category:
    Hilton Sharks Bay Resort, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
  • Platinum winner of the Best conference/convention hotel category:
    Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Platinum winner of the Best 5-star new hotel  for the year 2005  category:
    Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Platinum winners of the Best 4-star new hotel  for the year 2005  category:
    Coral Oriental Dubai Hotel, UAE
    Villa Rotana Suites Dubai, UAE
  • Platinum winner of the Best environmental 5-star  hotel  category:
    Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa Dubai, UAE
  • Platinum winner of the Best environmental 4-star  hotel  category:
    Mövenpick Resort El Quseir, Hurghada, Egypt
  • Platinum winners of the Best price value hotel  category:
    Radisson SAS Resort Sharjah, UAE
    Hurghada Marriott Beach Resort, Egypt
  • Platinum winners of the Best tourism project category:
    Taba Heights, Sinai, Egypt
    Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Platinum winner of the Best conference/convention centre category:
    JW Marriott Cairo, Egypt
  • Platinum winner of the Best  Middle East and North Africa airlines  category:
    Qatar Airways Doha, Qatar
  • Platinum winner of the Best  car rental – international brand  category:
    Hertz Rent A Car Dubai, UAE
  • Platinum winner of the Best  car rental – local brand  category:
    Al Muftah Rent A Car, Doha, Qatar
  • Platinum winner of the Best  duty free category:
    Bahrain Duty Free Shop Complex
  • Platinum winner of the Best  spa category:
    Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort And Spa Dubai, UAE
  • Platinum winner of the Best  golf club  category:
    Jolie Ville Mövenpick Golf and Resort, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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