Rotana scoops an impressive 15 awards at the World Travel Awards 2016

World Travel Awards

Rotana has scooped a total of 15 awards at the Middle East Gala Ceremony of the World Travel Awards (WTA) 2016, including being named the ‘Middle East’s Leading Hotel Brand’ for a record-breaking 10th consecutive year.

The awards were presented at a gala ceremony held recently in Dubai.

Known as the most prestigious awards ceremony for the global travel industry, the World Travel Awards reward leaders in the tourism, airline, hotel and hospitality sectors around the world.


In addition to bagging four major regional awards – including ‘Middle East’s Leading Hotel Brand’; ‘Middle East’s Leading Corporate Resort’ for Beach Rotana, Abu Dhabi; ‘Middle East’s Leading Luxury Hotel Apartments’ for Arjaan by Rotana, Dubai Media City; and ‘Middle East’s Leading City Hotel for Al Bustan Rotana, Dubai’ – Rotana took home 11 awards in country- and city-based categories at this year’s awards.

Chairman, Rotana, Nasser Al Nowais said: “The World Travel Awards is recognised as the ultimate hallmark of quality, and it’s a source of pride for all of us at Rotana that we have once again been singled out as the region’s leading hotel brand at such a prestigious awards programme. At Rotana we have always believed that satisfied guests are our best advertising, and we view these awards as a natural corollary to our success in consistently delivering world-class experiences to our guests, across the breadth of our portfolio.”

He added, “Rotana has managed to sustain its strong performance despite the challenging global economic environment, which really speaks to the strength of our business model in weathering market volatility as well as our ability to both maintain a consistent brand appeal and deliver truly exceptional guest experiences.”

The full list of awards won by Rotana at World Travel Awards 2016 is as follows:

Middle East’s Leading Hotel Brand – Rotana Hotels

Middle East’s Leading Corporate Resort – Beach Rotana, Abu Dhabi

Middle East’s Leading Luxury Hotel Apartments – Arjaan by Rotana, DMC, Dubai

Middle East’s Leading City Hotel – Al Bustan Rotana, Dubai

Lebanon’s Leading Business Hotel – Gefinor Rotana, Beirut

Iraq’s Leading Hotel – Erbil Rotana Hotel

UAE’s Leading Family Resort – Fujairah Rotana Resort & Spa, Al Aqah Beach

UAE’s Leading Business Hotel – Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi

Al Ain’s Leading Hotel – Hili Rayhaan by Rotana

Makkah’s Leading Hotel – Al Marwa Rayhaan by Rotana

Bahrain’s Leading Hotel – ART Rotana, Amwaj Island

Oman’s Leading Beach Resort – Salalah Rotana Resort

Jordan’s Leading Serviced Apartments – The Boulevard Arjaan by Rotana

Dubai’s Leading Luxury City Hotel – Media Rotana

UAE’s Leading City Hotel – Al Ghurair Rayhaan by Rotana