Rosewood Corniche basks in World Travel Award spotlight
27.05.2010: Jeddah hotel named best in Kingdom for leisure and business
From left, Shamel Droubi and Hans-Peter Lietske from Rosewood Corniche and David Falcon, Senior Vice President of the World Travel Awards. Rosewood Corniche won Saudi Arabia’s
Jeddah hotel named best in Kingdom for leisure and business
From left, Shamel Droubi and Hans-Peter Lietske from Rosewood Corniche and David Falcon, Senior Vice President of the World Travel Awards. Rosewood Corniche won Saudi Arabia’s Leading Hotel and Saudi Arabia’s Leading Business Hotel.
Rosewood Corniche in Jeddah has been named the Kingdom’s leading hotel for the second year by the world’s travel industry in only it’s third year in operation.
Adding to the coveted World Travel Award for Saudi Arabia’s Leading Hotel is the trophy for Saudi Arabia’s Leading Business Hotel, awarded to the Red Sea’s premier luxury property following its commitment to building relationships with the local business community and providing personalised services to business people visiting the Kingdom.
The awards, which are voted by travel professionals in the hospitality industry around the world, come after Qatar Airways, the world’s five-star airline announced that Rosewood Corniche is now its preferred hotel for all travellers to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia’s commercial capital. The airline currently operates daily flights from its hub in Doha to Jeddah and Riyadh and double daily flights to Dammam.
Rounding off the good news for Jeddah’s landmark hotel, after a thorough two-year study, it is among a handful of Jeddah hotels to be awarded official five-star status by the Saudi Commission of Tourism and Antiquities.
“We have had a tremendous start to 2010 with the recognition from the SCTA that our personalised services and unique way of looking after our guests is in line with five-star standards around the world,” said Hans-Peter Lietzke, Managing Director of Rosewood Corniche.
“We are looking forward to developing our partnership with Qatar Airways, the world’s five-star airline and looking after their travellers when they arrive in Jeddah. Retaining Saudi Arabia’s Leading Hotel World Travel Award is a great reward to the Rosewood Corniche family and we are especially pleased to win Saudi Arabia’s Leading Business Hotel accolade.”
Designed for both business and leisure travellers, Rosewood Corniche is ideally positioned on Jeddah’s Corniche, one of the city’s most impressive districts. The celebrated Jeddah Corniche runs parallel to the Red Sea for over 20 miles and provides convenient access to the city’s business and leisure areas.
As the premier hotel in Jeddah, the stunning Rosewood Corniche redefines modern elegance and offers unparalleled personal service and world-class amenities, including 24-hour butler service for each of the 127 guest rooms and suites.
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts manages properties worldwide including Al Faisaliah Hotel and Hotel Al Khozama in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Rosewood Corniche in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek and Rosewood Crescent Hotel in Dallas, The Carlyle in New York, The Mansion on Peachtree in Atlanta, Rosewood Sand Hill, CordeValle and San Ysidro Ranch in California, Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi in Santa Fe, Las Ventanas al Paraíso and Rosewood Mayakobá in Mexico, and a triumvirate of world-class Caribbean properties – Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda, Caneel Bay on St. John and Jumby Bay on Antigua. Rosewood also offers Sense, A Rosewood Spa® - featuring treatments reflective of the brand's signature philosophy A Sense of Place® - available exclusively at select properties and now open at Jumby Bay.
For more information on Rosewood Hotels & Resorts Middle East or Sense, A Rosewood Spa®, please call +971 4 3124440 or visit www.rosewoodhotels.com.
- Lindsay Johnston, Total Communications Dubai - also photo
One of the UAE’s oldest educational establishments, Sharjah English School, celebrated its first Graduation Class recently. 11 students completing their A Level studies were feted at a school ceremony and an evening function. Though Sharjah English w weiter >>
Saudi Arabia’s leading hotel celebrates world class football, Offers guests world class luxury
Rosewood Corniche, elected Saudi Arabia’s Leading Hotel at the World Travel Awards 2010 for the second year in a row, will be offering spe weiter >>
Industry associations tackle real issues facing hospitality professionals in the Middle East – guest loyalty key to bottom line performance Picture caption: Members of the Emirates Culinary Guild meet at The Hotel Show 2010 weiter >>
Hat-trick for popular venue at the first Middle East Spa Awards
Bliss Spa at the W Hotel Doha has cleaned up in the three categories it was short-listed for at the inaugural Middle East Spa Awards, held today at The Hotel weiter >>
Financial turmoil in Eurozone, UK debt crisis, China realty bubble, and lingering US economic woes to put pressure on GCC hotel rates, say organisers of The Hotel Show
Khalid bin Sulayem opens T weiter >>
Country participation from more than 35 countries at The Hotel show, as burgeoning regional hospitality industry bucks recession hit tourism trends in Europe Companies from more than 35 overseas nations have underlined the strength of the Middle weiter >>
Regional hospitality industry continues to spend heavily on hotels during 2010 despite turbulent global economy, say organisers of The Hotel ShowAccording to a new study, cash expenditure in the GCC hospitality industry is set to reach more than $1.17 billion weiter >>
Awards ceremony to recognise excellence in treatments and amenitiesPicture caption: SensAsia Urban Spa nominated in the Spa Marketing categoryWith an increasing number of tourists and residents looking to relax, unwind weiter >>
€400 billion plan sees chain of Arabian Gulf solar plants linked in supergrid with Europe, say organisers of region’s biggest international industry trade showA map of Desertec’s plan shows a chain of solar power plants thro weiter >>
China HomLife expo creates new Silk Road to Middle East market
Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, UAE Minister of Foreign Trade at the China Homlife Show’s official opening ceremony at Airport Expo Duba weiter >>
From UAE to US, ECCO International provides first insight into social media in 24 countries, highlighting major differences, similarities in trendsECCO International, the global network of independent PR agencies, has compiled an extensive overview of the social media market and trends in 24 countries, including the major European economies, the USA, as well as Indi weiter >>
Sindbad frequent flyers to benefit from more air miles and car rental discounts
Michel Taride President, Hertz International and Executive Vice President Hertz Corporation and Abdulrazaq Alraisi, Genera weiter >>
BSi awards presented by British Consul General His Excellency Guy Warrington Caption: From left, Dr Ahmed El Tigani Abdel Rahim, General Manager of Al Rawabi, Rashid Ahmed Bin Rasheed, Chairman of Al Rawabi and weiter >>
CEO of new management company First & Foremost wants contracts between owners and operators to better reflect the changing tourism landscapeMore flexible contracts that allow owners to break deals with non-performing operators are vital to keep the hospitality industry thriving, according to a leading figure in the UAE’s hospitality sector. weiter >>
First operational ownership scheme in UAE offers investors in Oceana Suites on Palm Jumeirah 8 per cent return on investment annually
Photo caption: Inside an Oceana apartment.First and Foremost, th weiter >>
First & Foremost launches into Middle East with focus on family entertainment and sustainable development – brand offers real inbound tourism growth The region’s first family resort concept is being launched in Dubai in collaboration with one of Europe’s most successful family hotel concepts.New hotel management company First & weiter >>
Dubai-based owners of five-star London hotel, launches ladies only Duchess Rooms targeting female business and leisure guests from regionDukes Hotel, a five-star property with a country house feel in the heart of London’s St James’ weiter >>
Utility companies face demand and consumption doubling, even tripling in 20 years, say organisers of region’s biggest international industry trade showThe coming two decades are expected to see the weiter >>
World’s largest general use car rental brand to reinforce its presence in MEA region, ready for market revivalGina Costa, the newly appointed Commercial Director for Hertz Middle East and Africa. weiter >>
Mounting driver interest in the popularity of the Audi brand has boosted new car sales for Audi Abu Dhabi – one of the dealerships in the motor division of Ali & Sons Co. LLC – during the first quarter of 2010 by more than 30 % compared to the same period last year.
Apartments and high-end villa rents fall by 11% - Al Muntazah of Bin Mahmoud and Westbay Lagoon remain stable – mid term outlook positive Rental levels in Qatar’s residential leasing market continued to decrease overall in the first quarter of 2010, according to the latest report from leading regional and international real estate servi weiter >>
Abu Dhabi becomes regional focus for building contractors and suppliers – product sustainability and quality key to meeting developers’ demands
The inaugural CityBuild Abu Dhabi trade exhibition for the building and construction industry w weiter >>
Despite gloomy forecasts, 2010's biggest regional real estate investment show gets on with businessHH General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme weiter >>
• Some sectors see rents and values stabilising• New mortgage terms expected to aid flat sales The Jordanian real estate market continues to decline at a minimal rate with some sectors of the market showing weiter >>
Residential rental property and retail sectors identified as having greatest investment potential during executive debate at Cityscape Abu Dhabi conference
Pictured from the left are: Gurjit Singh, Chief Operating Officer of Sorouh Real Estate; weiter >>
Pioneering woman 'opening doors' in construction
“I hope to be opening the doors for more women to follow,” said Fatima Obaid Al Jaber, Chief Operating Officer of Al Jaber Group.A pioneering senior execu weiter >>
Jeddah diners are invited to enjoy the best Chinese food in town with breathtaking views on the Red Sea for a fraction of the priceJeddah diners are invited to enjoy the warm yet classy atmosphere of Noodles, Rosewood Corniche Chinese restau weiter >>
Investor ‘flight to growth’ seen by Asteco/Savills in first quarter 2010 report on London property market; prospect of ‘double dip’ in capital values unlikely
Upward rental growth is expected to return to the central London office market in 2010 but it will be patchy and weiter >>
• Residential rentals continue to slide by 4 - 7% • Sharjah office leasing market slows marginally Tenants in the Northern Emirates are continuing to move from one emirate to another in search of better accommodation and to be closer to their workplace, according to a report by Asteco, the largest prope weiter >>
Technology provides sustainable foundations for building industryPicture caption: A contractor in the Innovation Zone at CityBuild demonstrates how innovation has improved the sustainability of new building products. weiter >>
World's tallest building and Downtown Dubai take top honours at Cityscape Awards for Real Estate in the Middle East and North Africa
Photo caption: winners of the Cityscape Awards for real estate in the Middle East weiter >>
New initiative recognises growing potential of female Gulf investors – women estimated to hold $40 billion of region’s wealth Showing respect to Arabic cultural tradition and Islamic values and by special request, Cityscape Abu Dhabi has announced that the exhibition will be open to ladies’ only from 3 until 8pm on Wednesday 21 Ap weiter >>
Latest Proleads study released at CityBuild Abu Dhabi analyses current status of UAE civil construction market
A total of 1,296 projects valued at more than $418 billion are currently being built in the United Arab Emirates, with an additional weiter >>
Major announcements on UAE capital projects expected at largest gathering of Middle East real estate professionals Picture: A scene from last year’s Cityscape Abu Dhabi.A business-like approach to rea weiter >>
Shimmer and sparkle this season with exclusive offers on premium brands
Areej, the skincare, makeup, and fragrance retail chain, is hosting its annual exclusive Beauty Extravaganza. This unique event will be held across all Areej stores, located in Ri weiter >>
Abu Dhabi now regional focus for building contractors and suppliers as well as real estate investors and developersA new international trade show for the construction industry premiers in Abu Dhabi on Sunday 18 April 2010, as the capital of the United Arab Emirates becomes the Middle East focus for the construction industry as well as real estate investors and weiter >>
New freehold supply and Dubai availability adds downward pressure to apartment rents - Asteco report provides timely backdrop to Cityscape expo Apartment rents in Abu Dhabi have fallen by at least 5% during the first three months of 2010 and are expected to soften further as more new properties come onto the Abu Dhabi market according to Astec weiter >>
The Bride Show Dubai has been officially opened, offering a one stop shop for brides-to-be and women who love fashion, beauty and jewellery. At the Dubai International Exhibition Centre until 10:30pm on Saturday 10 April. weiter >>
Benefits or otherwise for Middle East hotels and resorts of social networking sites to be debated at The Seven Star ConferenceInternet marketing, website online booking software and now social media networkin weiter >>
Public-private partnerships to lead the way in multi-billion dollar infrastructure projects, say organisers of CityBuild Abu DhabiThe financing of major multi-billion dollar infrastructure projects such as roads, weiter >>