Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa Recognized as the ‘World’s Best Luxury Desert Resort’ During the Awards Gala Ceremony held in Hong Kong
Dubai, UAE, November 03, 2015 – Bab Al Shams Resort & Spa, part of Meydan Hotels & Hospitality, added another award to their already established reputation as the ‘World’s Best Luxury Desert Resort’ at the 2015 World Luxury Hotel Awards Gala Ceremony held in Hong Kong. This prestigious accolade upholds the Resort’s ethos of being the world’s most indulgent desert escape offering an unmatched Arabian hospitality.
Upon receiving the award, Mohamed El Aghoury, Cluster General Manager for The Meydan Hotel and Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, said, “This award is a global recognition of our collective efforts to provide world-class facilities and service excellence to our guests, and at the same time our commitment to remain competitive within the luxury hotel industry. Every member of our team has contributed to achieving this success.”
Months prior to announcing the winners, a mystery guest from Luxury Hotel Awards visited Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa and evaluated the key aspects that formed part of the final judging process. The criteria revolved around the delivery of service excellence, maintaining high standards and building staff morale.
For years since its opening, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa has been awarding its guests an experience marked by unmatched desert luxury, blending it seamlessly with the vibrant and welcoming cultural heritage of the United Arab Emirates. The number of global awards this destination garnered in the past 10 years solidified its position on the world’s travel and tourism map. Some of them include Middle East’s Leading Desert Resort & Spa at the World Travel Awards 2014–2015, UAE’s Leading Hideaway Resort at the World Travel Awards 2013, Best Luxury Spa at the World Luxury Spa Awards 2014, and a Global Winner of the World Luxury Spa Awards – Best Luxury Safari 2015.
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About World Luxury Hotel Awards
The World Luxury Hotel Awards is a recognized global organization providing luxury hotels with recognition for their world-class facilities and service excellence provided to guests. Awards are presented to luxury hotels in different categories on a country, continent and global basis. The World Luxury Hotel Awards aim to encourage and raise service standards within the luxury hotel industry.
About Meydan Hotels & Hospitality
Translated from Arabic, Meydan means ‘a meeting place’. Meydan Hotels and Hospitality, through its collection of luxury hotels and resorts, provides its guests and customers with a myriad of unique and iconic places to meet and escape. Whether it is a meeting of minds at a board meeting or a meeting of hearts at a wedding reception, the unrivalled venues at Meydan Hotels and Hospitality make its properties the harmonious meeting venue. Meydan Hotels and Hospitality’s premium leisure experiences include The Meydan Hotel, The Track, Meydan Golf, and Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa.
About The Meydan Hotel
The Meydan Hotel enjoys a majestic position overlooking the Dubai racecourse – host to the exhilarating racing season. Spanning a vast 1.6 km, it is also a coveted travel destination all-year round with unrivalled standards in luxury hospitality. With 284 extravagantly appointed rooms and suites, the hotel also offers a myriad of iconic meeting venues ideal for business and leisure travellers alike spanning over 20,350 sqm. Catering to every craving with its 7 themed food and beverage outlets, The Meydan Hotel also offers extensive leisure facilities such as tennis, golf, rooftop infinity pool, horse riding activities, gymnasium, and aerobics. It is within easy striking distance of Downtown Dubai, the Sheikh Zayed Road and Dubai International Airport, where guests can enjoy total serenity while remaining connected with the hustle and bustle of the city.
About Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa
The award-winning hotel is nestled in the heart of the desert dunes located only 1 hour and 15 minutes from Dubai and Abu Dhabi and is adjacent to Dubai International Endurance City. The property is renowned as a rural, luxury desert retreat offering guests a one of its kind traditional experience as it embraces the culture and heritage of its landscape. The rustic hotel consists of 115 charming rooms and suites located in clusters of double- story buildings each featuring its own balcony or private terrace, five meeting rooms offering 8 food and beverage outlets, a dedicated leisure segment including activities from desert safari to bicycle tours and Satori Spa. Al Hadheerah is Bab Al Shams’ traditional desert camp offering authentic dining experiences and unparalleled escapes into a rich world of cultural tradition, informal ambience, tranquil surroundings and colourful Arabian themes, that combine authentic Arabian cuisine cooked over wood fires and live cooking stations with cultural performances set to the backdrop of enchanting sand dunes.