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Doha Marriott wins silver at Mena Awards


doha • The Doha Marriott showed once again that it is one of the region's leading business hotels when, for the second year in a row, it won an award at last week's Mena Travel Awards for Best Five Star Business/Corporate Hotel.

Votes for the Mena awards are cast from across the travel and trade agencies within the region making the Mena awards the leading professionals' choice awards. This year over 62,000 votes were cast from industry insiders highlighting the Mena awards as a measure of industry excellence.

A total of 51 awards were given out in 17 different categories, which included categories for five and four-star hotels, airlines, golf courses and duty-free shops. The silver award for 'Best Business/ Corporate Hotel' was picked up by Director of Sales & Marketing Belal Alkadry on behalf of the Doha Marriott property at a glittering ceremony, held at the Al Bustan Rotana Hotel in Dubai.

Belal Alkadry thanked the organisers and guests for their vote of confidence in the Doha Marriott Hotel. He commented: "Again, we have shown that we are one of the leading Business Hotels in the region, having won a similar award last year. This speaks highly of our excellent facilities and affirms our status as one of the premier venues of choice for business travellers."

For Alkadry, the addition of a new award reconfirms the hotel's passion for commitment and excellence, underlying a continuing effort to improve service standards. "The Best 5-Star Business/ Corporate Hotel award underscores our dedication to provide the best business facilities for today's diverse range of travelers. They inspire us to do better next year, not only because we want the prestige of winning awards, but also because we want our guests to keep coming back to the Doha Marriott. This way, we also fulfill our commitment to boosting the growth of regional tourism in general."

Belal Alkadry said: "The Mena Travel Awards 2007 recognise top hospitality properties in the Middle East & North Africa's growing travel industry. All our Marriott properties in the Middle-East have taken awards by storm in different categories this year. To name but a few, JW Marriott Cairo was voted 'Gold Winner for Best Conference/Convention Centre' in the region. The same Hotel won the Platinum Award for 'Best Golf Club'. Sharm El Sheikh Marriott Beach Resort property won the Golden Award for 'Best Five-Star Leisure Hotel' and Riyadh Marriott Hotel got the Silver Award for 'Best Conference/ Convention Centre'. Finally, Dubai Marriott Courtyard property won the Golden Award for 'Best Four-Star New Hotel for the year 2006."

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