Global Traveler annual Reader Survey Award underlines global industry credentials of Dubai’s premier business and leisure hotel
Dubai, UAE; January 3, 2013: The Address Downtown Dubai, the flagship hotel of The Address Hotels + Resorts, the hotel brand owned by Emaar Hospitality Group, has been chosen as the ‘Best Hotel in the World’ at the Global Traveler Annual Reader Survey Awards for the second consecutive year.
Global Traveler is a monthly magazine for business and luxury travellers, and in this year’s annual reader survey, more than 28,000 people – mostly frequent premium travellers – took part to determine the best in some 70 travel-related categories.
Centrally located in Downtown Dubai, the elegantly designed Address hotel has won numerous international accolades since its opening in 2008. A preferred choice for business and leisure travellers, the five-star premium hotel has redefined hospitality standards in the region by ensuring that guests have a memorable stay led by superior service standards and an array of lifestyle amenities.
Philippe Zuber, General Manager of The Address Downtown Dubai, said: “The world’s premium travellers have made their choice clear: For the second consecutive year, they have voted our hotel as the world’s best. Sustaining industry leadership is the toughest challenge in the hospitality sector, and to receive the honour as the ‘best hotel in world’ repeatedly is a true testament to how we consistently meet the demanding requirements of our guests.”
He added: “There are several factors that contribute to the appeal of our hotel. The location in Downtown Dubai, described as ‘The Centre of Now,’ our focus to provide tangible guest benefits and an unwavering commitment to excellent service standards make the hotel the number one choice for the discerning traveller.”
The Address Downtown Dubai tops other hotels in the category from Venice, Paris, London, Honolulu, Abu Dhabi, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Beverly Hills, in the ranking of the ‘Best Individual Hotel in the World,’ highlighting its industry thought leadership and appeal to discerning travellers from around the world.
In close proximity to The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination, and offering spectacular views of The Dubai Fountain, the world’s tallest performing fountain, The Address Downtown Dubai overlooks Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. The architecture of the 63-floor hotel is unique and breath-taking, enhancing the mood of the venue as a premier lifestyle destination. The hotel features 196 guest rooms and suites as well as 625 serviced apartments.
The Address Downtown Dubai offers an extensive range of gourmet experiences, with seven specialty restaurants & lounges including, The Cigar Lounge, located on level 13. In addition it offers modern meeting and event venues, a signature Spa, a fully equipped Fitness Centre, chilled pools and indulgent amenities and services.
The hotel has been voted Best Business Hotel in Dubai at the Business Destination Travel Awards in 2010, and Dubai’s Leading City Hotel at the 2010 World Travel Awards, in addition to featuring in the Conde Nast Traveller Hot List 200.