Starwood shines bright at World Travel Awards

Starwood shines bright at World Travel Awards

The Westin Grand Cape Town has taken the title of “Africa’s Leading Meetings and Conference Hotel” at the 2010 World Travel Awards Ceremony, whilst Arabella Western Cape Hotel & Spa walked away with the awards for “Africa’s Leading Luxury Hotel”, “Africa’s Leading Spa Resort” and “South Africa’s Leading Spa Resort”.

“We’re especially pleased to have won four awards at this prestigious event as we were up against some tough competition. In addition to this, we were voted best in the respective categories by a large number of industry experts – the people who understand what it takes to be an exceptional establishment” says Friedrich Schaefer, COO of ArabellaStarwood South Africa.

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(The Heated Lap Pool, Arabella Western Cape Hotel & Spa)

Hailed as the Oscars of the travel industry, the World Travel Awards is one of the most prestigious and comprehensive awards programmes for the travel business.

The event has been running for seventeen years and has recognised success and achievements in all the regions of the world covering all sectors of the global travel, tourism and hospitality industry. Winners are selected through a voting campaign that sees the participation of approximately 167 000 travel professionals from around the globe.

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(Westin Executive Suite)

Rob Kucera, General Manager of Arabella Western Cape Hotel & Spa said: “Gratitude is mostly owed to our instinctive, professional and friendly staff who work hard to maintain high standards and to ensure every guest receives an extraordinary experience.”

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(Westin Executive Club Restaurant)

Starwood Hotels & Resorts which includes brands such as Sheraton, Westin, Luxury Collection, W and Le Meridien was proud to walk away with the award for Africa’s Leading Hotel Group.

The Westin Grand won South Africa’s Leading Business Hotel at the World Travel Awards Ceremony 2008. Arabella Western Cape Hotel & Spa won Africa’s Leading Luxury Hotel at 2009 World Travel Awards and “Africa’s Leading Family Resort” in 2008.