City Inn has been awarded ‘Best Business Hotel Brand 2006’ at the annual Business Travel World Awards.The awards were held at the Grosvenor House hotel in London
this week in front of an audience of 1300 business travel specialists.
Over 150 influential corporate travel buyers voted for the hotel group in
the Best Business Hotel Brand in the fewer than 100 properties categories.
The shortlist saw City Inn compete against Mandarin Oriental Hotels and
Ritz-Carlton with the final vote going to a judging panel, made up of
experts from the hospitality industry who not only scrutinised each entry,
but also researched market feedback before making a final decision.
The judges said that City Inn epitomised the new wave of products and
services being created in response to the modern business travel market.
“They are meeting the needs of the business traveller with easy access and
value for money,” said one judge. “They have the wow factor,” said another,
“City Inn is innovative and understands the needs of today’s business
traveller.” The judges also said that City Inn is, “cool as opposed to hip
or luxury. It’s perfect for business travellers and any corporate’s guests
would be happy to stay there.”
Commenting on the award, City Inn’s Chief Executive and co-founder David Orr
said: “It is really fantastic to get a further award that clearly is our
most important to date because it is recognition for the brand. I believe it
shows that we are really making a mark with our customers’ needs in a way
that clearly makes a difference for them. Our culture is to make the
experience of our brand classy, reliable, value for money, interesting,
personal and forward thinking. I am delighted for our colleagues who work so
hard to deliver day in day out they deserve this recognition - it gives us
even more incentive to grow our company. “