InterConti gets Middle East biz vote

InterContinental Hotels Group has beeb presented with six prestigious awards at the Business Traveller
Middle East Awards.At the event, four of IHG’s most impressive and service-orientated
properties won awards, while InterContinental Hotels & Resorts was presented
with ‘Best Hotel Chain in the Middle East’ - the fifth time it has won this
award in six years.

Properties from the IHG portfolio recognised for their outstanding
performance in regional cities include:

      *      InterContinental Jordan with the ‘Best Business Hotel in
Amman’
      *      InterContinental Riyadh with the ‘Best Business Hotel in
Riyadh’
      *      InterContinental Jeddah with the ‘Best Business Hotel in
Jeddah’
      *      InterContinental Citystars with the ‘Best Business Hotel in
Cairo’
      *      InterContinental Phoenicia with the ‘Best Business Hotel in
Beirut’

It is the fourth time the InterContinental Riyadh and InterContinental
Phoenicia have been honoured with these prestigious accolades, after winning
in 2003, 2004 and 2005.

The awards ceremony, which brought together leading executives from the
travel and tourism industry, was held in Dubai during Arabian Travel Market.
“We are thrilled to have been recognised as the best hotel chain in the
Middle East, as well as receiving individual awards for five of our premier
properties. What is even more noteworthy is that InterContinental Citystars
won ‘Best Business Hotel in Cairo’, despite only being in its second year of
operation. 

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“These awards, voted by seasoned business travellers, are a tribute to the
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand.  By understanding our guests’
requirements, we deliver a personalised experience through a consistently
superior service and luxury product,” said Chris Moloney, chief operating
officer, InterContinental Hotels Group, Middle East and Africa.
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