Music has the Grammys, while film has the Oscars, but when it comes to the hospitality industry, the World Travel Awards take top billing in recognising the industry’s top performers. Amongst the winners at this year’s 20th Annual World Travel Awards was the Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel & Conference Center, which was voted France’s Leading Conference Hotel.
Properties such as this Paris conference hotel were honored at the 2013 World Travel Awards Grand Final, held in Doha, Qatar on November 30th. The event was a truly global event hosted by Turkish broadcaster Ece Vahapoglu; featuring live performances from Lebanese artiste Maya Diab, dance group Enana and electric violinist Micah; and hosting guests of honor HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad al-Thani, chairperson of Qatar Museums Authority, and Sheikh Jassim bin Abdulaziz al-Thani.
Winners such as this Paris conference hotel are decided by votes from “qualified executives working within travel and tourism and the consumer travel buyer.” The award celebrates “those companies, organisations and brands that are pushing the boundaries of industry excellence in product and service.”
At the gala, World Travel Awards president and founder Graham E. Cooke said, “...these particular winners continue to serve as an example of the most luxurious and innovative brands with unique hospitality products and services. [The] recipients strive to set the highest possible bar to raise the standards of excellence in travel and tourism.”
Part of what makes this Paris conference center hotel France’s Leading Conference Hotel is its modern, flexible meeting and event space, which spans more than 51,000 square feet and 84 rooms, and an expert events and catering staff that is on hand to handle every detail. The city’s largest business hotel also puts conference guests close to what’s most important to them, from the metro to the Paris Nord Villepinte Congress Center, and offers onsite amenities including a fitness center, Greatroom bar and restaurant and high-speed Internet access to make their stay comfortable and convenient.