Conrad Hotels received the ultimate award of “World’s Leading Luxury Hotel Brand” at the annual World Travel Awards ceremony, held Sunday night on the eve of the opening of the World Travel Market held in London for the global travel trade industry. This prestigious trophy was presented to Clem Barter, President of Conrad Hotels, during the dinner ceremony at the London Royal Opera House.
As in previous years, tens of thousands of travel professionals cast their votes online to determine the winners of each category. The 2005 World Travel Awards were supported by many media organizations, including BBC Worldwide and several international tourism television channels.
Clem Barter commented: “I am delighted and most grateful to the travel industry for its support which has resulted in the numerous awards we humbly received tonight. It is rewarding to have our customer focus and owners’ support recognized by this discerning group of travel professionals. I sincerely believe it is a tribute to all my colleagues worldwide. Motivated by such an award-winning year for Conrad, we plan to continue growing worldwide and shall not rest on our laurels.”