World Travel Awards has announced The Oberoi, New Delhi as the host of its prestigious Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2014 in New Delhi, India on October 10th, 2014.
The iconic hotel will host the event, which will welcome hundreds of industry leaders to the Indian capital.
The Gala Ceremony will celebrate excellence in travel, tourism and hospitality in Asia & Australasia, with industry leaders from across both regions gathering to recognise the achievements of companies in the past 12 months.
Hosting the World Travel Awards Gala Ceremony will form part of a year of celebrations for The Oberoi, New Delhi, which will be celebrating its Golden Jubilee in 2015.
Recognised as a pioneer in luxury hospitality, The Oberoi, New Delhi, opened its doors in 1965 and has enjoyed unwavering patronage ever since.
In its successful 50 year journey, the iconic hotel has played host to the world’s elite - from presidents to premiers, chief executives to celebrities and continues to do so.
Located in the heart of India’s bustling capital city, The Oberoi, New Delhi is a harmonious blend of traditional and contemporary sophistication, catering to the needs and tastes of the most discerning travellers.
The Oberoi, New Delhi is an iconic hotel in honour of its place in the history of the city and in celebration of all who have experienced its unparalleled hospitality.
The hotel enjoys a deep emotional connect with locals and visitors alike and has witnessed generations of families sharing cherished moments decade after decade.
The Oberoi, New Delhi will mark the sixth and final stop on the annual World Travel Awards Grand Tour, with proceedings having kicked off at the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai in May.
Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso, in Athens, Greece, marks the next stop on the year-long global search for the world’s finest travel tourism organisations, on August 2nd, with Quito, Ecuador, following on August 9th.
The beautiful Caribbean island of Anguilla will follow on August 16th, before World Travel Awards arrives Abuja, Nigeria for the Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony on September 5th.
The Grand Final 2014 will take place in the Moroccan tourism hotspot of Marrakech, on November 29th.
World Travel Awards president Graham Cooke said: “I am delighted we will be visiting India for our Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony.
“The Oberoi Group has been close partners with World Travel Awards for a number of years, hosting our Grand Final at The Oberoi, Gurgaon in 2012.
“This year, we are associating with The Oberoi, which will celebrate its Golden Jubilee.
“We are honoured to be a part of this and are looking forward to what is sure to be a world-class event.”
Jay Rathore, vice president and general manager, The Oberoi, New Delhi, added his support.
He said: “We are happy to host the prestigious World Travel Awards at our iconic hotel, The Oberoi, New Delhi.
“We look forward to welcoming and meeting the hospitality industry leaders during the ceremony.”
He added: “This association is right in time when The Oberoi, New Delhi is at the threshold of its golden jubilee.
“The 50 successful years of this iconic hotel is testimony to the consistently improving standards of hospitality and service by The Oberoi Group.”
Voting is now open for the Asia & Australasian Gala Ceremony.
Travel industry professionals and the general public can vote for their favourite travel organisations here.
A full list of nominees can be seen here.