Golden Tulip Hotels Suites and Resorts has named its Al Barsha property in Dubai ‘hotel of the year 2011-2012’ in its annual Middle East and North Africa awards.
“The Golden Tulip Al Barsha - UAE, owned by Nour Capital, Mohamad Gouseh and managed by Tarek Lotfi, has been acknowledged for displaying high hospitality standards and ability to withstand the difficulties of the recent economic downturn,” the chain said in a statement.
Other hotels recognised in the internal awards ceremony include those in Muscat and Beirut.
Golden Tulip Serenada Hamra, Lebanon, owned by Serenada Tourist SAL and headed by operations manager Rabih Abdo, was recognised for it success in attracting meetings and events business.
Meanwhile, The Tulip Inn Muscat - Oman, owned by Sheikh Salem Bib Musthil Al MAshani and headed by operations manager Naji Abi Farah was said to have shown continued improvement during the last year.
“We thank the owners and all those who have contributed to us moving forward in Lebanon, Oman and the UAE and we congratulate our team for these achievements that have contributed to further success in maintaining our leadership in these markets,” said Amine E. Moukarzel, president – MENA, Golden Tulip Hotels Suites and Resorts.
“We are aiming to add more hotels to our portfolio in the MENA region that will create more job opportunities in the hospitality industry,” he added.
The Golden Tulip brand is part of Louvre Hotel, comprising seven hospitality brands.
There are 62 hotels operated under The Golden Tulip brand in the Middle East and North Africa, including 12 in the UAE, five in Oman, three in Bahrain, two in Jordan, four in Lebanon, one in Egypt, five in Tunisia, four in Morocco and 26 in Saudi Arabia.
The firm has 13 additional MENA properties in the pipeline