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Starwood Hotels & Resorts wins the World Travel Award for Africa’s leading hotel brand

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has received the World Travel Award for ‘Africa’s Leading Hotel Brand’ at a prestigious ceremony that took place in Durban, South Africa. The most important night for Africa’s travel and tourism industry, the World Travel Awards celebrate the achievements of some of the region’s finest travel brands with more than 500 African organizations nominated.

“It is an honor for us to receive such a prestigious prize and it is a great reward for our hotels in Africa. Our associates take pride in making each guest stay memorable and this recognition highlights the superior customer experience found in our world-class hotels operating here” commented Hassan Ahdab, Vice President, Regional Director, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Africa and the Indian Ocean, “Starwood will continue to deliver outstanding guest experiences to travelers whilst continuing to strengthen our presence in this thriving market”.

In addition to Starwood Hotels & Resorts taking home the award for the Africa’s Leading Hotel Brand, three individual Starwood hotels were also recognized at the ceremony. Le Royal Mansour Meridien Casablanca was voted Morocco’s Leading Hotel, Le Meridien Douala received the accolade of Cameroon’s Leading Hotel and the prestigious title of Africa’s Leading Hotel went to the Arabella Western Cape Hotel & Spa.

The World Travel Awards were launched in 1993 with the aim of encouraging the travel and tourism industry to embrace the pursuit of excellence. The annual ceremony gains international recognition by focusing on one of the most important aspects of travel and tourism – the quality customer experience. Votes are cast by thousands of industry professionals from 170,000 travel and tourism organizations in 160 countries.