St Regis hotel in Doha hosted the 10th anniversary gala of the World Luxury Hotel Awards ceremony.
The prestigious event saw hospitality professionals, media and valued guests gather together for a glamorous night
Awards were presented to luxury hotels and resorts in over 60 categories on a country, regional, continent and global basis.
Dining was to the perfection of Executive Chef Jean-Luc Morcellet; a chicly decadent 6-course meal was prepared to order and each course was elegantly plated. Guests savoured their meals while being entertained with live, toe-tapping jazz music, performed throughout the evening.
In celebration of the decade anniversary, the World Luxury Hotel Awards designed a limited edition trophy for its winners, plated in 24 karat gold and beautifully and meticulously crafted to symbolise elegance, grandeur, majesty and luxury. Winners held their trophy with pride as they were given an opportunity for one-on-one personalised video interviews to speak about their achievement with media.
The Best Luxury New Hotel Award was presented to the Tunisian hotel ‘La Badira’ which is a first and the establishment is also a member of The Leading Hotels of the World network.
Mouna Ben Halima, CEO of La Badira was quoted saying “I feel very happy and proud for this achievement, the first one of its kind for Tunisia. My whole team has been working very hard towards perfect service in a very challenging period for tourism in the country. I invite you all to visit Tunisia and to support democracy in the Arab world”
The evening was MC’d by the captivating businessman Khalifa Al Haroon, Arabian Business Magazine’s’ “Young Achiever of the Year 2014” and CEO and founder of Haroon United Group (HUG) which counts among its stable of companies, ILoveQatar.net, a website portal that aims to bridge the gap between Qatar and its large expatriate population.