MENA TRAVEL AWARDS 2005 Final NOMINEES and Winners

While the event aimed to recognize the accomplishment of the Tourism industry in the vibrant ME & NA Region The quality of the entries in this year's awards bears this out,
and we are confidant that the “MENA Travel Awards” system will always highlight the unique position that the ME & NA holds in the international hospitality industry.

This fundamental annual ceremony is destined to become the event for the very
best of the region’s travel and hospitality community.

Together with you; we're extremely fortunate to be in a position through which
innovative products and services are encouraged and rewarded.

On May the 5th 2005, there were 64 winners in this specially devised awards program. Revealing the top three outright winners of the - Platinum, Gold and Silver - awards for each of the 18 industry categories; these frontrunners have been virtuously selected this year by over 26,000 voters of the industry’s end users, guests and clients this year.


Nominees
(Not in Order)
WINNERS
(In Order)
Best 4-star Business / Corporate Hotel
 Moevenpick Hotel Doha, Qatar
 Four Points Sheraton Bur Dubai, U A E
 The Courtyard By Marriott, Kuwait
 Towers Rotana Hotel Dubai, U A E
 Jumeirah Rotana Hotel Dubai, U A E
 Tulip Inn Hotel Dubai, U A E
 Novotel World Trade Centre Dubai,
  U A E
Best 4-star Business / Corporate Hotel
1-Towers Rotana Hotel Dubai, U A E    (Platinum)
2- Jumeirah Rotana Hotel Dubai, U A E    (Gold)
3- Movenpick Hotel Doha, Qatar (Silver)
3- Novotel World Trade Centre Dubai,
    U A E (Silver)
Best 5-star New Hotel For The Year 2004
 Taba Heights Marriott Beach Resort,   Egypt
 La Residence Des Cascades Golf Resort  And, Egypt
 Renaissance Golden View Beach Resort    Sharm, Egypt
 Intercontinental Heliopolis Cairo,Egypt
 Intercontinental Abu Soma Resort, Egypt
 Safir Heliopolitan Hotel Beirut, Lebanon
Best 5-star New Hotel For The Year 2004
1- Intercontinental Heliopolis Cairo, Egypt (Platinum)
2- Safir Heliopolitan Hotel Beirut, Lebanon (Gold)
3- Renaissance Golden View Beach Resort Sharm, Egypt (Silver)
Best Car Rental – International Brand
 Budget Car Rental Manama, Bahrain
 National Car Rental Riyadh, K S A
 Hertz Rent A Car Dubai, U A E
 Avis Rent A Car Dubai, U A E
 Europcar Dubai, U A E
Best Car Rental – International Brand
1- Hertz Rent A Car Dubai, U A E (Platinum)
2- Budget Car Rental Manama, Bahrain (Gold)
3- Europcar Dubai, U A E (Silver)
Best Conference / Convention Hotel
 Radisson S A S Hotel Amman, Jordan
 Conrad Hotel Cairo, Egypt
 Beach Rotana Hotel And Towers Abu Dhabi, U A E
 Al Bustan Rotana Hotel Dubai, U A E
 Intercontinental Abu Dhabi, U A E
 Intercontinental Riyadh, K S A
 J W Marriott Cairo, Egypt
Best Conference / Convention Hotel
1- Beach Rotana Hotel And Towers Abu Dhabi, U A E (Platinum)
2- Al Bustan Rotana Hotel Dubai, U A E (Gold)
2- J W Marriott Cairo, Egypt (Gold)
3- Radisson S A S Hotel Amman, Jordan (Silver)
Best Duty Free
 Abu Dhabi Duty Free, U A E
 Beirut Duty Free, Lebanon
 Duty Free Muscat, Oman
 Qatar Duty Free Company Doha, Qatar
 Dubai Duty Free, U A E
 Bahrain Duty Free Shop Complex,    Manama
 Kuwait Duty Free
Best Duty Free
1- Qatar Duty Free Company Doha, Qatar (Platinum)
2- Dubai Duty Free, U A E (Gold)
3- Bahrain Duty Free Shop Complex, Manama (Silver)
Best Environmental 4-star Hotel
 Towers Rotana Hotel Dubai, U A E
 Coral Diera Dubai, U A E
 Moevenpick Resort El Quseir, Egypt
 Golden Tulip Resort Khasab, Oman
 Noria Resort Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
 Ritz Sharq Hotel, Kuwait
 El Baron Heliopolis Hotel Cairo, Egypt
Best Environmental 4-star Hotel
1- Towers Rotana Hotel Dubai, U A E (Platinum)
2- Movenpick Resort El Quseir, Egypt (Gold)
3- Noria Resort Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt (Silver)
Best Golf Club
 El Gouna Golf And Fitness Club, Egypt
 La Residence Des Cascades Golf Resort,    Egypt
 El Kantaoui Golf Course, Tunisia
 J W Marriott Cairo, Egypt
 The Montgomerie Dubai , U A E
 The Desert Course Dubai, Arabian    Ranches, U A E
Best Golf Club
1- J W Marriott Cairo, Egypt (Platinum)
2- The Montgomerie Dubai , U A E (Gold)
3- El Kantaoui Golf Course, Tunisia (Silver)
Best 4-star Leisure Hotel
 Amphoras Holiday Inn Resort Sharm El   Sheikh, Egypt
 Golden Tulip Resort Khasab, Oman
 Al Jazira Hotel And Resort Abu Dhabi,
   U A E
 Al Sawadi Beach Resort, Oman
 The Oasis Hotel Cairo, Egypt
 Hotel New Cataract Aswan, Egypt
Best 4-star Leisure Hotel
1- Al Jazira Hotel And Resort Abu Dhabi, U A E (Platinum)
2- Amphoras Holiday Inn Resort Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt (Gold)
3- Golden Tulip Resort Khasab, Oman (Silver)
Best M E And N A Airlines
 Kuwait Airways
 Egypt Air Cairo, Egypt
 Air Arabia Sharjah, U A E
 Gulf Air Manama, Bahrain
 Qatar Airways Doha, Qatar
 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi, U A E
Best M E And N A Airlines
1- Gulf Air Manama, Bahrain (Platinum)
2- Qatar Airways Doha, Qatar (Gold)
3- Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi, U A E (Silver)
3- Air Arabia Sharjah, U A E (Silver)
Best Environmental 5-star Hotel
 Conrad Hotel Cairo, Egypt
 Al Bustan Rotana Hotel Dubai, U A E
 Sheraton Miramar Resort El Gouna, Egypt
 Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort And Spa    Dubai, U A E
 Holiday Inn Resort Sharm El Sheikh,    Egypt
 Steigenberger Golf Resort El Gouna,    Egypt
vRadisson S A S Resort Taba, Egypt
Best Environmental 5-star Hotel
1- Sheraton Miramar Resort El Gouna, Egypt (Platinum)
2- Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort And Spa Dubai, U A E (Gold)
3- Radisson S A S Resort Taba, Egypt (Silver)
3- Conrad Hotel Cairo, Egypt (Silver)
Best 4-star New Hotel For The Year 2004
 Tulip Inn Hotel Dubai, U A E
 The Courtyard By Marriott, Kuwait
 Coral Diera Dubai, U A E
 Four Points By Sheraton Kuwait
Best 4-star New Hotel For The Year 2004
1- The Courtyard By Marriott, Kuwait (Platinum)
2- Tulip Inn Hotel Dubai, U A E (Gold)
3- Four Points By Sheraton Kuwait (Silver)
Best Car Rental – Local Brand
 Fast Rent A Car , U A E
 Arabian Hala Company Ltd. Riyadh, K S A
 Pre Vas Motors, Ghana
 House Of Cars Rent A Car Dubai, U A E
 Hanco Rental And Leasing Specialists,
   K S A
 Diamondlease Dubai, U A E
Best Car Rental – Local Brand
1- Diamondlease Dubai, U A E (Platinum)
2- Hanco Rental And Leasing Specialists, K S A (Gold)
3- Fast Rent A Car , U A E (Silver)
Best 5-star Leisure Hotel
 Intercontinental Mountain Resort And Spa    Mzaar, Lebanon
 Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort    Fujairah, U A E
 Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort And    Towers Dubai, U A E
 Hyatt Regency Sharm El Shiekh, Egypt
 Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort And Spa    Dubai, U A E
 Beach Rotana Hotel And Towers Abu    Dhabi, U A E
  Sheraton Cairo Hotel, Tower & Casino,    Egypt
  Sharm El Sheikh Marriott Beach Resort,    Egypt
Best 5-star Leisure Hotel
1- Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort And Spa Dubai, U A E (Platinum)
2- Sheraton Cairo Hotel, Tower & Casino, Egypt (Gold) 3- Sharm El Sheikh Marriott Beach Resort, Egypt (Silver)
3- Intercontinental Mountain Resort And Spa Mzaar, Lebanon (Silver)
Best Price Value Hotel
 Al Ain Rotana Hotel, U A E
 Moevenpick Hotel Bur Dubai, U A E
 Le Meridien Commodore Beirut, Lebanon
 Crowne Plaza Dubai, U A E
 Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort Fujairah, U A E
 Al Bustan Rotana Hotel Dubai, U A E
 Holiday Inn Resort Sharm El Sheikh,    Egypt
 Movenpick Bur Dubai, UAE
 Hurghada Marriott Beach Resort, Egypt
Best Price Value Hotel
1- Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort Fujairah, U A E (Platinum)
1- Al Bustan Rotana Hotel Dubai, U A E (Platinum)
2- Crowne Plaza Dubai, U A E (Gold)
3- Movenpick Hotel Bur Dubai, U A E (Silver)
3- Hurghada Marriott Beach Resort, Egypt (Silver)
Best Spa
 Four Seasons Hotel Cairo At The First    Residence, Egypt
 La Residence Des Cascades Golf Resort,    Egypt
 Moevenpick Resort And Spa Dead Sea,    Jordan
 Moevenpick Hotel And Resort Beirut,    Lebanon
 Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort And Spa    Dubai, U A E
 Holiday Inn Resort Sharm El Sheikh,    Egypt
Best Spa
1- Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort And Spa Dubai, U A E (Platinum)
2- Movenpick Resort And Spa Dead Sea, Jordan (Gold)
3- Holiday Inn Resort Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt (Silver)
Best Tourism Project
 N T S Floating Hotels, Egypt
 El Gouna Red Sea, Egypt
 The Finest Hotels Of The World, Greece
 Taba Heights Sinai, Egypt
Best Tourism Project
1- El Gouna Red Sea, Egypt (Platinum)
2- Taba Heights Sinai, Egypt (Gold)
3- The Finest Hotels Of The World, Greece (Silver)
3- N T S Floating Hotels, Egypt (Silver)
Best Conference / Convention Center
 Al Bustan Palace Intercontinental Muscat,   Oman
 Cairo Conference Center, Egypt
 Riyadh Marriott Hotel, K S A
 Le Meridien Amman, Jordan
 Le Royal Beirut, Lebanon
Best Conference / Convention Center
1- Riyadh Marriott Hotel, K S A (Platinum)
2- Al Bustan Palace Intercontinental Muscat, Oman (Gold)
3- Le Meridien Amman, Jordan (Silver)
Best 5-star Business / Corporate Hotel
 Beach Rotana Hotel And Towers Abu    Dhabi, U A E
 Al Bustan Rotana Hotel Dubai, U A E
 Intercontinental Abu Dhabi, U A E
 J W Marriott Cairo, Egypt
 Intercontinental Dubai, U A E
 Al Faisaliah Hotel A Rosewood Hotel   Riyadh, K S A
 J W Marriott Kuwait City
 Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers,   UAE
 Radisson SAS Hotel & Resort, Kuwait
Best 5-star Business / Corporate Hotel
1- Al Bustan Rotana Hotel Dubai, U A E (Platinum)
1- Intercontinental Abu Dhabi, U A E (Platinum)
2- Al Faisaliah Hotel A Rosewood Hotel Riyadh, K S A (Gold)
2- Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers, UAE (Gold)
3- Radisson SAS Hotel & Resort, Kuwait (Silver)
 


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