SOURCE: Marriott International
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES--(Marketwired - Dec 31, 2013) - The JW Marriott Marquis Dubai has won a phenomenal 15 international industry and media awards in its first year of operation.
The winning streak began for the new hotel in Dubai with the Guinness Book of World Records Award for World's Tallest Hotel this time last year and went from strength to strength scooping multiple media awards from publications such as Business Traveller Middle East, Time Out Dubai, Cherry Pick Dubai, Black Hat Guide, What's On, Pro Chef and international travel publication, Travel & Leisure.
In the second half of the year, Emirates owned JW Marriott Marquis Dubai was also awarded a number of impressive international titles -- International Hotel Awards Best Hotel 5* Award, Best Convention Hotel 5* Award, Best New Hotel Construction & Design 5* Award and World Travel Awards World's Leading New Hotel, both for the region and globally.
Chef de Cuisine Tyson Podolski was named Meat Chef of the Year 2013 for his work in the boutique Dubai steakhouse Prime 68, where the finest heritage beef from small batch producers is expertly selected and prepared. Chef de Cuisine Amrish Sood is also currently shortlisted as Chef of the Year with BBC Good Food, in the JW Marriott's Marquis Indian restaurant Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar. Rang Mahal is shortlisted as Restaurant of the Year with BBC Good Food, which would be another notch on the belt of Michelin starred Chef Atul Kochhar.
Reflecting on a highly successful year, General Manager Rupprecht Queitsch commented:
"The JW Marriott Marquis is an iconic property and we are delighted to see this reflected through so many prestigious awards. The hotel has been recognized globally by the travel industry, esteemed through the regional media, with members of our on-property team lauded for their outstanding skills. In just 12 months, the JW Marriott Marquis has made an impact on the global stage and established itself as a leading MICE hotel which also has a competitive leisure offering. I would like to thank our owners Emirates Group, DTCM, and our Executive Committee and talented, hardworking associates for helping us achieve such incredible accolades in one year."
Please see full list of 2013 awards below:
1. Guinness Book of World Records World's Tallest Hotel
2. Business Traveller Middle East Best New Business Hotel
3. World Travel Awards Middle East's Leading New Hotel
4. Travel & Leisure 2013 Best New Hotel IT List
5. Time Out Dubai Best New Bar Award - Vault
6. Cherry Pick Dubai Award for Prime 68
7. Black Hat Award Rang Mahal
8. Black Hat Award Prime 68
9. International Hotel Awards Best Hotel 5* Award
10. International Hotel Awards Best Convention Hotel 5* Award
11. International Hotel Awards Best New Hotel Construction & Design 5* Award
12. Middle East PR Association (MEPRA) Best Integrated Campaign - JWMMD Opening
13. What's On Awards Best International Restaurant - Kitchen 6
14. Pro Chef Awards Meat Chef of the Year - Prime 68 Chef de Cuisine, Tyson Podolski
15. World Travel Awards World's Leading New Hotel
2014 Plans for JW Marriott Marquis Dubai:
Year 2 of operation at the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai hotel near the Dubai Convention Center will see the introduction of the second tower, adding another 804 Dubai hotel suites and rooms to a total portfolio of 1,608, along with 2 additional food and beverage outlets. The hotel business focus for 2014 will be closely aligned with that of Dubai Commerce and Tourism Marketing (DTCM), which is working towards achieving its Tourism Vision for 2020. Events are a key pillar of the DTCM Tourism Vision 2020 and the JW Marriott Marquis is well placed to serve this segment as a leading Meetings, Incentives, Conference and Events hotel in the Middle East.
Additionally, the expansion of Emirates Airlines route network has resulted in many new business source markets presenting themselves across Europe and North America. Appealing to large corporate groups from international markets, the JW Marriott Marquis has a unique ability in the UAE to host groups of up to 1,000 people to eat, meet and dine. 24 hour facilities such as the Technogym, expansive café and bakery La Farine and 15 check-in desks mean that international travelers enjoy 24 hour comfort arriving from any time zone.
With a keen focus on MICE business for 2014, the JW Marriott Marquis is poised and ready for its second year, building on the recognition of a resoundingly successful Year 1.
About JW Marriott
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International's luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to today's sophisticated, self-assured travelers, offering them the quiet luxury they seek in a warmly authentic, relaxed atmosphere lacking in pretense. JW Marriott properties artfully provide highly crafted, anticipatory experiences that are reflective of their locale so that their guests have the time to focus on what is most important to them. Currently, there are 55 JW Marriott hotels in 23 countries; by 2015 the portfolio will encompass 78 properties in 28 countries.
The "Marquis" designation is reserved for select downtown properties that offer the highest level of comfort, technology, personal service, meeting facilities, privacy and world-class amenities.
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