AL KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Park Inn by Radisson Al Khobar was recently named as Highly Commended 'Best 4 Star Hotel in Saudi Arabia' at the second Saudi Excellence in Tourism Awards gala ceremony. The awards are held under the patronage of HRH Prince Sultan Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz, the president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities.
Nearly one hundred thousand votes were cast in the 2012 Saudi Excellence in Tourism Awards before voting closed on Thursday 14 March. Across the 22 sub-categories there were more than 600 nominations with the most hotly contested category being Best 5 Star hotel Saudi Arabia which garnered fifteen per cent of total votes. After these front runners all other sub categories shared the remaining votes between them. With the number of votes received by individual nominees deciding the initial shortlist, it became the responsibility of the panel of nine international judges to review the nomination packs submitted by the shortlisted nominees.
Mohammed Benamar, District Director of the Rezidor Hospitality Group which manages Radisson Blu, Park Inn by Radisson and Missoni Hotels, said: "This achievement will substantiate our presence in the Kingdom and will further position Park Inn by Radisson as a pioneer in mid-market hotel brands in Saudi Arabia. We are committed to continuing our work in helping to grow and diversify the tourism industry in this country."
Frank N. Eikeland, General Manager at the Park Inn by Radisson Al Khobar added: "We are thrilled to be on the stage again, this is the hotel's second consecutive award at this great tourism ceremony and a demonstration to all of our hard work here at Park Inn Al Khobar. Once more, the trust we gain from our guests and employees keeps us walking."
The Saudi Excellence in Tourism Awards recognises organisations and individuals within the travel trade that have made a significant contribution to the Kingdom's growing tourism industry. The awards are supported by Alef Publishing & Media, the publishers of Saudi Voyager magazine which has been the main driving force behind the awards under the support of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities.
About Park Inn by Radisson:
Park Inn by Radisson is a fresh and innovative upcoming mid-market hotel brand - global in outlook, national in scale and local in operation. The hotel brand prides itself 'on mastering the essentials' and delivering a great affordable hotel experience within its class. Rooms are functional, comfortable, practical and most importantly clean and well maintained. Park Inn currently has almost 140 hotels in operation and under development, including hotel Al Khobar, with more than 26,000 rooms across Europe, Middle East and Africa, including accommodation in Saudi Arabia.
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Park Inn by Radisson Al Khobar
P.O. Box 2408
Al Rawabi District
King Faisal Bin Abdulaziz Road
Al Khobar 31952
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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