LONDON and CHEVY CHASE, Md., Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The annual Business Travel Awards took place in London last night and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company was recognised as "Best Upscale Hotel Brand."
Organised by Buying Business Travel magazine, over 1,300 people attended the glittering event at The Grosvenor House Hotel for awards in 22 categories.
These highly-valued awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of the travel industry's leading businesses, teams and individuals who performed outstandingly in their field over the last 12 months. An independent panel of judges, made up primarily of respected senior business travel buyers, reviewed and marked each entry to identify those worthy of winning.
"We are delighted to receive this award from UK based Travel professionals who send their well-travelled clients to hotels all around the world and are honoured that they have chosen to recognise The Ritz-Carlton as the Best Upscale hotel brand," said Herve Humler, President and Chief Operations Officer of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company continues to expand its global portfolio with five hotels opened over the last eighteen months in business destinations such as Almaty, Herzliya and Tianjin introducing the luxury brand to travellers in new markets. The company currently operates 87 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe.
About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 87 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. For more information or reservations, visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com, and for the latest company updates, visit news.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR).
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