Swiss-Belinn Muscat, which opened its doors in February 2020, has been announced the winner of the coveted Middle East Hospitality Excellence – Hotel of the Year Award 2020 in the 3-star category. Celebrating excellence in the hospitality industry for over six years across the Middle East, the prestigious awards by Hozpitality Group were held in Dubai to recognise top industry organizations which have shown skill, creativity, ingenuity to achieve success.
Commenting on the achievement, Laurent A Voivenel, Senior Vice President – Operations & Development, EMEA & India; Senior Vice President – Group Human Resources & Talent Development, Swiss-Belhotel International, said, “It is a great honour for us to see Swiss-Belinn Muscat triumph at the Middle East Hospitality Excellence Awards 2020. What makes it even more significant is the fact that the hotel is still in its first year of operation and had opened only two weeks before the COVID-19 lockdown began. This accomplishment demonstrates our determination to succeed despite the extremely challenging business environment. Most importantly, it is a recognition of our tremendous hard work and perseverance, and we are very proud of our team and associates who are a true inspiration for all.”
On winning the award, Paul Uglesic, General Manager, Swiss-Belinn Muscat said “We are truly grateful to receive this award especially considering the unprecedented and challenging year we have faced. We have persevered in a year in which we marked our hotel opening in the most difficult of circumstances but have positively crowned it off with this award! Thank you to all of our team members who made this possible, to the judges who recognised our efforts and to all our guests who voted for us.”
The Swiss-Belinn Muscat, one of the city’s newest hotels, is defined by youthful and fresh vibes. Featuring 128 well-appointed rooms, it is designed to provide the new generation of travelers the perfect experience combined with up-to-date technology. Being the closest hotel to the Muscat International Airport as well as having the city’s prime attractions at its doorstep, it is the ideal address for business and leisure travelers.