Business Traveler Middle East crowns 2022 winners
The winners of the Business Traveler Middle East Awards 2022 were announced last night, May 9, at a high profile gala ceremony held at the Conrad Dubai Hotel.
Held live for the first time since 2019, the acclaimed BTME Awards 2022 – celebrating their 21st edition – were organized by Motivate Media Group. The awards honored leaders in business travel and tourism, with several brands winning multiple awards across the 41 competing categories. Emirates, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Dubai International Airport, Rotana and InterContinental Hotels & Resorts were among the brands that won some of the top awards.
New for 2022 and marking the 21st edition of the event, a special lifetime achievement award was presented to Nasser Al Nowais, President and Co-Founder of Rotana, recognizing the central role he played in the development of the hotel sector in the region from the United Arab Emirates. hotel group whose head office was founded three decades ago.
The coveted awards ceremony welcomed around 250 guests, including a host of industry heavyweights and key decision makers spanning the hospitality, aviation, tourism and transport sectors. He celebrated the companies at the forefront of corporate travel and services, as well as the hard work of the industry’s top executives.
Emirates was honored with two prestigious awards, crowned ‘Best Airline in the World’ and ‘Airline with Best Premium Economy Class’, while its hub, Dubai International Airport (DXB), won three awards: Best Airport in the Middle East”, “Best Airport for Duty Free Shopping” and “Best Airport in the World”. Additionally, Emirates Skywards won the “Best Frequent Flyer” award.
Etihad Airways, another UAE airline, received two accolades – ‘Best Cabin Crew Airline’ and ‘Best First Class Airline’ – while flydubai won ‘Best Airline’ flights serving the Middle East” and Qatar Airways won two awards. , “Best Business Class Airline” and “Best Airport Lounge in the Middle East”.
Hotel and hospitality brands in some 22 categories were honored at the BTME Awards 2022, with headliners such as Rotana crowned ‘Best Hotel Brand in the Middle East’ and InterContinental Hotels & Resorts voted ‘Best Brand hotel industry in the world”. Rove Hotels won the award for “Best Budget Hotel Brand in the Middle East”, Marriott Bonvoy won the award for “Best Hotel Loyalty Program in the Middle East”, while The Ascott Limited received the gong ” Best brand of serviced apartments in the Middle East”.
Leisure and lifestyle categories, many of which were new for 2022, included “best credit or charge card for business travel” (Emirates NBD Skywards Infinite Credit Card); “Best Golf Club in the Middle East” (Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club); ‘Best Leisure Hotel in the UAE’ (The Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah); “Best Luggage Brand for Business Travel” (Rimowa); “Best Luxury Hotel Brand in the Middle East” (Address Hotels & Resorts); “Best Luxury Hotel Brand in the UAE” (Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts); and “Best mobile travel app” (Expedia). A full list of winners, including those crowned Best Business Hotel in Cities in the Middle East region, is presented at the end of this press release.
“The Business Traveler Middle East Awards honor the best travel and this year is no exception, with regional and global brands recognized for their commitment to product and service excellence,” said Ian Fairservice, Managing Partner and Editor. leader of the Motivate group. Media Group.
“What is even more impressive is their resilience during the pandemic, with all the winners, as well as the shortlisted contestants, not only surviving the past few years, during a period of unprecedented disruption, but excelling, thanks to hard work hard work, innovation, expertise and solid strategies. for long-term growth and development. I applaud all of the award nominees and also welcome the opportunity for the industry to come together again in person to celebrate the achievements of the travel and tourism industry together.
The Business Traveler Middle East Awards program is based on votes cast online by esteemed readers of Business Traveler Middle East (BTME).
The winners of the Business Traveler Middle East Awards 2022
Life Achievement Award: Nasser Al Nowais, president and co-founder of Rotana Hotel Management
Airline with the best cabin crew: Etihad Airways
Best Asian Airline Serving the Middle East: Airlines to Singapore
Best European Airline Serving the Middle East: Turkish Airlines
Airline with the best first class: Etihad Airways
Airline with the best business class: qatarairways
Airline with the best Premium Economy class: Emirates
Airline with the best economy class: Emirates
Best low-cost airline serving the Middle East: flydubai
Best Loyalty Program: Emirates Skywards
Best airline in the world: Emirates
Best airport in the Middle East: Dubai International Airport
Best Airport Lounge in the Middle East: Qatar Airways Al Safwa First Class Lounge, Hamad International
Best Airport for Duty Free Shopping: Dubai International Airport
Best airport in the world: Dubai International Airport
Lifestyle and leisure
Best Golf Club in the Middle East: Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club
Best luggage brand for business travel: Rimowa
Best credit or charge card for business travel: Emirates NBD Skywards Infinite Credit Card
Best Mobile Travel App: Expedia
Best business hotel in Egypt: InterContinental Citystars Cairo | Strongly recommended: Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza
Best Business Hotel in Israel: InterContinental David Tel Aviv | Strongly recommended: Hilton Tel Aviv Hotel
Best Business Hotel in Lebanon: Radisson Blu Hotel, Beirut Verdun | Strongly recommended: Gefinor Rotana
Best Business Hotel in Jordan: Amman Rotana | Strongly recommended: Four Seasons Hotel Amman
Best Business Hotel in Kuwait: Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya | Strongly recommended: Hyatt Regency Al Kout Mall
Best business hotel in Bahrain: Downtown Rotana | Strongly recommended: The merchant house
Best business hotel in Oman: Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton hotel | Strongly recommended: Hormuz Grand Hotel Muscat, a Radisson Collection Hotel
Best Business Hotel in Qatar: Hilton Doha The Pearl Hotel & Residences | Strongly recommended: MondrianDoha
Best business hotel in Riyadh: Voco Riyadh | Strongly recommended: Hilton Garden Inn Riyadh Financial District
Best business hotel in Jeddah: Shangri-La Jeddah | Strongly recommended: Hotel Rosewood Jeddah
Best Business Hotel in Sharjah and the Northern Emirates: Sheraton Sharjah Beach Resort & Spa | Strongly recommended: The Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah
Best Business Hotel in Abu Dhabi: The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa | Strongly recommended: W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island
Best business hotel in Dubai: Sofitel Dubai Downtown | Strongly recommended: Four Seasons Hotel Dubai International Financial Center and JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
Best Leisure Hotel in UAE: The Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah
Best airport hotel in the Middle East: Dubai International Hotel
Best Hotel Loyalty Program in the Middle East: Marriott Bonvoy
Best Lifestyle and Leisure Hotel Brand in the Middle East: Rixos Hotels
Best Luxury Hotel Brand in UAE: Hotels and Resorts in Jumeirah
Best Hotel Brand in the Middle East: Rotana Hotels and Resorts
Best budget hotel brand in the Middle East: Roves Hotels
Best brand of serviced apartments in the Middle East: The Ascott
Best Luxury Hotel Brand in the Middle East: Address Hotels & Resorts
World’s Best Hotel Brand: InterContinental Hotels and Resorts