Groundbreaking Victory for Dur Hospitality Hotel Operations with 8 Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards

Nov 29 2019

Dur Hospitality’s Hotel Operations has scored a momentous milestone after winning eight new awards at the prestigious Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards 2019 during a grand gala event held at the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur on October 20th.

Makarem Hotels, the Saudi hotel brand created by Dur Hotel Operations to provide hospitality services for religious visitors in KSA’s holy cities, won the Best Hotel Group on Global Level, an award that recognizes the brand’s positive resonance internationally.

Dur’s Annakheel Hotel & Resort Obhur boasted four awards for the Middle East’s Best Culinary Experience, Best Honeymoon Hotel, and Best Resort Hotel, as well as Saudi Arabia’s Best Family Resort. Additionally, Riyadh Airport Marriott Hotel grabbed three awards for Middle East’s Best Airport Hotel and Best Wedding Hotel, and Saudi Arabia’s Best Hotel Service.

Mr. Hassan Ahdab, President of Hotel Operations at Dur Hospitality, voiced Dur’s delight at having achieved such outstanding global recognition. He said the multiple awards achieved this year further enhances Dur’s standing as one of the best hospitality experts in Saudi Arabia and the region.

This new recognition reinforces Makarem Hotels’ leading position in the local, regional, and global hospitality markets. “These victories complement Makarem Hotels’ eminent position as a prominent hotel brand,” Ahdab said.

In 2018, Makarem Hotels won the Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Award for Saudi Arabia’s Leading Hotel Group. In 2017, Makarem Hotels received three awards from the World Travel Awards, most notably Saudi Arabia’s Leading Hotel Group award and Saudi Arabia's Leading Resort award for Makarem Annakheel Village.

As Dur’s local hotels brand, Makarem utilizes over 40 years of experience in the hospitality industry and an extensive portfolio of partnerships with prominent global hospitality names to offer genuine Saudi hospitality at world-class standards. “Heartened by this humbling achievement and confident in its potential to lead the local and regional hospitality industry, Dur Hospitality will continue its expansion strategy for its own brand Makarem Hotels with the goal to increase the number of rooms to more than 10,000 by 2028,” said Ahdab.

One of the most anticipated events for the global hotel industry, the Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards is a prestigious international award that elects benchmark setters in the field of hospitality according to a rigorous criteria based on the quality of guests’ opinions rather than the number of votes. The globally-trusted award evaluates remarkable hotels and resorts across seven continents and 172 countries, in 90 different categories and awards those that go above and beyond to serve different customers and offer them unsurpassed accommodation and hospitality experiences. The evaluation process takes into consideration several of the property’s features, including rooms, dining, service, overall hotel facilities, location, ambiance, and design and concept.