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Marsa Malaz Kempinski wins three awards at the prestigious 2016 Food & Travel GCC Awards

Marsa Malaz Kempinski wins three awards at the prestigious 2016 Food & Travel GCC Awards

Doha, 8 March 2016 – Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl – Doha has received three awards at the prestigious Food & Travel 2016 GCC Awards, held in Bahrain on 29 February 2016. Doha’s premier destination continues to win international praise for its palatial luxury, quality of service and culinary artistry.

Marsa Malaz Kempinski has been selected as the GCC’s Best Resort Hotel, while El Faro has been selected as the Best Spanish Restaurant, and Antica Pesa is recognised as the Best Newcomer Restaurant. All the awards are significant achievements, considering the hotel has been open for just over one year and that the nominees were many elite restaurants and hotels spread across the GCC.

The ceremony took place in Bahrain on 29 February, under the patronage of H.E. Mr Zayed R. Alzayani, Bahrain’s Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, and was attended by Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority Acting Chief Executive Shaikh Khalid bin Hamoud Al Khalifa, diplomats and more than 120 hospitality leaders and other guests.

The Food & Travel Awards are highlighting the excellence of the region’s hotels and restaurants. The initial call for nominations was sent out in February last year, with the winners selected by a team from Food & Travel, along with expert panellists, who also incorporated public opinion by way of over 263,000 votes. The hotel has also won the Qatar awards for the Best Resort Hotel, the Best Middle Eastern Restaurant for Al Sufra and the Best Italian Restaurant for Antica Pesa.

Wissam Suleiman, General Manager of Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl – Doha, said: "We are honoured to be recognised by such a prestigious publication as the Food & Travel Arabia magazine. Our management team and staff have contributed significantly to the hotel’s accomplishments since the opening, and we are all very appreciative of the support from our valued guests."

About Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl - Doha:

Marsa Malaz Kempinski, the city’s premier destination, located on its own secluded island at The Pearl-Qatar, offers guests 281 luxurious rooms and suites with unparalleled space and luxurious comfort. The hotel provides bespoke dining and entertainment options across 11 food and beverage outlets. Meeting and conference facilities include the Palazzo ballroom, measuring 1,100 sq m (11,538 sq ft), ideal for VIP delegations or a stunning location for weddings. It also features an exclusive beach located in a private bay, along with outdoor swimming pools, water sports facilities, yacht jetty and tennis courts. Additionally, the 3,000 sq m tranquil Spa by Clarins features 23 treatment rooms, exclusive female areas, a health club, an indoor pool, beauty salons, saunas and steam rooms.

About Kempinski:

Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now manages a portfolio of 78 five-star hotels in 33 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one is imbued with the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands.

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Media Contacts:

Nikolaos Foskolos • Public Relations & Marketing Manager

Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl - Doha | Kempinski Residences & Suites, Doha

P.O. Box 24892 • The Pearl • Doha • Qatar

Tel +974 4035 5555

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