We’re delighted to announce the news that Jumeirah Royal Saray, Bahrain and Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai, China were named winners at the 16th edition of the Villegiature Award ceremony in France.
Jumeirah Royal Saray, Bahrain, which opened in February this year, won the Grand Prix of “Best Hotel of the Middle East.” Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel, Shanghai won “Best Hotel Interior Design and Architecture” in Asia.
The Villegiature Awards were created in 2003 to reward the ‘best of the best’ in Europe, Asia, Africa and Middle-East. A voting Jury of 23 international press correspondents and journalists from all over the world selected this year’s winners.
Set on a private beach in Manama’s new Seef district, the majestic Jumeirah Royal Saray is beautifully enclosed by the Arabian sea. The serene setting of the hotel brings a new wave of understated luxury, making Bahrain a highly desirable leisure destination.
The inspired decor of the resort comprises the best materials and unparalleled statement pieces curated from places around the globe. The resort is like a regal Bahraini summer house replete with a coastal feel. The guestrooms are decked in lush tones of nacre, silver shimmer and ocean blue; tones that are emblematic of the renowned Bahraini pearls. With its 174 guestrooms, 10 luxurious summer houses and 4 Royal Residences, Jumeirah Royal Saray is an exclusive resort perfect for entertaining family, friends and dignitaries.
Located in Shanghai, the city where Eastern tradition and modern influences fuse to provide a vibrant cultural backdrop, the Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel stands as an iconic landmark of this eclectic fusion. Designed by Arata Isozaki, the hotel’s architecture and interiors take inspiration from the cultural essence of China.
From the artwork across the hotel's 16-metre-high lobby that tells a 5,000-year-old story to all the modern facilities that lace the bars, restaurants, rooms, and conference halls, every aspect symbolises unity, prosperity and good luck.
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