Burj Al Arab named ‘Best Hotel in the World’ according to Ultratravel Middle East readers


Burj Al Arab named ‘Best Hotel in the World’ according to Ultratravel Middle East readers

Dubai, 26 November 2015: Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, is proud to announce Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, the world’s most luxurious hotel, has been voted the ‘Best Hotel in the World,’ by the readers of Ultratravel Middle East magazine.

The hotel was also voted ‘Best Hotel in Dubai,’ ‘Best Hotel in the UAE,’ and ‘Best Hotel in the Middle East.’ The Talise Ottoman Spa at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray won ‘Best Spa in the UAE.’ Winners received ULTRAs – Ultimate Luxury Travel Related Awards – at the ‘Ultratravel 100 Awards’ held at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah.

Jumeirah Group’s President and Group CEO, Gerald Lawless, said: “These five awards recognise the exceptional service and experiences provided by our colleagues at both Burj Al Arab Jumeirah and Jumeirah Zabeel Saray. Jumeirah Group thanks the readers of Ultratravel and our guests for their continuous support.”

All winners were voted for in the ULTRAs Reader Survey and will be published in the Ultratravel Middle East magazine, which is distributed by The National and sister paper, Al Ittihad. The magazine provides a trusted source of advice to all travellers worldwide and the awards recognise the best luxury hotels, airlines, cruise companies, spas and destinations globally. Results were based on voting that took place across 20 categories and there was a winner and four runners-up for each one.


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About Burj Al Arab Jumeirah

Burj Al Arab is managed by Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding.It is designed to resemble a billowing sail and stands at a height of 321 meters. It is one of the most photographed structures in the world and has been consistently voted the world's most luxurious hotel, with features including in suite check-in and check-out, reception desks on every floor, round-the-clock private butlers and use of the hotel’s Rolls-Royce fleet and private beach. The hotel’s 202 luxury suites range from 170 to 780 square meters with a rain shower and a Jacuzzi in each suite, as well as six restaurants and conference and banqueting venues.

About Talise Ottoman Spa:

As the largest and most luxurious spas in the Middle East, Talise Ottoman Spa spans 8,000m², boasting over 70 individual treatment rooms and facilities across two floors divided into male, female and couples sections.. Since opening in January 2011, Talise Ottoman Spa has won a number of internationally recognised awards including the Best Middle East Spa in the World Travel Awards 2013, Best Luxury Spa Resort in the World Luxury Spa Awards 2013, World’s Leading Spa Resort and UAE’s Leading Spa Resort in the World Travel Awards 2011, Conde Nast Traveller Hot List Spa’s 2012, UAE’s Leading Spa Resort in the World Travel Awards 2012. Facilities include: Three traditional Turkish hammams; Snow Rooms; Sauna and steam rooms; Jacuzzis; Heated marble stone beds; Thai Gardens; Fully equipped gym; Fitness studio; Two indoor thalassotherapy swimming pools; Relaxation areas; Carita beauty salaon;. The couples’ area, which is located on the Mezzanine floor, includes three treatment rooms, couples hammam, relaxation area and steam room, sauna and showers. Large private treatment and relaxation rooms provide the perfect location for a unique celebration. From baby showers and birthdays, to bachelorette parties or a simple day out with the ladies, Talise Ottoman Spa provides a bespoke party service for special and unique events.

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Jumeirah Group Corporate Communications
Director of External Communications
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