The Iconic Dubai Hotel Earns Prestigious Award in Forbes’ First Year Rating Hotels in the Middle East and Africa
New York, 20 February 2018: Forbes Travel Guide today unveiled its annual Star Rating list, naming Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah as a new Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel. After 60 years of rating hotels, restaurants and spas, this is Forbes first-time rating properties in the Middle East and Africa, making Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah one of only four hotels in all of the Middle East to hold a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star award. Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah will be showcased with all of the Star Rating recipients on ForbesTravelGuide.com.
“We are honoured to be named a top-rated resort by the highly-respected team of Forbes experts and among the new crop of Five-Star hotels leading the region,” said Margaret Paul, General Manager of Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah. “We strive constantly to exceed our guest’s expectations and provide consistently superior and innovative products and services and this award is a testament to our team’s dedication.”
The distinctive sail-shaped silhouette of Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah is more than just a stunning hotel, it is a symbol of modern Dubai. Recognised as one of the world's most iconic hotels, Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah offers the finest service and experiences throughout, right down to an optional chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce, helicopter trips from an iconic helipad, private beach access, luxury leisure on a breathtaking terrace with pools and cabanas as well as some of the world’s best dining venues, including the highly acclaimed Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara. Burj Al Arab Jumeirah suite-only accommodation offers discreet check-in in the suite, a private reception on every floor and a host of personal butlers, each a warm messenger of our unparalleled hospitality.
Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah is the latest addition to the luxury travel ratings that have been the gold standard in the hospitality industry since 1958.
“We are pleased to honor the 2018 Star Rating recipients, an exceptional collection of hotels, restaurants and spas that demonstrates a strong culture of service,” said Gerard J. Inzerillo, Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Travel Guide.
“In an online environment of confusion and clutter, Forbes Travel Guide is the most trusted source of information to assist guests in making informed decisions,” Inzerillo said. “These properties, the largest and most global group in the company’s history, achieve an impeccable standard of excellence in hospitality, underscoring our overall mission of positively contributing to the international tourism industry as well as individual hotel experience. We are proud to congratulate everyone associated with the prestigious properties recognized today.”
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Forbes Travel Guide is the only independent, global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. Started as Mobil Travel Guide in 1958, the company created the first Five-Star rating system in the United States. Today, Forbes Travel Guide’s incognito inspectors travel the world, evaluating properties based on up to 900 rigorous, objective standards. The company’s annual Star Ratings, reviews and daily travel stories help discerning travelers select the world’s best luxury experiences. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, visit www.forbestravelguide.com.
About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts manages properties in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Kuwait in the Middle East; Frankfurt, London and Mallorca (Spain) in Europe; the Maldives and Shanghai in Asia. Jumeirah Group also operates the new upscale-casual brand, Zabeel House by JumeirahTM and runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM with properties in London and Dubai; the wellness brand TaliseTM; Jumeirah Restaurant Group DubaiTM; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality ManagementTM; Jumeirah SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme; and isme by Jumeirah™ an app based rewards programme in the UAE. Future openings include luxury hotels in the UAE, Bahrain, Indonesia, China, Oman, Jordan, Malaysia and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.www.jumeirah.com