Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh wins five hospitality, travel awards

Updated 27 March 2015

Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh wins five hospitality, travel awards

Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre has won a total of five top hospitality and travel awards for 2014-2015, starting with the title of Best Hotel in Saudi Arabia at the SABQ Tourism Awards 2014, a yearly award ceremony hosted by the electronic newspaper SABQ. Forty officials of Saudi and Arab tourism authorities attended the event.
A number of 116,000 of SABQ loyal readers participated in the voting process, which lasted for a whole month, and where the best were voted in tourism categories such as destinations, hotels, airports and festivals.
A leading business and leisure hotel in the capital, the property also won the award for the Most Outstanding Luxury Business Hotel in Saudi Arabia, presented by the Corporate LiveWire’s Innovation & Excellence Awards 2015.
Popular with both regional and international guests for its well-appointed luxury accommodations and intuitive service offerings, the hotel was placed among the Top 25 Luxury Hotels, Top 25 Hotels for Service and Top 25 Hotels in Saudi Arabia at TripAdvisor’s Travelers' Choice 2015 annual awards.
“Our success at these multiple awards is an outstanding affirmation of the trust our guests place in our services. Winning them so early on in the year will serve as great motivation for us to continue raising the bar in being the top choice for both luxury and business travelers from around the world,” said Anthony Tyler, GM, Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre.
“Our team is constantly striving to ensure memorable moments for our guests and these accomplishments strengthen our commitment to continue providing them with a seamless experience,” he added.
Located in the heart of the capital, Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre offers “unparalleled” amenities and services in addition to prime access to key sites and commercial centers.

Top CEO Conference & Awards wraps up in Bahrain

Updated 17 April 2019

Top CEO Conference & Awards wraps up in Bahrain

The Top CEO Conference & Awards 2019, organized by TRENDS magazine — Mediaquest and international business school INSEAD, has concluded at the Al-Areen Palace and Spa in Bahrain. The event, held on Thursday, included seven key panel discussions under the theme “Growth in a Volatile Future” as well as the Top CEO Awards 2019 ceremony, which recognized the region’s most successful and trendsetting CEOs from more than 700 companies listed on GCC stock exchanges.

Top business leaders and more than 30 speakers from across the GCC shed light on the Middle East’s dynamic but volatile region and the burning issues facing the corporate world today. This year’s theme focused on a score of relevant issues, such as oil price fluctuations, tech disruptions, armed and political schisms that pose new risks, and opportunities. Speakers such as renowned economist Professor Nouriel Roubini provided growth solutions and road maps for businesses in the GCC region.

Alexandre Hawari, CEO of Mediaquest, said: “In its fifth edition, the Top CEO Conference & Awards fully encapsulated the theme of ‘Growth in a Volatile Future’ by acknowledging and exploring the growth transformation that the region is undergoing through digitalization and the fourth industrial revolution amid geopolitical tensions, looming trade wars and a rapidly evolving business environment. Building on the huge success of the previous years, the Top CEO Awards 2019 recognized CEOs and companies who have raised the bar by navigating challenges, implementing new strategies, and have demonstrated unquestionable growth, profitability and excellence in corporate governance.”

The conference kicked off with an opening keynote from Jassim Al-Seddiqi, CEO of the Abu Dhabi Financial Group and chairman of GFH Financial Group, who delved into the potential of transforming the region into a fintech hub and the importance of jumping on the digital bandwagon. 

The prime panel discussion on the “Future of Growth Amid Volatility” brought together five CEOs who explored methods to create future-proof strategies that can not only tackle challenges but also boost growth in a tough geopolitical and economic climate. 

Hisham Al-Rayes, CEO and board member of the GFH Financial Group, said: “Investing in the future in areas such as fintech, education and technology, the foundations for strong, enduring knowledge-based economies, is a priority for the group and the governments of the region in which we invest.”

“The Blockchain Opportunity” and “The Human Factor and Tech Innovation” panels brought together industry experts from Facebook, the Bahrain FinTech Bay and King Abdul Aziz University. 

“The Future of Women’s Business Leadership” panel discussed positive strides taken by GCC governments and businesses in leveling the playing field for women professionals.