Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh wins five hospitality, travel awards

Updated 27 March 2015
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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.


Spain’s Provacuno aims to beef up Saudi market

Updated 14 November 2018
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Spain’s Provacuno aims to beef up Saudi market

Abdulaziz Alaquil Jeddah: Provacuno, the inter-professional organization of the Spanish beef industry, is currently on a promotional tour across the Kingdom showcasing the benefits of their high-quality and environmentally-friendly beef production. A non-profit organization officially recognized by the Spanish government, Provacuno represents 85 percent of the Spanish beef industry.
Established in 1997, Provacuno comprises national associations representing and protecting the interests of companies involved in the production, industrial, and commercial sectors of the Spanish beef industry. Their annual meat production exceeds 650,000 tons, and they have over 110,000 farms, with industry exports amounting to 175,000 tons annually.
For the past 20 years, they have officially been recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, as an agro-food inter-professional organization.
Along with defending the interests of the Spanish beef industry, from production, through processing, and trading, Provacuno aims to support the internationalization process of beef companies into export markets such as Saudi Arabia. Their promotion of responsible beef consumption through research and development programs is done with the goal of enhancing the beef industry’s image through their sustainable and environmentally-friendly production processes that are in strict compliance with the European Production Model, which adheres to the most stringent of standards regarding animal welfare, hygiene control, and environmental protection. While at the same time, they are able to cater to international market demands, such as being 100 percent halal-certified for Saudi markets.
Representatives of Provacuno are currently in the Kingdom promoting their marketing campaign “What a Wonderful European Beef,” which will conclude at the Foodex Saudi 2018 in Jeddah on Thursday. During this campaign trail, they organized a presentation on Spanish beef at the residence of Ambassador of Spain to Saudi Arabia Don Alvaro Iranzo in Riyadh.
The event was attended by over 50 Saudi import and distribution agents, who sampled Provacuno’s beef prepared by Spanish Chef Fernando Del Cerro.
Provacuno considers Saudi Arabia a key target market as it is one of the largest meat-consuming nations in the world reliant on quality meat imports. In 2017, the Kingdom produced 60,000 tons of meat while consuming over 220,000 tons. Recently, Brazil (39 percent) overtook India (26 percent) as the main exporter of beef to the Kingdom.
Along with meeting with industry executives in Riyadh, Provacuno also hosted a cooking workshop at the King Abdul Aziz University (KAU) in Jeddah.