Ritz Carlton, Riyadh gets 2 awards at ATM

Updated 20 May 2014
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Ritz Carlton, Riyadh gets 2 awards at ATM

The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh further established its position as a major hotel in the Kingdom winning two awards during the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai earlier this month.
Along with securing the title of the Best Business Hotel in Riyadh at the Business Traveller Awards, the hotel was also named Saudi Arabia’s Leading Conference Hotel at the World Travel Awards.
Held during ATM, considered the region’s largest trade show, both awards were announced following two rigorous voting processes that involved some of the industry’s leading global travel and tourism professionals.
“It is an outstanding achievement to receive such recognition during ATM as it showcases to both industry professionals, as well as members of the public, the world-class service that the Ritz-Carlton is known for globally,” said Adel Al-Mahboob, GM, the Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh.
“These awards are testament to the dedication of the ladies and gentlemen of the Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh who ensure that each and every guest has a memorable experience when they stay with us.”
The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh is described as a majestic and elegant oasis located across 52 acres of exquisitely manicured gardens featuring water fountains, native palm trees and 600-year-old olive trees. The hotel’s amenities include more than six distinctive restaurants and lounges, a lavish Spa and an indoor heated pool with floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of the garden. Coupled with unprecedented service, the Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh offers an “unforgettable getaway in the heart of the city.”


AHG denies link with Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises

Updated 28 min 41 sec ago
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AHG denies link with Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises

Al-Habtoor Group (AHG) has clarified that the group and all its divisions, including Habtoor Hospitality (Habtoor Hotels) have no link or relationship of any kind with Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises (HTE) and its owner Rashid Al-Habtoor.

This is following news released in major Indian and Middle Eastern media about a potential acquisition of the Leela Group of Hotels in India (Hotel Leela venture) by Rashid Al-Habtoor, founder and owner of Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises.

A spokesperson for Al-Habtoor Group said: “We feel obligated to clarify that Al-Habtoor Group in all its divisions and Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises are two separate entities. Habtoor Hospitality, commonly known as Habtoor Hotels, is owned solely by Al-Habtoor Group in the UAE and overseas.”

“... Any actions or business decisions taken by Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises or any of their associates are their sole responsibility, and Al-Habtoor Group is not liable under any circumstance for any damages or liabilities arising directly or indirectly from Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises business ventures.”