Jumeirah Group, a member of Dubai Holding, has announced that Burj Al Arab was recognised as the ‘Best Hotel in the World’ as well as the ‘Best Hotel in the Middle East’ at the Ultimate Luxury Travel Related Awards (ULTRAs) for the second year in a row.
“It’s incredible to see the international reputation that Burj Al Arab has gained over the years, making it one of the most recognised and Instagrammed hotels in the world. Winning these two significant accolades just after celebrating the 20th anniversary for Burj Al Arab is a very special moment for us,” says Jose Silva, CEO of Jumeirah Group.
The Burj Al Arab is a testament to Dubai’s ability to innovate, surpass expectations and push boundaries. We’re honoured to be a part of the Burj Al Arab’s story, and to have witnessed the hotel’s continued ability to encompass unmatched design, unparalleled service and facilities and globally recognised gastronomic experiences for our guests.”
The concept for the award-winning property came to fruition when HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, commissioned a building that would help to ‘inspire the nation’ and put Dubai on the world map.
Last year saw the hotel and the wider brand, bring on board a new Chief Culinary Officer, Michael Ellis, who has played an integral role in elevating the F&B offerings within the property, starting with the introduction of two new Michelin starred chefs to the hotel.