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Emperors Palace sweeps up the industry award for Africa’s ‘Best Airport and Convention Hotel’ at the 2013 International Hotel Awards

20 November 2013

Emperors Palace settles yet another 5-star award on its mantle with the addition of the International Hotel Award for African Regions Best Airport Hotel in Africa, Best Convention Hotel in SA and Best Airport Hotel in SA for the prestigious D’oreale Grande hotel and Convention Centre at the Emperors Palace resort. Africa’s finest hoteliers recently gathered at the One & Only Royal Mirage Hotel in Dubai to attend the EY and Virgin Atlantic sponsored gala; which proved to be the perfect setting for Wayne Hill, General Manager for Hotels and Resort Operations to represent Emperors Palace which celebrates its 15th birthday anniversary over the next two months. “Yet another sterling award to add to our collection this year! The D’oreale Grande competed against a number of hotels and resorts in Africa to receive this recognition and prestigious title.” quips Hill.

“Emperors Palace continues to strive towards excellence and the number of awards won over the years has definitely showcased this. I am thrilled that Emperors Palace, the Convention Centre and the D‘oreale Grande stand proud amongst the very best on the African continent and globally. The entire resort complex has a timeless air that still attracts the most discerning of travellers,” comments Hill. “I would like to thank all the staff that worked extra hard to ensure we received this award. The entry process was extremely rigorous. The submission requirements included; guest satisfaction, design, responsible tourism overviews, health and safety practices, sustainability, innovation strategies and a study of our market segments. These, along with CV’s and an economic outlook for the property, probably made it one of our most comprehensive award submissions to date” continues Hill.

Awards were allocated for the region’s most impressive hotels for a variety of categories and property types, where a highly experienced team of professional’s covered an entire range of hospitality disciplines and judged the entries prepared by the hotels and selected the winners. The Chairman of the Judging Panel is Sir David Michels, Retired CEO of Hilton Hotels.

The regional winners, also known as ‘International Nominees,’ then compete in the International Hotel Awards final competition, which will be hosted in London early this month. They will compete against

other regional winners from Asia, the Middle East, the UK, Europe and the Americas to find the ultimate World’s Best in each category.

Emperors Palace is a Peermont resort. For further information visit or call +27 (0)11 928 1000. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @emperorspalace.

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