Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain added another prestigious award to its growing list of achievements, winning Best Airport Hotel in the Middle East at the 2015 Skytrax World Airport Awards in Paris. It also ranks as one of the top 10 airport hotels in the world.
Established in 1999 when Skytrax launched its first global Airport Customer Satisfaction Survey, the non-profit World Airport Awards invited 13 million global travellers over a span of nine months to elect a winner. It is perceived as a global benchmark in airport and hospitality excellence.
“Being a great airport hotel isn’t just about having a convenient location close to an airport,” says Hotel General Manager Daniel Kaan. “Our team is exceptionally proud of this achievement, which reflects the effort they put into making weary air travellers feel instantly welcomed in a new city through a variety of exemplary initiatives.”
Edward Plaisted, CEO of Skytrax confirmed that “winning this global award underlines the popularity of Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain. The awards recognise hotels that combine convenience, comfort and top quality service as an integrated package for today’s travellers, and Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain was a high performer in all of these categories to win this year’s award for Best Airport Hotel in the Middle East.”
The 2015 awards for best airport hotels were based on nominations from around 1.5 million airport hotel guests, evaluating key performance indicators in guest satisfaction. These included leisure, fitness and spa facilities, quality of food, cleanliness, comfort and accessibility to the airport, amongst others.
Just a two-minute walk from Bahrain International Airport, the 106-room Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain is only 15 minutes by car from the business centre of Manama. The boutique hotel overlooks the sprawling Arad Bay Lagoon, one of Bahrain’s protected areas. Award-winning dining experiences and Rimal Spa, which features non-invasive therapies in 12 treatment rooms, add to the offering. The hotel also values its thoughtful environmental footprint and won the award for Best Sustainable Hotel in Arabia at the recent International Hotel Awards.