Indian hospitality industry seems to be having a good time. Alongwith The Raj Palace being named as World’s Leading Heritage Hotel for seventh year in running (Read: World’s leading Heritage hotel again – The Raj Palace), The Oberoi, Gurgaon (very close to national capital New Delhi) has been voted World’s Leading Luxury Hotel, for 2013 by the World Travel Awards. This was announced at the Grand Final Gala Ceremony held in Doha, Qatar. The 2013 World Travel Awards Grand Final was hosted at a glittering ceremony at La Cigale Hotel in Doha, Qatar on 30th November 2013. Oberoi, Gurgaon too has won this award for the third consecutive year. In 2011, it became the first Indian hotel to win the coveted prize. In December 2011, CNNGo also named it amongst, “11 Indian hotels to visit in 2012”. The Oberoi Gurgaon was named “Favourite Hotel Visited on Business in India” by Conde Nast Readers Travel Awards 2013.
Described as the ‘Oscars’ of the travel and tourism industry by The Wall Street Journal, World Travel Awards are recognised globally by the travel, tourism and hospitality industry as the foremost acknowledgement of excellence in product and service. World Travel Awards celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year and is acknowledged across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade, celebrating those companies, organisations and brands that are pushing the boundaries of industry excellence in product and service.
Oberoi, Gurgaon hotel restaurants include the 24-hour multi-cuisine threesixtyoneº and Amaranta which serves speciality coastal Indian cuisine. threesixtyoneº is a celebration of the Asian essence of interactive, friendly cooking, where food is not just what you eat but also what you see and what you sense; where Chefs are an integral part of your dining experience with their culinary showmanship.The property also has a bar termed as ‘The Piano Bar’, a cigar lounge and a spa. Featuring the most spacious accommodation in any business hotel, the 202 guest rooms and suites are planned with a host of innovative features. The rooms feature landscape windows that bathe every room with abundant daylight offering a view of the serene reflection pools and landscaped gardens. A 24 hour personal butler service and select suites with private heated swimming pools are only some of the features unmatched amongst luxury hotels in Delhi.
Besides these two awards, there were two more for the Indian travel trade at the World Travel Awards. Maharajas’ Express was named as World’s Leading Luxury Train and India’s national tourist board Incredible India as World’s Leading Tourist Board.