By Thorn Mulli
Leading chain of hotels Sarova Hotels & Resorts has this year clinched two continental awards at the 13th edition of the World Luxury Hotel Awards that took place in Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland.
Sarova Stanley which sits in the heart of the city was voted as the Best Luxury City Hotel in the continent at the awards ceremony that saw more than 300 guests attend from around the world. Popularly known as Kenya’s first Hotel, Sarova Stanley has over the years managed to retain its historic charm while at the same time offering all the luxuries and amenities of a five-star hotel.
The Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa also bagged the Best Luxury Beach Resort in Africa title at the ceremony. The hotel which enjoys perhaps the most enviable location right on the edge of the resort, with magnificent panoramic views of the Indian Ocean towards Mombasa Island. World Luxury Hotel Awards recognize establishments for world-class service excellence.
Sarova Hotels & Resorts Managing Director Jimi Kariuki applauded the entire Sarova fraternity for their unequivocal support and dedication in offering quality services saying
“The awards are a statement that Sarova has stood the test of time and a true testament of utmost devotion towards sustaining the highest of standards in the industry.”
Awards are presented on a country, regional, continent and global basis. Winners are selected by public vote online, providing true recognition that reflects the hard work and dedication exhibited by the staff.
Furthermore, it is the world’s most prestigious and exclusive Awards recognising the best facilities and service quality the hotel industry has to offer, aiming to not only recognise but also maintain overall service excellence by building staff morale.
Winners are purely judged on service delivery and effective management voted for by international tour operators, travel agents and hotel guests who get the opportunity to cast their valuable votes annually.