And the Winner Is... Luxury Hotel in Bahrain
MANAMA, BAHRAIN -- (Marketwire) -- 04/27/12 -- In March, management from across the globe gathered in Los Angeles, California for Marriott's (MAR) Annual General Manager Conference. Marriott Executive Apartments, Manama, the long stay hotel in Bahrain , was honored with several prestigious awards.
In fact, Marriott Executive Apartments was the winner of the night, receiving four esteemed awards. They include, "Customer Satisfaction Excellence-Overall," "Customer Excellence-Problem Resolution," "Customer Excellence-Staff Service" and "Market Excellence-Most Improved."
These awards are designed to recognize hotels, like this extended stay hotel in Bahrain , that have demonstrated exemplary leadership, made extraordinary contributions to the business, and have made and influenced decisions that protect and perpetuate Marriott's "Spirit to Serve" culture.
During this ceremony selected Marriott properties in the Middle East and Africa Region were awarded in different areas according to their outstanding performance.
Sam Van Campenhout, General Manager of Marriott Executive Apartments and Residence Inn Bahrain, attended this ceremony in Los Angeles and extended his appreciation for these additional milestones to the Bahrain accommodation team. "This is a fantastic recognition for the property and I feel honored to be part of Marriott Executive Apartments and the Residence Inn Bahrain. I would like to thank Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al-Khalifa, Chairman of the International Trading and Investing Company, for his wonderful support."
"There is no doubt that the newly opened and first Residence Inn-branded property in the Middle East will be following the same recognition path in the months to come," stated Sam Van Campenhout.
Sheikh Mohammed expressed his appreciation for the outstanding team performance during the last year. "Middle East is a region that keeps growing and Bahrain will continue with a powerful market growth. Also we are really excited for the new property Residence Inn, coming for the first time in the Middle East. We are grateful to the Marriott Leadership Team for their property awards. Both the Marriott Executive Apartments and the newly opened Residence Inn by Marriott are providing more options of branded serviced apartments in Bahrain and will further strengthen our valuable association with Marriott," stated Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al-Khalifa.
Marriott Executive Apartments , the upscale serviced apartment brand of Marriott International will nearly double in size in the next 36 months to respond to a growing need in many emerging markets for long-term stay lodging for executive expatriates needing spacious housing and hotel amenities. Including Bahrain, Marriott operates 17 Marriott Executive Apartments in 14 countries outside the U.S., and 14 more hotels are planned in countries such as Qatar, Thailand, Egypt, China, India, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. is a leading lodging company with more than 3,400 lodging properties in 70 countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, The Autograph Collection, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites and Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, and Grand Residences by Marriott brands; licenses and manages whole-ownership residential brands, including The Ritz-Carlton Residences, JW Marriott Residences and Marriott Residences; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and had approximately 137,000 employees at 2009 year-end. It is recognized by FORTUNE® as one of the best companies to work for, and by Newsweek as one of the greenest big companies in America. In fiscal year 2009, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of nearly $11 billion. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.
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