The Dhevatara Beach Hotel awarded at the African Hotel Award.
The Dhevatara Beach Hotel has won a 5* award in the category for Best Small Hotel in Africa from the International Hotel Awards sponsored by EY and Virgin Atlantic. The Dhevatara Beach Hotel competed against a number of hotels and resorts in the Seychelles to receive this recognition. Africa’s finest hoteliers gathered at the glamorous One & Only Royal Mirage Hotel in Dubai on Thursday, October 24th to attend a glittering gala and to hear the long-anticipated results of the International Hotel Awards regional competition.
Awards were given out for the region’s most impressive hotels for a variety of categories and property types including Best Spa Hotel, Best Small Hotel, Best Sustainable Hotel and Best Resort Hotel. Awards were also given for hotel architecture, construction, interior design, marketing and website. Each winning company was announced as either a ‘Highly Commended’ or ‘5-Star’ winner and presented with special plaques during the awards ceremony. A highly experienced team of professionals who cover the whole range of hospitality disciplines judged 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 5-Star winners were placed under further examination and just one from each category was named a regional African winner at the close of the awards gala. The regional winners, also known as ‘International Nominees,’ will go on to compete in the International Hotel Awards final competition, which will be hosted in London at the Grosvenor House Hotel on November 3rd to coincide with the World Travel Market. 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
Stuart Shield, President of the International Hotel Awards said, “Every country has a separate rating system for the standard of their hotels, but the International Hotel Awards have provided a global standard to even the mark from country to country. We welcome the African winners in joining this prestigious international club of exceptional hotels and resorts.”