Al Khobar (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), 23rd April 2012:
Mövenpick Beach Resort Al Khobar has been recognized as the ‘Best Specialized Resort’ 2011 in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, at the Saudi Excellence in Tourism Awards.
The accolade was received by Mr. Turki Al Mohaisen, Managing Director, Eastern Rehab Company for Tourism Investment, and Mr. Hiren Prabhakar, Resort Manager, at a glittering ceremony held in Riyadh last week. Nearly 100,000 votes were cast in the 2012 Saudi Excellence in Tourism Awards across 22 categories, with over 600 nominations.
The awards were presented by HRH Prince Sultan Bin Salman, President of Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, at the Riyadh Exhibition Center.
Dr. Abdulmohsen bin Abdullah Al Hajji, Chairman of the Jury for Saudi Excellence in Tourism Awards said, “These awards aim to recognize achievements of various businesses and industrial activities within the growing tourism sector of the Kingdom, to motivate individuals and companies to achieve the highest possible standards, and to encourage the further development and improvement of tourist products and services.”
Hiren Prabhakar, Resort Manager at the Mövenpick Beach Resort Al Khobar, commented, “We are proud to have received such a prestigious honour within the first year of our operation. It is an important recognition of our efforts and a fitting compliment to each and every one of our employees, who work tirelessly to provide personalized service of the highest standard for our guests.”
Nestled on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, Mövenpick Beach Resort Al Khobar is the newest addition to Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The resort is a spectacular family getaway, with 36 spacious duplex villas, a private lagoon, beach, marina and a large free-form swimming pool. The luxurious resort offers the ultimate in tranquility and entertainment, including delectable cuisine, water activities and a spa; all in absolute serenity and unparalleled privacy.
About Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts:
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with over 16’000 staff members, is represented in 24 countries with 71 hotels and resorts currently in operation. A further 36 properties are planned or already under construction, including this year’s openings in Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh and Abu Soma (Egypt), Ankara (Turkey), Chiang Mai and Koh Samui (Thailand), Palawan (Philippines), Dubai (UAE) and Paris (France).
Focusing on expansion in its core markets of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts specialises in business and conference hotels, as well as holiday resorts, all reflecting a sense of place and respect for their local communities. Of Swiss heritage and headquartered in Zurich, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is passionate about delivering premium service, culinary enjoyment and sustainable environments – all with a personal touch.
The hotel company is owned by the Mövenpick Holding (66.7%) and the Kingdom Group (33.3%). For more information please visit :