Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi has received the award for the “Best Luxury Hotel in the Middle East” at this year’s prestigious Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards gala ceremony held in Bangkok. Applauding the team spirit at the hotel, Mr. Desmond Hatton, General Manager, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi said “Our entire team is excited and honoured to have won the prestigious Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards. This purely reflects our commitment as a team in delivering exceptional guest experiences and achieving service excellence at all times. Needless to say, the award is a testimony of our constant passion, drive and determination to raise the bar and go that extra mile. Without the concerted effort of all our colleagues this recognition wasn’t possible. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate each and every team member at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi. It is absolutely true that Together Everyone Achieves More (TEAM)! ”. Winners were selected through a rigorous rating process, taking various factors into account; rooms, food, service, overall hotel facilities, social responsibility and environmental participation. The selection process relied on quality feedback from guests, the hotel’s robust PR presence and positive word of mouth in the region rather than the quantity of votes by a panel of judges or the general public. The evaluation is carried out by an independent third party company “TrustYou” that reviews guest feedback across several online platforms such as Trip Advisor, OTAs among other online channels. While receiving this big award for the hotel, Mr. Hatton is sincerely humbled to be also conferred the “Best General Manager” award in the Middle East region. For him, it is all about the hotel’s recognition that matters the most and it comes first. He is glad to be an integral part of Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi and owes his accolade to the owning company and the hotel’s dynamic team. As the world’s leading Awards initiative, the Haute Grandeur Global Hotel AwardsTM acknowledge the most exceptional in hospitality experiences across 7 continents, over 170 countries and 90 categories. Distinguished global hotel brands compete for the ultimate accolade in overall distinction and greatest contribution to the industry over the past year.