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Hilton Colombo Voted As Sri Lanka’s Leading Business Hotel At The World Travel Awards
November 17, 2009
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Hilton Colombo’s commitment to personal service and passion for excellence was recognized at the World Travel Awards ceremony which was concluded last weekend.
A flagship Hilton property, Hilton Colombo scooped Sri Lanka’s Leading Business Hotel at the World Travel Awards held in London at a spectacular event. The winners are selected through an online voting system by travel agents around the world. This year with a 10% increase in registration since April has brought a total number of 183 000 registered voters.
The World Travel Awards are the most comprehensive and most prestigious awards programme in the global travel industry. Attended by the captains of the industry, the World Travel Awards ceremonies are highly regarded as the event and forum that serves to acknowledge, reward and celebrate the enormous achievements found in all sectors of the global travel industry and also acclaimed by The Wall Street Journal as a world class competition and Travel Industry’s equivalent to the Oscars.
Graham Cooke, The President and Founder of World Travel Awards has stated “World Travel Market is the largest and most important business to business event for the international travel & tourism industry and the most appropriate place and time for us to honour and showcase the ultimate pursuit of excellence throughout every sector and region worldwide. The awards critically and objectively compare all aspects of competition and customer expectations.”
General Manager Hilton Colombo Jerome Auvity commented “We are honored to have been chosen as Sri Lanka’s Leading Business Hotel at one of the most prestigious events in the world. This will definitely encourage my team to work towards great heights in the future. And for Tourism in Sri Lanka it will be an added benefit for the country, as apart from the Hilton Colombo, another four leading hotels in Sri Lanka have won in various categories. We take this opportunity to thank all our guests and everyone who has been supporting the Hilton Colombo over the years."
In 2007 Hilton Colombo was voted as the Leading Hotel in Sri Lanka and in 2005 as Sri Lanka’s Best Hotel.