Hilton Colombo Wins “Sri Lanka’s Leading Hotel” At The World Travel Awards For The 5th Consecutive Year

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October 15, 2010

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -  Hilton Colombo won Sri Lanka's Leading Hotel award, the most prestigious award in the travel and tourism industry at the World Travel Awards. Described as the "Oscars" of the travel and tourism industry by the Wall Street Journal, it is one of the most sought after events in the tourism calendar. The red carpet gala event was held in Delhi, India.

This year a phenomenal 185,000 industry professionals participated in the voting process, which is both monitored and independently audited.

Graham E. Cooke, founder and president of the World Travel Awards said that "in addition to the prestige for their respective companies and destinations, the winners also gain considerable commercial benefit."

Established 17 years ago, the awards are committed to raising the standards of customer service and overall business performance throughout the international industry.

"What is so encouraging is the strength demonstrated by European travel and tourism in the face of adversity. Tonight's winners represent the cream of the industry, and those players that are leading the continent's recovery," Cooke also added.

Commenting on the hotel's great achievement, proud General Manager Jerome Auvity said, "We are honored to have been chosen as Sri Lanka's Leading Hotel at one of the most prestigious events in the world. We sincerely take this opportunity to thank all our guests and everyone who has been supporting Hilton Colombo over the years."

Contact:
Gigi De Silva, Hilton Colombo
9 4 11 2492004
Fax: 9 4 11 2544663
Gigi.desilva@hilton.com

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