Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort & Residences Receives Expedia.com's Insider Select Award 2010

Resort Recognised As One Of The World’s Top Hotels

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May 13, 2010

DUBAI, UAE - Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort & Residences has been recognised as part of the world's top one percent of hotels by Expedia, the leading international online travel company. The hotel earned the highest customer rating score among the 16 UAE hotels who made the cut.

The Expedia Insiders' Select list is an annual award recognising the very best hotels, as judged by the experiences of Expedia's customers. The 389-room resort was identified as consistently exceeding guest expectations by delivering superior services, exceptional experiences and notable value based on hundreds of thousands of hotel reviews submitted by Expedia travellers.

"We are extremely honoured to receive this award. Earning a prime place on the Insiders' Select list is a testament to our ongoing commitment to superlative guest experiences, a brand ethos imbued in each of our team members," said Christian H. Muhr, General Manager, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort & Residences. "This award in particular holds special significance as it comes from a trusted source - our valued guests."

Commenting on the selection this year, Sverre Christiansen, Expedia Market Manager, Middle East said, "Being part of The Expedia Insiders' Select list is a great accomplishment based on genuine feedback from our mutual customers who value consistency, quality and an all around world-class experience when they travel. I would like to congratulate Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort & Residences on receiving this well deserved recognition."

Since its opening in 2000, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort & Residences has won more than 20 prestigious industry accolades for excellence in hospitality, including the esteemed Dubai Quality Award in 2007, four Virgin Holidays Travel awards, and Expedia's ‘Highest Turnover' Platinum Award. Located on ‘The Walk', Jumeirah Beach Residence, the resort is home to award-winning restaurants, BiCe and Pachanga, and serves as an ideal destination for those seeking to enjoy exclusive leisure facilities and a heavenly spa. The resort is also a superb venue for business travellers who require ease of access, comfort and convenience.

Past Awards

Young Leader Award 2010 - Florian Mayer, Arabian Hotel Investment Conference, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort & Residences

Dubai Municipality Award 2009 - Audit Compliance, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort & Residences

3rd Middle East Hospitality Expansion Congress's (MEHEC) Excellence in Hospitality Awards, ‘Best Sustainable Hotel of the Middle East' 2009

Virgin Holidays World Travel Market Awards 2009- Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort & Residences, Winner of ‘Best Hotel Middle East', (silver)

DEWA (Dubai Electricity & Water Authority) Award for Reduction in Electricity & Water Consumption, ‘Your Decision' Campaign 2008-2009 - Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort & Residences

Hotelier Middle East Awards 2008 - Paolo Roberto Rella, Restaurant Manager, BiCE restaurant Outlet Manager of the Year 2008

2008 MENA Travel Awards - Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort & Residences, Winner of Best 5-Star Leisure Hotel Platinum Award

Expedia Awards 2008 - Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort & Residences, Winner of "Highest Turnover" Platinum award

What's On Awards 2008 - BiCE, Winner of Special Panellist's Award

Virgin Holidays' 2007 Travel Awards - Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort & Residences, Winner of Best Hotel in the Middle East Gold Award

Dubai Quality Awards 2007 - Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort & Residences, winner of Dubai Quality Award

Time Out Dubai Restaurant Awards 2007 - Highly Recommended Award for BiCE

Time Out Dubai Restaurant Awards 2007 - Highly Recommended Award for Pachanga

What's On Awards 2006 - BiCE, Winner of General Manager's Recommendation Award

AICR Receptionist of the Year Awards 2006 - Bogdana Voicu, Winner of Receptionist of the Year Award

Concierge of the Year Awards 2006 - Jun Eusebio, Winner of Best Integrity for Customers Award

Hotelier Middle East Awards 2006 - Muhammed Ilyas Bhatti, Purchasing Manager, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort & Residences and Hilton Dubai Creek, Winner of Procurement Person of the Year Award

Virgin Holidays Awards' 2006 - Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort & Residences, Winner of Best Hotel in the Middle East Bronze Award

Concierge of the Year Awards 2005 - Mario Narcisco, Winner of the Most Friendly Concierge Award

Hotelier Middle East Awards 2005 - Madina Osman, Director of Finance, Winner of Finance Manager for the Year Award

What's On Awards 2005 - Finalist of General Manager's Recommendation Award for BiCE Restaurant

Virgin Holidays Awards' 2005 - Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort & Residences, Winner of Best Hotel in the Middle East Bronze Award

What's On Awards 2004 - Finalist of General Manager's Recommendation Award for BiCE Restaurant

Concierge of the Year Awards' 2004 - Jun Eusebio, Winner of Most Customer Focused Award

What's On Awards 2003 - Winner of General Manager's Recommendation Award for BiCE Restaurant

Concierge of the Year Awards' 2003 - Jun Eusebio, Winner of Best Knowledge of Attractions and Events Award

Grumpy Gourmet Awards' 2003 - Winner of Best Italian Cuisine Award for BiCE Restaurant

What's On Awards 2002 - Winner of General Manager's Choice Award for BiCE Restaurant

Grumpy Gourmet Awards' 2002 - Winner of Best Italian Cuisine Award for BiCE Restaurant

Grumpy Gourmet Awards' 2001 - BiCE Restaurant included in the Grumpy Gourmet Top 10 Restaurants in Dubai

What's On Awards 2001 - Winner of General Manager's Choice Award for BiCE Restaurant

About Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort & Residences
In a city of contrasts, the 389-room Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort & Residences caters to both leisure and business guests. Located on The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residences, Dubai's only outdoor shopping experience, the hotel provides an ideal destination for holiday-makers seeking to enjoy the exotic luxury of Dubai's sun soaked beaches and retail therapy. Business travellers find delight in the convenient location, within minutes distance to business hubs such as Jebel Ali, Knowledge Village, Internet City, Media City and the Dubai Marina. Guests enjoy a plethora of facilities and services including extensive meeting space, the choice of five restaurants and six bars, swimming pool, health club, business centre and much more.

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

For nearly a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has been proudly welcoming the world's travelers. With more than 570 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts provides the foundation for memorable travel experiences and values every guest who walks through its doors. As the flagship brand of Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to set the standard for hospitality, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests' evolving needs. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is a part of the award-winning Hilton Honors program. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Begin your journey at www.hilton.com and learn more about the brand by visiting news.hilton.com or following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,100 properties with nearly 838,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.