The World Travel Award goes to Shaza

The World Travel Award goes to Shaza

Shaza, a unique luxury hotel brand inspired by the cultures of the Silk Route, walked off with no less than five trophies at the World Travel Awards presentation ceremony, held 25th April at Warner Brothers in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The awards were: Saudi Arabia’s Leading Hotel Residences 2019 won by the recently opened Shaza Riyadh Hotel Residences; Saudi Arabia’s Leading Luxury Hotel 2019 won by Shaza Makkah; Madinah’s Leading Luxury Hotel 2019 won by Shaza Al Madina. The Middle East’s Leading Retreat 2019 won by Kingfisher Lodge, Sharjah Collection by Mysk, United Arab Emirates; and Oman’s Leading Lifestyle Hotel 2019: won by Mysk by Shaza Al Mouj, Oman, took the awards for Shaza’ lifestyle brand, Mysk by Shaza.

“This was a great evening for us and we truly appreciate being honoured by these prestigious awards,” said Ali Ozbay, Director of Marketing & Communications “The World Travel Awards are among the most coveted in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry and to win five awards across such a comprehensive spectrum of categories is high recognition of Shaza and Mysk brands as the region’s best loved provider of luxury and upscale hospitality experiences .”

Shaza is dedicated to offering hospitality inspired by the legendary caravanserais stationed along the fabled Silk Route in bygone days. Its hotels are exquisitely designed in a style that reflects the refined elegance of the fashionable riads of Marrakesh and are an oasis of serenity where travellers can escape from the fast moving pace of the world outside and retreat into a cocoon of luxurious comfort.

The World Travel Awards™ was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. Today, the World Travel Awards™ brand is recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence.

Shaza is a member of Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands, bringing together more than 30 brands with over 550 hotels in 75 countries


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Author: Juergen T Steinmetz

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1979), beginning as a travel agent up through today as a publisher of eTurboNews (eTN), one of the world’s most influential and most-read travel and tourism publications. He is also Chairman of ICTP. His experiences include working and collaborating with various national tourism offices and non-governmental organizations, as well as private and non-profit organizations, and in planning, implementing, and quality control of a range of travel and tourism-related activities and programs, including tourism policies and legislation. His major strengths include a vast knowledge of travel and tourism from the point of view of a successful private enterprise owner, superb networking skills, strong leadership, excellent communication skills, strong team player, attention to detail, dutiful respect for compliance in all regulated environments, and advisory skills in both political and non-political arenas with respect to tourism programs, policies, and legislation. He has a thorough knowledge of current industry practices and trends and is a computer and Internet junkie.

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