THE TORCH DOHA recognized as Global Winner Luxury Design Hotel…

Cape Town, December 2014:  THE TORCH DOHA, member of Leading Hotels of the World has been recognized as the Global Winner in the “Luxury Design Hotel” category at the eight annual World Luxury Hotel Awards 2014. THE TORCH DOHA is the flagship 5-Star luxury hotel situated at the heart of Aspire Zone, Doha’s vibrant Sports City.

Over 1,000 hotels from 145 countries were nominated to participate in the world’s most prestigious awards initiative for luxury hotels in 2014. World Luxury Hotel Awards events offer hoteliers with a unique opportunity to savour and celebrate their achievements of the past year with their industry peers.

The award has been announced at a high-profile gala dinner and ceremony on December 6th at The Bay Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa.

Awards are presented to luxury hotels in different categories on a country, continent and global basis.

The criteria to be successfully nominated & included in the official World Luxury Hotel Awards voting process is overall service excellence. Only hotels, lodges & resorts operating in a luxury niche market are able to participate in the World Luxury Hotel Awards. The Awards focus only on the luxury hotel sector and winners are purely judged on service delivery and effective management. International tour operators, travel agents and hotel guests get the opportunity to cast their valuable votes annually, making the process fair and unbiased.

THE TORCH DOHA Hotel Manager, Mr. Sherif Sabry declared: “We cannot be happier to achieve global recognition for the 2nd consecutive year. To compete against the world’s top hoteliers and obtain this performance shows that we have raised the bar high in our industry. We were very honoured to represent the region at this year’s ceremony and have concluded 2014 in a spectacular fashion. We look forward to a new year of great achievements.”

THE TORCH DOHA has received excellent feedback within the last 2 years, sustained by online guest reviews, International Hospitality Awards, travel blogger reviews and social media reports provided by Medallia – Top Performing 5 – Star Luxury Hotel in Qatar in 2014 and 2013.

The ratings as Top Performing 5 – Star luxury hotel in Qatar with a score of 9.3 out of 10 in 2013  provide a true statement of our property’s accomplishments.

Other awards received by the hotel include a Gold Circle Award -  Top performing 5-star luxury hotel in Qatar on website and a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence - Honoured as a Top Performing Hotel in 2014 as reviewed by travellers worldwide.

“We will continue to focus on maintaining our service standards at a superior level and offer our guests a memorable experience”, Sherif Sabry added.

Covered by France24 the World Luxury Hotel Award’s official media partner, the event included a Gala Dinner with top entertainment by TheMarilynZ, Shen FM and Fusion and Afro Chic décor ideal for the showcasing South Africa’s eclectic style and sophistication.

The Ultimate Hotel Guide featuring 2014 Award winners has become increasingly popular amongst travel agents & tour operators that utilized it for global reservations, the 8th Edition of this luxury guide was revealed at the Gala Ceremony.


2014 Winners:


The World Luxury Hotel Awards stands testimony to dedication, enthusiasm and leadership in the high demand luxury hotel industry. The World Luxury Hotel Awards was established in 2006 to recognize the worldwide luxury hotel industry and legendary hotels with respect to overall service excellence.

The World Luxury Hotel Awards recognize but also aim to maintain overall service excellence by building staff moral since success is a combined effort of a hotel's entire team. Acknowledgement of committed quality customer care is important to maintain a persistent level of service. Evidence have shown that a guest feel confident when booking a World Luxury Hotel Awards recognized hotel that have been rewarded further to unsurpassed excellence, voted for by industry experts & guests that have experienced these hotels.

In tradition of the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards, The World Luxury Hotel Awards are the world’s most prestigious & exclusive awards, recognizing the best facilities and service excellence the hotel industry has to offer.

Interesting Facts:

  • Over 1000 hotels, lodges, resorts & private islands are nominated every year
  • An increase of 40% was seen in countries participating in the World Luxury Hotel Awards
  • Hotels can self-nominate or can be nominated by guests, tour operators and independent travel consultants to receive recognition for service excellence.
  • Nominators have the opportunity to vote on an annual basis
  • Voting criteria is purely based upon service excellence
  • The World Luxury Hotel Award judging process is not dependent on a board of directors, but by the industry itself.


The 2014 World Luxury Hotel Awards voting was based on a country, continent and global basis. Each luxury hotel could participate in 1 up to 3 most appropriate categories from a selection of 50 categories available. The hotels in turn were competing within the category/categories selected on a country, continent and global basis.

Properties that received the most votes won on the global basis.

Final results were based on votes cast by travellers.

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