It was with obvious pleasure that Radisson SAS Iceland announced that the Radisson SAS 1919 Hotel has been voted Iceland’s Leading Hotel at the 2008 World Travel Awards.
This is the hotel’s second year receiving this honourable recognition. “It is fantastic that our unique property has maintained its status as a leader in the Icelandic hotel industry and will continue to strive for excellence in this ever evolving travel market,” comments General Manager Gaute Birkeli.
The Radisson SAS 1919 hotel is in the very heart of Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital city. The former office of the national shipping company, the 1919 is one of Reykjavik’s favourite buildings and commands spectacular sea views. Unsurprisingly, it was built in the year 1919.
The Radisson SAS 1919 hotel is not only popular with tourists visiting Iceland from all over the world: the trendy and vibrant Gullfoss Lounge Bar serves renowned cocktails, while the chic and upscale Gullfoss Restaurant serves modern world cuisine that has got the whole city talking.
The 15th annual World Travel Awards were hosted in Poprad, Slovakia for the Europe leg of the competition, on 15th October along with the first ever World Travel Awards Green Awards Ceremony.
Hailed by the Wall Street Journal as the “Travel industry’s equivalent to the Oscars”, the World Travel Awards is the most comprehensive and most prestigious awards programme in the global travel industry.
Votes are cast by over 167,000 travel professionals in over 200 countries across the globe. The awards provide an excellent platform to recognise companies in the travel industry for their achievements. More information can be found at: www.worldtravelawards.com