Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa Dubai scooped an impressive collection of honours at the World Travel Awards 2009.
The luxury resort won a total of four awards at the event, gaining the approval of representatives of the travel industry from more than 170 countries.
A total of 167,000 votes were cast in deciding the winners for this year's awards, with Le Royal Meridien coming out on top in the Leading Spa category for Dubai, UAE and the Middle East, in addition to taking the Leading Beach Resort in the Middle East award.
"The World Travel Awards reflects the increasing impact and influence the Middle East region is having within the global travel and tourism industry, and we are extremely proud to be one of the leading hotels and resorts," said Pam Wilby, general manager of Le Royal Meridien.
Meanwhile, Grosvenor House Dubai scooped the UAE's Leading Business Hotel award.