Dubai hotel receives prestigious TripAdvisor award
The quality of the UAE's hotels and resorts has been demonstrated once again, as the Grand Millennium Dubai landed the prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013 award.In order to be eligible for this accolade, hotels must garner positive reviews from customers on a regular basis and only the top ten per cent of firms listed on the TripAdvisor website are considered for the prize.Companies must maintain an overall rating of four out of five or higher to be in with a shout of scooping the award - a feat that the Grand Millennium Dubai has achieved with aplomb."Grand Millennium Dubai is pleased to receive a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence," said Peter Mansourian, general manager at the hotel."We strive to offer our customers a memorable experience and this accolade is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive reviews."With so many splendid hotels spread across Dubai, it can be difficult for resorts to stand out.The Grand Millennium Dubai undoubtedly benefits from its superb location just off the Sheikh Zayed Road, which means guests have easy access to the city's main business and leisure attractions, including the Mall of the Emirates and the Ibn Battuta Mall.Millennium has a strong presence in the Middle East and has three other hotels in Dubai, including the Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai, Copthorne Hotel Dubai and Millennium Plaza Hotel Dubai.It certainly appears to be a good time for investors to muscle in on Dubai's lucrative hotel industry, as recent figures provided by TRI Hospitality Consulting showed that occupancy rates are rising all the time.Indeed, 89.8 per cent of rooms across the emirate were full in March 2013, which was a 2.3 per cent upturn on the corresponding month in 2012.Although a plethora of new hotels are being built at the moment, the chances of supply outweighing demand are slim, as travel experts predict that more and more people will stay in Dubai in the coming years, either for business or leisure purposes.