Hemingways Watamu has been named Kenya’s Leading Beach Resort at the 2021 World Travel Awards.
Hemingways Expeditions also part of the Hemingways Group, emerged as Kenya’s Leading Destination Management Company at the awards.
On its 28th year, the World Travel Awards are held annually to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries globally. The voting process is online and supported by a year-long communications campaign encouraging global participation. The votes come from qualified executives working within travel and tourism and the consumer travel buyer.
Speaking while acknowledging the awards, Hemingways Group Chief Executive Officer Ross Evans says it is an honor for the company to receive international recognition for its contribution to the Kenyan hospitality industry.
“It is an honour to have Hemingways Watamu and Hemingways Expeditions selected as leaders in their respective categories. To us, this win endorses our commitment to excellence in service delivery and it resonates with our commitment to our guests and the Kenyan hospitality and travel industry.”
He noted the awards prove Hemingways’ resilience and determination to prosper during the immense challenge of the Covid 19 pandemic while applauding and appreciating the Hemingways’ team for providing world class service in very difficult conditions.
Separately, Hemingways Nairobi has been selected as an ‘American Express (AmEx)Fine Hotels & Resorts Card Member Favorite’ the only one in Africa.
“Having been accepted into the program in 2020, it is pleasing that the AMEX members have enjoyed the benefits we offer through the program to select us as a favorite hotel We will continue to strive for excellence by offering them world class service without compromising on standards”, noted Mr. Richard Kimenyi, Hemingways Nairobi General Manager.
The American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts program offers exclusive benefits for American Express (AmEx) Platinum and Centurion credit cardholders. The program consists of over 1,000 hotels and resorts that have partnered with American Express to incentivize members to book with their properties. In exchange, members get extra Membership Rewards Points and benefits.