Hemmingways Hotels celebrated at the 2021 World Travel Awards


NAIROBI, Kenya, October 21 – Hemingway’s Watamu was 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.

In his 28thNS Year of the year, the World Travel Awards are presented annually to recognize, reward and celebrate excellence in all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries around the world.

The voting process is online and is supported by a year-long communication campaign that encourages global participation. The votes come from qualified executives from the travel and tourism industry as well as from travel buyers.

In recognizing the awards, Ross Evans, Chief Executive Officer of the Hemingways Group, said it was an honor for the company to receive international recognition for its contribution to the Kenyan hospitality industry.

“We are honored to have selected Hemingway’s Watamu and Hemingway’s Expeditions as leaders in their respective categories. For us, this victory confirms our commitment to excellent service and reflects our commitment to our guests and the Kenyan hotel and travel industry. ”

He noted that the awards demonstrate Hemingways’ resilience and determination to thrive during the immense challenge of the Covid-19 pandemic, while applauding and appreciating the Hemingways team for providing first class service in very difficult conditions.

Independently of this, Hemingway’s Nairobi was the only one in Africa to be selected as the “American Express (AmEx) Fine Hotels & Resorts Card Member Favorite”.

“Having been accepted into the program in 2020, it is gratifying that AMEX members are enjoying the benefits we offer through the program to select us as their favorite hotel. We will continue to strive for excellence by providing them with first class service without compromising standards, ”said Richard Kimenyi, Hemingway’s Nairobi General Manager.

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The American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts program offers exclusive benefits for American Express (AmEx) Platinum and Centurion credit card holders. The program consists of over 1,000 hotels and resorts that have partnered with American Express to encourage members to book with their properties. In return, members receive additional Membership Rewards points and benefits.


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