September 2, 2013
Top marks for meeting and event facilities, comfort and service: the Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin has received the World Travel Award as Germany's Leading Business Hotel 2013. It was the second consecutive year that the prestigious award of the international travel and tourism industry went to the first-class property, located in the historic centre of Germany's capital.
“Today's discerning business traveller is looking for modern accommodation and work areas, combined with state-of-the-art technology, attractive wellness and fitness facilities, and top service,” said Ralph Goetzmann, general manager of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin, who collected the World Travel Award during a gala event on the Turkish Riviera.
“Being named Germany's leading business hotel for a second time underlines the tremendous professionalism and consistency applied by our team every day to cater to our guests' needs. This prize is considered the 'Oscar of the travel industry', and makes us extremely proud. Apart from our exclusive event venue with Apple Airplay, the spectacular salt water aquarium in the middle of our lobby, high-speed WLAN included in room rates, a charging station for electric cars, and brain food for meetings, it is our outstanding service team who convinced thousands of decision-makers from the travel industry to select our hotel as the 'Leading Business Hotel 2013'. I would like to thank my entire team for their exceptional dedication and commitment”, continued Goetzmann.
The World Travel Awards were first presented in 1993. Voting takes place annually for the regions Africa, Asia/Pacific, Caribbean, Central and Latin America, Europe, Middle East, North America and South America. Each year, hundreds of thousands of key tourism players, such as tour operators, tourism organisations and transport carriers from over 160 countries around the world choose winners in currently 9 country-based categories. Five other properties were nominated in the category for 'Germany's Leading Business Hotel 2013', including the Mandarin Oriental Munich and the Grandhotel Hessischer Hof Frankfurt.
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin is ideal for business travellers and tourists alike. It has the perfect location between Alexanderplatz and Museumsinsel, right on the banks of the River Spree, opposite the Berlin Cathedral, and just a few minutes from the Boulevard Unter den Linden and the Brandenburg Gate. The spectacular lobby is home to the world's largest cylindrical seawater aquarium, which measures 25 metres in height, and contains 1 million litres of salt water. 427 stylishly appointed rooms and suites are complemented with 2,740 square metres of meeting space, 15 function rooms, 5 foyers, and the unique Dom Lounge venue, providing panoramic views over the Berlin skyline. The Splash wellness facility is the perfect place to recharge the batteries, featuring a pool with counter-current system, saunas, massage and beauty treatments, as well as a 24-hour gym.