Doha, Qatar 10 June 2013

Katara Hospitality, the leading global hotel investor, developer, owner and operator, welcomed the news that its Raffles Singapore property has been recognised as Best Hotel in Asia in the ULTRA – Ultimate Luxury Travel Related Awards, for the sixth consecutive year.

The award was announced at a glittering ceremony dinner recently held in London.

Chief Executive Officer of Katara Hospitality, said: “Our goal is to build a portfolio of iconic hotels in major world destinations. Raffles Singapore is clearly one of those iconic hotels and this latest award is recognition of its unique status.

“I congratulate the management and staff of Raffles Singapore who have retained the property’s position as one of the world’s best hotels.”

For 125 years, Raffles Singapore has offered legendary levels of service, personified by its magical butlers, who have provided a home away from home to countless travellers from all around the world. It is a testament to the welcoming environment, wealth of memorable experiences and seamless service provided by the team at Raffles Singapore that it has been recognised for an unprecedented sixth year.

Thomas Meier, Vice President, Operations, Raffles Hotels and Resorts said:

“We are truly honoured to be recognised as the Best Hotel in Asia for an incredible sixth year. This really is an acknowledgement of Raffles Singapore’s pursuit of excellence, providing personalised service with passion and anticipating guests’ needs, offering an oasis for the well-travelled. We would like to thank the readers of Ultratravel magazine for their continuing loyalty and for voting for Raffles Singapore once again.”

Organised by the Daily Telegraph’s luxury travel magazine Ultratravel, the Ultratravel 100 award is the result of an extensive consumer-driven survey into the very best in modern luxury travel and consolidates readers’ favourite travel partners worldwide, including leading airlines, resorts, hotels and travel companies in 20 ultimate luxury travel categories.

With over half a million copies in circulation, Ultratravel, published by The Daily Telegraph, is an acclaimed luxury travel publication that is referred to by industry peers and consumers for inspiring travel ideas and sojourns.