Emirates Palace wins Best Venue for Big Fat Weddings at the Experiential Venue Awards 2017


Abu Dhabi, UAE: Out of a crowded pool of luxurious hotels, Emirates Palace has been named winner in Best Venue for Big Fat Weddings at the Experiential Venue Awards, which took place on July 6 at JW Marriott New Delhi Aerocity.

Commenting on taking home this esteemed honour, General Manager Holger Schroth said: “Emirates Palace is swiftly becoming the premier venue for weddings in the Middle East, so we are elated to be recognised on the Indian sub-continent from which so many of our most extraordinary destination weddings originate lately.”

The Experiential Venue Awards was co-located with the WOW Awards and Convention Asia 2017, the largest recognition platform for MICE, Live Marketing & the Entertainment Industry. With over 200 hotels nominated across the 15 categories, the eminent jury, which included 18 leaders of the event and experiential industry, had a challenging job before them.

Ultimately, Emirates Palace, with its total meeting and conference space that exceeds 7,000 sqm, an auditorium and ballroom that can accommodate 1,100 and 2,400 guests, respectively, 40 plus meeting rooms, six large terraces and a variety of pre-function areas provide many options for private meetings, cocktail receptions, banquets, concerts, and congresses, was victorious in its class. Set in 85 hectares of beautifully landscaped gardens with vast picturesque lawns, the Palace also offers spectacular outdoor venues for gala dinners and events.

The Experiential Awards, recognised what much of the Hospitality industry already knew–Emirates Palace offers countless options for the most memorable weddings, and our guest’s ceremonial options are limited only by their imaginations.

About Emirates Palace:

Built as an iconic landmark showcasing Arabian culture at its finest, Emirates Palace, managed by Kempinski, has created an enviable niche in luxury hospitality. Welcoming world leaders, business travellers and holiday-makers from around the world, Emirates Palace offers a memorable and unique experience unparalleled in Abu Dhabi through contemporary facilities and personalised service.

Situated on 1.3 km of private beach, Emirates Palace comprises 394 rooms and suites carefully designed and furnished to offer guests superior comfort and luxury. With spectacular views of the manicured lawns or the glistening blue waves of the Arabian Sea, every room promises a palatial experience. A variety of fourteen award winning restaurants, cafés, lounges and bars highlight cuisines from around the world. The resort’s leisure facilities include two outdoor temperature-controlled swimming pools, the Emirates Palace Spa, tennis courts, a marina and state of the art fitness centres.

Emirates Palace is the premier meeting and conference destination in Abu Dhabi, attracting business drivers and influential decision makers from around the world. With a total meeting and conference space exceeding 23,000 square feet, Emirates Palace plays host to a spectacular cultural calendar with events that have included the Abu Dhabi Film Festival and the Coutts Polo at the Palace.

About Kempinski Hotels:

Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now manages a portfolio of 73 five-star hotels in 33 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage.

The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one is imbued with the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands.