Under the Patronage of the Minister of Industry, Commerce & Tourism Mr. Zayed R. Alzayani, 2015 Bahrain Food & Travel Awards is announced at the Four Season Hotel, in presence of Assistant Undersecretary for Tourism Shaikh Khalid bin Humood Al-Khalifa.
The ceremony is organized by Bahrain Tourism & Exhibition Authority in cooperation with Food & Travel Magazine.
On this occasion the Minister said, “Warm hospitality has always been a part of the rich tapestry and culture of Bahrain society; with tourism playing a growing part of the lifeblood and economy of not only the Kingdom but the region as a whole. The constant need to strive for excellence is the key to success; especially in such a service-based industry.”
Tonight is the culmination of over a year’s hard work by the team at Food and Travel and the Bahrain Tourism & Exhibition Authority; We asked for the public to let us know their favorite hotels and restaurants in the Kingdom; and such is the passion for food in the region that over 63,000 votes were cast, selecting an elite band of finalists; ensuring the 2015 Food & Travel Bahrain Awards genuinely reflect not only public opinion but expert judgment too; a testament to the depth and quality of the nation’s flourishing hospitality industry, confirming Bahrain’s place on the culinary and tourism map.” The minister added.
The minister noted that “Tonight we honour not only those who will be coming up to the stage to receive their trophies. You are all winners having reached the finals of one of the most hotly contested awards in Food & Travel’s 20 year history, and you should all be justifiably proud of such a great achievement.”
The announcement of this award is to raise the tourism quality in the Kingdom of Bahrain and to raise the spirit of competition and improve services in response to the needs of tourists and their expectations of tourism products and services.
Certificates was distributed to the winners of tourists facilities, restaurants winning in accordance to the votes and international experts panel.
The minister presented the award to the
• hotel of the year 2015 Four Seasons Bahrain Bay.
• Chef of the year is Brain Becher re Asian Cuisine, Four Seasons Bahrain Bay
• Restaurant of the year re Asian Cuisine by Wolfgang Puck Four Seasons Bahrain Bay
• Breakthrough chef of the year Yann Bernard Lejard Plums, Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain
Shaikh Khalid bin Humood presented award to the
• best 4 star hotel is Swiss-BelhotelSeef
• best newcomer restaurant is CUT by Wolfgang PuckFour Seasons Bahrain Bay
• best standalone restaurant is Mirai, Adliya
• best international restaurant is Plums, Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain
CEO of FP7 Mr. AkramMiknas presented service award toDavid’s Stir Fry, Adliya.
Vice Chairman of the Board at Aljazeera Tourism Company Dr. HafedAlMutawa presented best Ramadan tent award to The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain.
CEO of Miracle Pico Mr. Khalid Jumaan presented on the town restaurant award to Bushido, Seef.
BMMI Board chairman Mr. Jehad Yousif Ameen presented best family restaurant award to Villa Mamas, Saar.
Indian Ambassador presented best Indian Restaurant award to Rasoi by Vineet Bhatia,Gulf Hotel.
Japanese Ambassador presented best Japanese Restaurant Award to Meisei, Adliya.
Head of the tourism committee of Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mr. Sufyan Al Moayyed presented best Middle Eastern Restaurant Award to Villa Mama’s, Saar.
Executive Director of Tourism Sector at the Economic Development Board Mr. Bashar Gerard presented best Thai Restaurant Award to Royal Thai, Gulf Hotel.
The best Chinese restaurant was presented by Director Marketing & Tourism Promotion at the Bahrain Tourism & Exhibition Authority to re Asian Cuisine by Wolfgang Puck Four Seasons Bahrain Bay.
The best brunch won by Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq.
The best Mediterranean Resturant Award was to La Vinoteca Barcelona.
The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain won the best resort hotel.