By Samson Echenim
Radisson Blu and Providence hotel brands are among the top 100 corporate hotels for business travels announced by Egencia, Expedia’s business travel division, in its annual awards programme, revealing the top 100 preferred hotels around the globe.
The Egencia programme honours properties with the goal of recognising those that are committed to customer service for business and corporate clients.
While no hotel in Africa is in the list, as the Egencia focused on five continents, Radisson Blu and Providence hotels franchises are already found in the hospitality centre stage in Africa, with the two hotels taking a significant chunk of the business travellers market in Nigeria’s commercial hub, Lagos.
The finalists for the fourth annual awards programme range from major hotel brands to independent properties and were selected based on satisfaction ratings, pricing, desirable amenities for corporate travellers, customer service and the overall guest experience in 2018.
“A great business traveller experience is just as important to us as providing a great business travel platform here at Egencia, which is why each year we recognize and reward hotels that deliver outstanding customer service, tremendous value for money and popular amenities,” said Andrew Dyer, vice president of global supply at Egencia brand.
“This year’s honourees go above and beyond what is expected of them to put the needs and comfort of business travellers first, offering conveniences such as complimentary breakfast and loyalty points.”
The top 100 hotels recognized by Egencia include properties in 17 countries across five continents. These properties delivered nearly 90,000 with complimentary breakfast and 75,000 room nights eligible for loyalty points to more than 145,000 Egencia business travellers in 2018.
Some of the Radisson Blu hotels that make the list include Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown in Minnesota; Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel in Copenhagen, Germany; Radisson Blu Airport Hotel, Oslo Gardermoen, Norway; Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Gothenburg, Sweden; Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Stockholm, Sweden; and Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
Rhode Island, Providence and Omni Providence hotels in Ohio, USA are some of the Providence hotel brands on the list. Other popular hotel brands in the list are London-based, Ambassadors Bloomsbury, the Strand Palace Hotel, the Tower Hotel, and Amora Hotel Jamison and Hyatt Regency in Sydney. Hyatt Regency Hotel, in Toronto and Grand Hotel Kempinski Hotel in Geneva are also named among top 100 corporate hotels for business travelers.
In Asia, the Oberoi, Bengaluru Hotel in India, Grand Hyatt Tokyo, Japan, and Orchard Hotel Singapore are named, among others.