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Saadiyat Beach Golf Club recognized by global SPG travellers as 'Best Golf Getaway’

June 26, 2013

The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi and Saadiyat Beach Golf Club are celebrating after winning 'Best Golf Getaway' by Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), the award-winning loyalty programme by Starwood Hotels & Resorts. The award for The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi is a part of the 2013 SPG Member Favourite Resorts List, which gives members worldwide the opportunity to identify their favourite Starwood resort across nine categories.

The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, is flanked by a Gary Player masterpiece, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club was recognised as the Best Golf Getaway for the second consecutive year.

Max Wiegerinck, Hotel Manager, commented "Since our opening in December 2011, we have been working closely with the golf course to ensure our golf guests have a memorable experience not only for the game on such a picturesque course, but equally for their stay with us. Seeing the significant increase in the number of golf related stays booked with us and an accolade of this nature from SPG members tells us we are striking the right chord with our guests."

SPG is known today as the industry's leading loyalty programme, offering travellers the opportunity to earn and redeem points at more than 1,100 hotels in nearly 100 countries. This is the third year that members have voted for the SPG Member Favourite Resorts List, recognizing Starwood's best resorts globally across nine categories - Best Beach Resorts, Most Romantic Retreats, Best Exotic Escapes, Best Family Experiences, Best Golf Getaways, Best Island Paradise, Best Spa Indulgences, Best Winter Adventures and Best Small Wonders .

"The golf course has been complemented perfectly with the introduction of The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort," remarked Chris Card, Group General Manager Troon Golf, Abu Dhabi. "We have developed a great relationship with our partners at the resort and work collaboratively with our ownership group (Tourism Development & Investment Company) to ensure the golf experience is seamless and of the desired standard. An award of this nature validates our service and importantly the consumer experience is on the mark."

The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, in conjunction with Troon managed, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, offers golf enthusiasts several stay packages ranging for 2 nights to 7 nights inclusive of tee-times based on guests preference. With personalised packages, together both entities have witnessed a huge increase in international inbound golf guests, giving yet further impetus to the golf business for Abu Dhabi. Such recognition suggests yet more success for The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club and Abu Dhabi as one of the world's leading golf destinations.

The full 2013 SPG Member Favorite Resorts list can be found at SPG.com/memberfavorites .








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