Ciragan Palace Kempinski Hotel, Istanbul, Earns IFWTWA Excellence Award in Hospitality

The International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association's prestigious award recognizes the best of the best in hospitality around the world.

Diamond Bar, CA, July 20, 2011 --( The International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association's (IFWTWA) Excellence Awards program recognizes the world's finest travel and tourism industry professionals as experienced by the organization's journalist members. Ciragan Palace Kempinski Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey has earned this award for excellence in the hospitality industry.

The IFWTWA member journalist who nominated Ciragan Palace Kempinski Hotel for recognition has visited 41 countries on 6 continents and has had the opportunity to stay at some of the most luxurious resorts and hotels in the world. According to her: “None has impressed me as much as the Ciragan Palace Kempinski in Istanbul. The elegance of the decor, coupled with the attentive service and state-of-the-art technology, is beyond what I have received at most 5-star hotels. There are security scanners upon arrival at the hotel, and you are welcomed as a true guest by highly professional and gracious personnel. I was particularly impressed with management's desire to give back to the community through the hotel's arts programs that are open to anyone. Nevertheless, this property caters to royal families and celebrities. A suite in the palace building is considered to be one of the best three suites in Europe.”

The award nomination was carefully evaluated and recommended by IFWTWA's Excellence Awards Committee and the award approved by IFWTWA's Board of Directors.

“As a winner of an IFWTWA Excellence Award, Ciragan Palace Kempinski Hotel demonstrates the professional standards that represent the best in the hospitality industry worldwide,” said Maralyn Hill, IFWTWA President.

About IFWTWA: The International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) is a global network of journalists who cover the hospitality and lifestyle fields, and the people who promote them.

Allen Cox