April 03, 2008 // Franchising.com // The Hawthorn Hotel Deira, Dubai has been named the Hawthorn brand's 'International Hotel of the Year.' The hotel – ideally located on Al Rigga Street and minutes from Dubai's top attractions, and one mile from the Dubai International Airport – is owned by SFC Group, LLC of Abu Dhabi.
Hawthorn Suites is the hotel brand with more than 100 properties open or under construction in the U.S., Australia, Dubai, Kuwait and Turkey. The Hawthorn Hotel Deira opened in 2005.
"We are pleased to recognize the staff, managers and ownership of Hawthorn Hotel Deira for their superior commitment to quality in service delivery and for maintaining the highest property standards," said Roy E. Flora, Chief Operating Officer of US Franchise Systems, Inc. (USFS), parent company of the franchisor of the Hawthorn Suites brand. "Last year, occupancy at this superb property hit nearly 87 percent. Its 133 guestrooms and 21 suites combine luxury with efficiency for business and leisure travelers alike."
The four-star Hawthorn Hotel Deira is located nearby to Al Ghurair Shopping Mall, Dubai's Clock Tower and Dubai Creek, and within two miles of Dubai Gold Souk. A full service hotel with nine floors, all hotel rooms and suites offer complimentary high speed Internet access, satellite TV and VOD (video on demand), in-room mini bars, and complimentary tea and coffee. Complimentary hot breakfast buffet is provided daily, and room service is available 24 hours a day. There are three restaurants within the hotel (The Manhattan Café, 49er`s the Gold Rush and Gravity Sports Bar), and the lobby lounge.
Additional amenities include a rooftop swimming pool, fitness room, beauty salon, gift shop, concierge and guest services, valet service, a tour desk and onsite car rental. There is a Hawthorn Room for meetings and private dining. Airport pick-up and drop-off is complimentary.
Guests can earn free nights at Hawthorn and Hyatt hotel brands by taking advantage of Hawthorn Suites' partnership in the Hyatt Gold Passport® frequency program. Hawthorn Suites is a sponsor of The Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality (SATH) and all hotels are ADA-accessible. For additional information and reservations, visit http://www.hawthorn.com or call Hawthorn Suites toll-free in the U.S. at 1-800-527-1133 or TDD 1-800-824-2116. All Hawthorn hotels are independently owned and operated.