Dubai, UAE: Vida Beach Resort Marassi Al Bahrain has been selected as the National Winner for MENA in the Hotel Project of the Year category of this year's 2022 MEED Projects Awards, in association with Mashreq.
A spokesperson from Emaar Hospitality Group said,“We are thrilled that Vida Beach Resort Marassi Al Bahrain has been recognized as Hotel Project of the Year at the MEED Project Awards. This follows an incredible launch that established the first Vida Resort outside of the UAE and Emaar's first hotel in the Gulf Kingdom.”
This exciting project brings an entirely new hospitality concept to the Kingdom. This stunning beach resort draws inspiration from art, design, entrepreneurship, and fashion. It is a thriving lifestyle destination and metropolitan space that boasts beautifully appointed, contemporary rooms and vibrant dining outlets, all enjoyed in an unparalleled, beach front setting.
Following an extensive submission and judging process, each of the National Winners were selected on the basis of a number of factors such as technological innovation, engineering excellence, and commitment to sustainable practices.
“This year is the largest ever for the MEED Project Awards, with a record number of entries and categories underlining just how resilient the projects market community has been in the face of all the challenges over the last two years,” says Sonia Kerrigan, Group Commercial Director, MEED.“The high volume of world-class projects built on time and to budget are further evidence of the region's dynamism and reputation as a leading centre of construction innovation and excellence.
“The National Winners are a testament to the infrastructure community's resilience, commitment to excellence and innovation. We are proud and delighted to announce more than 100 projects have claimed national honours across 18 categories and representing countries from across the MENA region. Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, cost inflation and increased logistics costs, the high volume of quality projects that were completed over the last 12 months are a strong indication of the region's continued progression. These companies have re-affirmed why they are considered the bedrock of the region's economy. Congratulations to all our national winners.”
The complete list of the 2022 MEED Projects Awards in association with Mashreq winners and finalists are available on the awards website:
will now go forward to a further round of rigorous judging where an independent panel of more than 40 judges will gather to review them and select the overall MENA winners in each category to be announced at the awards ceremony. The event will culminate in the award of the prestigious Project of the Year, which in past years has included iconic projects such the Louvre Museum, the Haramain high-speed railway, and the Bahr al-Barq wastewater treatment plant in Egypt.
Commenting about the award winners this year, Arun Mathur, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Contracting Finance added“Mashreq is proud to extend its support to the MEED Projects Awards as a showcase of the region's continued growth and commitment to excellence. It is extremely encouraging to see the resilience of the projects industry which is the back-bone of our economy even through challenging times.
Vida Beach Resort Marassi Al Bahrain is the National winner against its MENA rivals for the regional honours at the 2022 MEED Projects Awards, in association with Mashreq.
About Vida Hotels and Resorts:
Vida, meaning 'life' in Spanish embraces warmth, simplicity, and creativity in design-led spaces. Vida Hotels and Resorts inject life into experiences by keeping its authentic, yet creative values close to heart. This is an urban hub that offers an upscale lifestyle at stylishly designed hotels, resorts, and residences across the region. Positioned as a lively and vibrant space where creative and entrepreneurial minds can create, play, and come alive.
Vida Hotels and Resorts offer a stimulating environment where style meets convenience and interactivity. As a brand that is inspired by creativity and design, it captures the most high-spirited destinations across the UAE including Vida Downtown, Vida Emirates Hills, Vida Creek Harbour, and Vida Beach Resort Umm Al Quwain. It is expanding its vibrant lifestyle to key locations in the region with the recent opening of Vida Marassi Al Bahrain and upcoming launch of Vida Dubai Marina Yacht Club along with further expansion to Saudi Arabia and Egypt in the coming future.
MEED is a remarkable senior management media brand that encompasses a subscription website and magazine, more than 30 C-level executive conferences and summits hosted by MEED Events, the MEED Quality Awards for Projects and two high-value content businesses, MEED Projects and MEED Insight. MEED Projects is the Middle East's premium project tracking database and MEED Insight offers tailored research and in-depth analysis.
Established in 1957, MEED, has been integral to delivering business information and news, intelligence and analysis on the Middle East economies and activities ever since. Attracting a key senior management audience through its content and activities, MEED is a media brand and publication that covers a spectrum of services that inform.
Established in 1967, Mashreq is the oldest privately held Bank in the UAE with award winning financial solutions and services. Throughout its 50 years' history, Mashreq has differentiated itself through innovative financial solutions, making it possible for its customers to achieve their aspirations. Today, Mashreq has a significant presence in 11 countries outside the UAE with 21 overseas branches and offices across Europe, USA, Asia and Africa.
Mashreq launched its new Vision and Mission recently, outlining its commitment towards its clients, colleagues and the community. In line with its new Vision to be the region's most progressive bank, Mashreq leverages its leadership position in the banking industry to enable innovative possibilities and solutions for its customers across Corporate, Retail, International, Treasury and Islamic Banking. Mashreq is proud to be the first financial institution in the UAE to be awarded the Gallup Great Workplace Award for four consecutive years from 2014-2017. Mashreq also continues to invest in recruiting, training, and developing future generations of UAE National bankers.
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