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Abu Dhabi To Host 6th Annual World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony

World Golf Awards 2019

The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi will play host to the 6th Annual World Golf Awards on October 29, 2019. Leading names from the golfing world will join VIPs and figureheads from the golf travel industry for what will mark the first World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony in the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

Taking place outside Europe for the first time, the ceremony will bring together market leaders from more than 40 nations across Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Latin America, North America and Oceania.

The prize-giving evening at the landmark golf resort will form the climax of an exclusive three-day golfing itinerary, which will include rounds of golf at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, one of the world’s most captivating golfing projects.

Voting for World Golf Awards 2019 runs until 15th September. Golf industry executives and golf consumers are eligible to vote in a range of categories, with the 2019 winners to be unveiled at the gala reception in Abu Dhabi.

Chris Frost, Managing Director, World Golf Awards, said: “We are tremendously excited to be bringing World Golf Awards to Abu Dhabi for the first time. With every continent represented, the three-day programme will be a truly global gathering of the golf tourism industry as we find out which brands are shaping our future.”

Overlooking a pristine beach and the celebrated Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort offers a serene escape, private beach and captivating wildlife just minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi.

Marwan Fadel, General Manager, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, said: “We are honoured to be in the top ranking of golf resorts that offer unique, memorable and luxury experiences on a global scale. With World Golf Awards choosing to host their big night for the first time in the region at our resort is proof of our continued efforts. We are excited to host some of the leading names in the golf industry and look forward to the spectacular celebrations planned for the awards.”

The Gary Player-designed Saadiyat Beach Golf Club is a golfing masterpiece that respectfully harnesses the natural beauty of Saadiyat Island’s magnificent, white sand beaches for a truly unique playing experience.

Clinton Norris, Senior Sales Manager, Abu Dhabi Golf Club and Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, said: “It is a pleasure to be hosting guests from all over the world for the 2019 edition of the World Golf Awards at Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi. The quality of golf and leisure on offer in Abu Dhabi is something we pride ourselves in, so there is no better place for such high esteem awards to be held. We look forward to welcoming attendees and wish those who are nominated for the awards the very best of luck.”

About World Golf Awards

World Golf Awards serves to celebrate and reward excellence in golf tourism, world-class courses and golf destinations.

The World Golf Awards 2019 will focus on the leading 130 nations that are shaping the future of this dynamic industry.

Launched in 2014, World Golf Awards aims to drive up standards within the golf tourism industry by rewarding the organizations that are leaders in their field.

Votes are cast by professionals working within the golf industry and by the public (golf tourism consumers).

World Golf Awards is the sister organization of World Travel Awards, currently celebrating its 26th anniversary.

About The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi

Located on the pristine beach of Saadiyat Island and framed by the distinguished Saadiyat Beach Golf Course, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi is the ideal destination for the discerning, well-traveled connoisseur.

Situated within the grounds are Iridium Spa, Sandcastle Club for children, tennis and squash courts and the 3,500 sqm St. Regis Athletic Club. Guests can pamper their palates in no fewer than five restaurants and bars. Featuring live cooking stations and Mediterranean-influenced specialties, Oléa offers a delightful dining setting and was named ‘Best Brunch in Abu Dhabi’ by BBC.com and Best International Brunch by Time Out Abu Dhabi Restaurant Awards in 2018. Meanwhile, guests at Sontaya can broaden their culinary horizons by sampling the Asian delicacies that earned it the 2019 FACT Dining Award for “Favorite South-East Asian Restaurant”. The Manhattan Lounge is the place to start the evening or finish the day on a strong note, with unbeatable beverage offers. The Drawing Room, with its open lounge and inviting sofas, offers the delightful tradition of afternoon tea. Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi brings exquisite Asian-fusion cuisine and cocktails right to the seafront. The remarkable venue has received multiple awards since its launch in 2018, including Highly Commended Asian Restaurant and Best Romantic Restaurant at Time Out Abu Dhabi Restaurant Awards 2018.

Inspired by the distinctive, century-old legacy of New York’s Astor family, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi is the city’s first true beach resort. Combining a unique blend of refined elegance with enduring heritage, the resort stays true to the Astor vision of creating “the finest hotel in the world”.