The event is the latest stop on the Grand Tour 2016, with previous hosts including Diamonds La Gemma dell'Est in Tanzania, Sandals Ochi Beach Resort in Jamaica, Swissôtel Lima, and Italy’s Forte Village Resort.
The St. Regis Dubai will become the latest destination to join this illustrious group.
Situated in the newly built Al Habtoor City, the hotel extends the legacy of the Astor family to Dubai, mixing the city’s contemporary architecture with the original design of St. Regis in New York.
World Travel Awards President Graham Cooke said: “The Middle East Gala Ceremony is always a highlight of the Grand Tour for the World Travel Awards and I am excited to be bringing the event to Dubai in 2016.
“We will welcome industry leaders from across the region to the stunning The St. Regis Dubai as the hotel celebrates its first year of operations and I am sure it will be a night to remember.”
The event will be hosted by United Arab Emirates’ star Shereen Mitwalli and will welcome performances from leading Middle Eastern entertainers.
World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry.
Today, the World Travel Awards brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.
Each year World Travel Awards covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognise and celebrate individual and collective successes within each key geographical region.