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Garden Route, Western Cape, South Africa, 2007/08/06 - Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa has been selected by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences as a recipient of its coveted International Five Star Diamond Award - PezulaResortHotel.com.
President of the academy, Joseph D Cinque said that Pezula was honoured for its “exceptional effort in enhancing the overall quality of commitment to hospitality, service and gastronomy”, and commends Pezula as being “a most extraordinary establishment in every aspect of its operation.
“We are proud to recognize the dedication of excellence maintained by your fine resort. These outstanding accomplishments enhance the representation of our hospitality industry worldwide,” he writes in a letter of congratulations to Pezula Chairman Keith Stewart.
The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences, which is based in New York, is renowned worldwide for rewarding excellence in the global travel and luxury services sector. Each year the Academy bestows its coveted International Star Diamond Award exclusively on five star establishments that are deemed to be of pinnacle quality by its esteemed international Board of Trustees, whose members include Donald J. Trump and other respected leaders in the industry who are themselves world travellers. Sources from around the globe routinely submit nominations of five star establishments to The Academy for review. The Board then refines the selection to those who qualify for the ultimate evaluation — an anonymous visit by qualified inspectors.
Among those recognised worldwide by the American Academy are five star quality hotels, chefs, airlines, cruise lines and products. Evaluations of establishments are based primarily on hospitality, attitude, quality, cleanliness and above all, service.
General Manager of Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa, Russel Binks, said that it was important for Pezula to receive international recognition.
“We cater for the international market and this is a stamp of approval for us which will be noticed by discerning travelers worldwide. It’s an honour to be ranked by such a prestigious organisation with the likes of The Ritz Carlton New York, The Trump International Hotel & Tower and the Hotel Ritz in Paris.”