2019-01-26 00:34:29

Ranks 8th out of 25 in the B&B and Inns Category in the Middle East

Bethlehem,25th of January, 2019 – The Hosh Al-Syrian Guesthouse today announced it has been recognized as a winner in the B&B and Inns category of the 2019 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® awards for Hotels, ranking 8 out of 25 in the Middle East.

Travelers’ Choice award winners were determined based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from TripAdvisor travelers worldwide. The Award goes to the best 1% of properties reviewed on TripAdvisor.  

The Hosh Al-Syrian Guesthouse, in the heart of the Old City of Bethlehem, is a Bethlehem Municipality project. The historic building was renovated between 2011 and 2013 for reuse as a guesthouse. This municipal project was achieved with the support of the Italian government through the Palestinian Municipalities Support Project and executed by the Center for Cultural Heritage Preservation.

Adv. Anton Salman, Mayor of Bethlehem says: ”We are proud as a city to continue seeing the positive results of our policies of preservation and development of our heritage to attract tourism and further the image of Bethlehem  as a tourism destination, offering some of the best hospitality and cuisine worldwide. The Hosh Al-Syrian project has been a success for our cooperation with the Italian government and the team managing the property and we are happy to see that for a second year in a row, the Hosh Al-Syrian is ranked among the top 1% properties in the Middle East.”

“We congratulate the properties around the world recognized as the best hotels, which receive our highest honor – Travelers’ Choice Hotel awards,” said Desirée Fish, vice president of global communications for TripAdvisor. “Winners should be proud of their award as millions of travelers will consider this list when picking the perfect hotel for their needs this year.”

Fadi Kattan, manager of the Hosh Al-Syrian Guesthouse says: ”We are proud that for the second year in a row, we have brought Bethlehem and Palestine into this exclusive list of exceptional guesthouses. Last year we were the first Palestinian property to be honored by the Travelers’ Choice Award and hoped to inspire more hoteliers and guesthouse managers and young Palestinians to aspire to excellence in the hospitality field. We thank our great guests, the dynamic young team and Bethlehem Municipality for their support in making this possible a second time.”

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