JERUSALEM - Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem has been recently ranked seventh among the Top 100 of the world's best hotels for 2015 according to Conde Nast Travellers 28th annual Readers' Choice Awards. Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem this week was also awarded first place award for excellence in human resources for 2015 in Israel

Each year, Condé Nast Traveller recognizes the best 100 hotels from around the world, as a result of consumer votes. This year, 128,000 travelers gave the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem a score of 97.500 - an almost perfect 100 - which placed the hotel seventh best the world. In the category of Middle East and Africa, Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem was ranked first.

Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem was also recently recognized with the 2015 Human Resources Excellence Award. Hotels are selected by the Management Association and the Research and Development of Human Resources in Israel. The award is given to a defined activity carried out by the human resources department and is characterized by impressive and noteworthy achievements.

"It is a great honor for the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem and its Team Members to win this recognition," said Guy Klaiman, general manager, Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem. "This is the first time that a hotel in Israel has not only been recognized as a top ten best hotel in the world, but has won the title of best hotel in the Middle East. Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem is making considerable efforts to prove that you can have excellent tourism and provide the highest quality of service worldwide as evidenced this week with the Human Resources Excellence Award for 2015. I am confident that our winning will make waves in the world and bring more tourists to Israel. I am very proud of this achievement."

Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem is located on the site of former Palace Hotel, previously one of Jerusalem's most renowned properties, which last checked-in guests in 1935. Ideally located within walking distance of the walls of the Old City and the famous Jaffa Gate, Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem is the only internationally-branded luxury hotel in the city.

Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem participates in Hilton HHonors®, the only guest loyalty program where guests who book directly through www.waldorfastoria.com have access to benefits including digital check-in, choose your room, and complimentary Wi-Fi at 25 Waldorf Astoria hotels worldwide.

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