The winners of the Hotelier Middle East Awards 2010 were revealed on Thursday night in a glittering evening at the Madinat Jumeirah Resort.

Excited guests watched as the coveted awards were presented to the best talent in the Middle East’s hospitality industry.

The inaugural Team of the Year title went to Southern Sun Al Manzil Hotel Dubai, a team praised for its consistent results and ability to deliver.

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The ever popular Unsung Hero of the Year went to Anees Abubacker the team leader for laundry at Burj Al Arab, while the highly-desired GM of the Year title went to Cora Conceicao-Stuart from Media One Hotel Dubai.

Hotelier Middle East editor Louise Oakley praised the “worthy winners” and the “fantastic evening”.

“It’s brilliant to be able to bring together the best in the business to celebrate the abundance of talent in the region,” she said.

“Once again, the standard of entries was superb and the judges had a really hard time. I would also like to thank all the sponsors and the hundreds of people who came tonight to make this important event possible.”

The list of winners in full:

HR MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Hassan Ali Hassan Mohsin from Crowne Plaza Bahrain.

IT MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Hakam Al Sourani, Emirates Palace Hotel Abu Dhabi

HOUSEKEEPER OF THE YEAR: Tatjana Ahmed, Grand Hyatt Dubai

LAUNDRY MANAGER OF THE YEAR 2010: Ebrahim Kanjaroli, Doha Marriott hotel

HOTEL ENGINEERING PERSON OF THE YEAR: Sakher Al Karmi from Southern Sun in Dubai.

PROCUREMENT MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Rajan Vattakandy, Al Bustan Palace InterContinental

CONCIERGE OF THE YEAR: Royston D'Silva, Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah

MARKETING AND PR PERSON OF THE YEAR: Alka Patel, Fairmont Dubai & Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

GREEN HOTELIER OF THE YEAR: Mohamed Zeid, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates

FITNESS AND RECREATION PERSON OF THE YEAR: Mounir Melliti, InterContinental Riyadh

SPA PERSON OF THE YEAR: Wanpen Ngechom, Al Qasr,Madinat Jumeirah

HOTEL TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD: Southern Sun Al Manzil Hotel Dubai

SOMMELIER OF THE YEAR: Daniel Blais, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

STEWARDING PERSON OF THE YEAR: Mokhter Hossain, Dar Al Hijra InterContinental Hotel, Saudi Arabia

OUTLET MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Nasser Al Reefy, Rosewood Corniche

FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Peter Avram, Jumeirah Beach Hotel

CHEF OF THE YEAR AWARD: John Cordeaux, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

GENERAL MANAGER OF THE YEAR AWARD: Cora Conceicao-Stuart, Media One Hotel Dubai

HOTELIER’S UNSUNG HERO OF THE YEAR AWARD: Anees Abubacker, Team Leader – Laundry, Burj Al Arab

For a full roundup of the Hotelier Middle East awards including photos, winner reactions and videos visit on Sunday.