The Middle East boasts some of the most glamorous hotels in the world, with representation from all of the major hotel chains, as well as its own collection of regional hotel brands offering international services with an Arabic touch.
With properties promising state-of-the-art facilities and luxury services, hotel employees are continually pushed to go the extra mile. Yet, how often do we acknowledge those working behind the scenes — the people responsible for those perfectly-made beds, hidden cables and gleaming corridors?
All too often the spotlight is placed on the design and architecture, the marble lobbies or the crystal chandeliers, and the company CEOs driving the growth the region is so famous for.
The Hotelier Middle East Awards aims to redress the balance. They reward the often-unrecognised individuals that make the region’s hotels some of the very best in the world. They give those back-of-house heroes that so often go unnoticed their chance to shine, and bask in the glory bestowed upon them by their peers.
Now in its ninth year, the Hotelier Middle East Awards recognises a broad range of front and back of house roles, from laundry managers to chefs, marketing experts to concierges and spa professionals to engineers. This year there are 19 award categories.
The Hotelier Middle East Awards are a celebration of excellence. The winners truly are the heroes that make the difference.