Dubai-based HMH launches monthly award for women

HMH Celebrity Award to recognise women who excel in their field

HMH CEO Laurent A. Voivenel.
HMH CEO Laurent A. Voivenel.

Hospitality Management Holdings, under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Wafa Hasher Al Maktoum, has launched the HMH Celebrity Award, a special awards programme for women who have overcome challenges to achieve excellence in their fields.

Making the announcement, HH Sheikha Wafa said: “HMH Celebrity is a tribute to exceptional women who are playing an extraordinary role in the UAE society be it in the field of art, literature, culture, sports, environment, healthcare, human welfare or public life. What connects all these women is a passionate need to transcend the limitations of their lives – to change the world for the better – while grappling with their own place in it.”

Women will be awarded on a monthly basis, followed by the HMH Celebrity of the Year award presentation at a gala ceremony.

HMH CEO Laurent A. Voivenel explained: “Through this award we endeavour to honour women, who through their exceptional work, become pillars of our community but very often go unrecognised. The programme will not only be limited to recognising women who take up social or charitable causes but rather anyone who has been playing a part in enriching lives.”

The selection process is designed to be simple and transparent – nominees can be of any nationality but should be based in the UAE, and should have done something exemplary to qualify for a nomination.

The winners will be chosen by a panel consisting of HH Sheikha Wafa Hasher Al Maktoum, two journalists, two experts from the same field as the nominee and two executives from HMH. The award is not open to HMH employees and no individual can be nominated two years in a row.

HMH currently has 25 properties under its current management portfolio, and over 3,400 rooms under its management, and is set to double its Sudan portfolio this year. 

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