Raffles Dubai receptionist takes third place at WC

Tarryn Adams takes third at International Receptionist Competition

Tarryn Adams won third place at the International Receptionist of the Year competition in Germany. (Tarryn pictured far left).
Tarryn Adams won third place at the International Receptionist of the Year competition in Germany. (Tarryn pictured far left).

Raffles Dubai receptionist Tarryn Adams won third place at the recent International Receptionist of the Year Competition in Hamburg, Germany.

Adams achievement follows her victory last year at Dubai’s AICR, an association of front office managers and assistant managers of 4 and 5 star hotels, Receptionist of the Year competition.

Representing AICR Dubai, Adams travelled to Germany courtesy of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) to compete against 13 other candidates in the international edition of the AICR competition at Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten.

Darin Davies, international president of the AICR and director of front house operations at JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai, said: "The outstanding competition results of the finalists show how enhancements are still possible, even amongst the already international high level of service.

"The candidates of this year's competition AICR ‘International Receptionist of the Year’ have impressively demonstrated how the icing on the cake can be presented in the personal care of the guests.

“Fine nuances in the service quality prove to be the best performance. After careful consideration the jury named four winners instead of the previous three – Winners No. 3 are two truly terrific candidates.”

At the competition in Hamburg, Adams was supported by Ibrahim Yaqoot, executive director of corporate support for DTCM; Darin Davies, international president of the AICR and director of front house operations at JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai; and Fabian Schmittmann, president of the AICR Dubai Section and director of front office at Millennium Airport Hotel in Dubai; as well as Krystel Irani, front office manager at the Raffles Dubai.

The full list of winners at this year’s International Receptionist of the Year Competition were:

First Place: Gwendolyn Chia (St. Regis, Singapore)
Second Place: Johanna Dlogusch (The Gleneagles – Scottish Golf & Spa Hotels, Scottland)
Joint Third Place: Viviana Colonna (Mandarin Oriental, Geneva)/ Tarryn Adams (Raffles, Dubai)
 

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