Gloria Hotels' procurement manager delivers win

Mohammed Shaheem Chanayilakath has been awarded the title of Hotelier Express Finance/Procurement Manager of the Year 2017

The winner's colleagues picked up the win on the night.
The winner's colleagues picked up the win on the night.

In the first award announced for the night, Mohammed Shaheem Chanayilakath from Gloria Hotel Dubai was named the Hotelier Express Finance/Procurement Manager of the Year 2017.

Chanayilakath fought off competition from Time Grand Plaza Hotel's Ahmed Abdelaziz, and Time Hotels' Ravi Krishna Mosuri. The highly commended nominee was Rashid Hittini from Time Crystal Hotel Apartments.

The winner was recognised by the judges for his career development in the last six-and-a-half years, and helping to improve operating expenses year on year with his skillset and initiatives. The launch of a new inventory system for his hotel proved to be a success, even though it did not fall directly under his responsibilities.

While the winner was unfortunately not present on the night, his award was picked up by his colleague, cluster learning and development manager Akili Admekom, who told Hotelier Express: "He deserves this win. He has developed a new inventory system that saved a lot of costs and expenses, and this helped the hotel to generate a lot of income."

The award was presented by Jimmy Soares, head of horeca department and barista from Dallmayr.

The inaugural Hotelier Express Awards was held at Grosvenor House Dubai on February 22, 2017, and was supported by: Platinum Sponsor, Caffe di artisan; Gold Sponsor, Oldenburger; Silver Sponsor, A. Ronai; Category Sponsors, SIAL Middle East, Sealed Air Diversey Care, Aramtec, Viking Gulf, Prologic, Dallmayr, Hoist Group; and Beverage Sponsor MMI.

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