Hotelier Middle East Awards 2019: Full Shortlist

Here’s a compilation of nominations for the Hotelier Middle East Awards 2019

Hotelier Middle East Awards 2019: Full Shortlist
Hotelier Middle East Awards 2019: Full Shortlist

The best in regional hospitality will be celebrated on 23 October at the Hotelier Middle East Awards 2019. The annual event was launched 15 years ago and this year the theme is ‘Everyone's a Rockstar’.

Almost 600 nominations were submitted accross 18 categories. Here's the full shortlist:

GM of the Year

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Katrin Herz, Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Muscat, Oman

Klaus Assmann, Sofitel Dubai Downtown, Dubai, UAE

Fathi Khogaly, Grand Hyatt Dubai and Hyatt Place Dubai hotels, Dubai, UAE

Aaron McGrath, Six Senses Zighy Bay, Musandam, Oman

Cornelia Erhardt, M Hotel Downtown by Millennium, Dubai, UAE

Antoine Flouty, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn Al Thuraya City, Kuwait

Azar Saliba, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, Dubai, UAE

Jan Hanak, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek, Dubai, UA

Ranjit Phillipose, Taj Dubai, Dubai, UAE

Anne Scott, W Dubai - The Palm, Dubai, UAE

Hotel Team of the Year

Crowne plaza and HolidayInn Kuwait Al Thuraya City, Farwaniya, Kuwait

Park Hyatt Dubai, Dubai, UAE

Sofitel Dubai The Palm, Dubai, UAE

InterContinental Al Khobar, Al Khobar, KSA

voco™ Dubai, an IHG Hotel, Dubai, UAE

The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai at The Walk, JBR, Dubai, UAE

Mövenpick Resort Petra, Petra, Jordan

Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai, UAE

Hilton Luxor Resort and Spa,, Luxor, Egypt

Fairmont The Palm, Dubai, UAE

HR & Training Person of the Year

Lorelai Lanot, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai, UAE

Carleo Tarun, Crowne Plaza and Staybridge Suites Abu Dhabi Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Mohamed Azakir, Phoenicia InterContinental Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

Tripat Mehrotra, Millennium Hotels & Resorts Middle East & Africa, Dubai, UAE

Shrouq Amin, Semiramis InterContinental Cairo, Cairo, Egypt

Shahid Jabbar, Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai, Dubai, UAE

Abdullah Saad Al-Otaiby, InterContinental Jeddah, Jeddah, KSA

Muni Pratap, Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Mohamed Aleemuddin, InterContinental Riyadh, Riyadh, KSA

Swati Tandon, Taj Dubai, Dubai, UAE

Unsung Hero of the Year

Nishant Tyagi, InterContinental Muscat, Muscat, Oman

Arshad Sooppy, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Muscat, Oman

Peter Warwick, Queen Elizabeth 2, Dubai, UAE

Mohammed Salim, InterContinental Regency Bahrain, Manama, Bahrain

Ikram Hunzai, Crowne Plaza Duqm, Duqm, Oman

Hassan Al Jarat, Movenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea, Dead Sea, Jordan

Monirul Islam, Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Muscat, Oman

Mustafa Abdellah, Movenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate, Dubai, UAE

Rohit Kamlesh Manek, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai, UAE

Derick Busingye, Sofitel Dubai The Palm, Dubai, UAE

Young Hotelier of the Year

Anita Strother, Zabeel House Al Seef, Zabeel House MINI & Al Seef Heritage Hotel, Dubai, UAE

Mira Yamout, Millennium Hotels & Resorts Middle East, Dubai, UAE

Shrey Grover, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham, Dubai, UAE

Moritz Frings, Grand Hyatt Dubai, Dubai, UAE

Akshay Bajaj, FIVE Palm Jumeriah, Dubai, UAE

Kilian Bucher, Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Hassan Shah, Crystal Plaza Hotel, Sharjah, UAE

Marko Milojevic, Taj Dubai, Dubai, UAE

Haitham Heyasat, InterContinental Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Grecia Kreis, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, UAE

Executive Chef of the Year

Steven Smalley,Hilton Dubai Jumeirah and Hilton Dubai The Walk, Dubai, UAE

Mohamed Husain Samara, InterContinental Regency Bahrain, Manama, Bahrain

Thony Renard, Crowne Plaza Muscat OCEC, Muscat, Oman

James Knight-Pacheco, Six Senses Zighy Bay, Musandam, Oman

Cedric Darthial,Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, UAE

Sudqi Naddaf, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, UAE

Gilles Arzur, Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Dubai, UAE

Dominic Petzold, Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Dubai, UAE

Winfried Helmetag, Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai, Dubai, UAE

Daniel Hillier, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, UAE

Hotel Engineer of the Year

Jahanzaib Anwer, Hilton Garden Inn, Al Khobar, KSA

Tushar Govind Aranake, InterContinental Fujairah Resort, Fujairah, UAE

Mina Karim Mikhael Attia, Crowne Plaza Jeddah, Jeddah, KSA

Daniel Carnota Lopez, Park Rotana & Arjaan Complex, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Waleed Samuel, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, Dubai, UAE

Sajeev Viswanath, Crowne Plaza Sohar, Sohar, Oman

Julius Okot-Chono, Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai, Dubai, UAE

Naved Shaikh, Taj Dubai, Dubai, UAE

Richie Edmunds, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai, UAE

Premlal Kenaveeti, W Dubai – The Palm, Dubai, UAE

Concierge/Guest Services Person of the Year

Cleatus George, Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai, UAE

Roderick Asahan, InterContinental Regency Bahrain, Manama, Bahrain

Nora Ahmed Al Ali, Al Ahsa InterContinental Hotel, Al Ahsa, KSA

Habibur Rahman, TIME OAK Hotel & Suites, Dubai, UAE

Yasser Mohammed Alamri, Millennium Al Aqeeq Hotel, Madinah, KSA

Tanaka Mungwashu, Crowne Plaza Duqmm, Duqm, Oman

Sitora Rasulova, W Dubai - The Palm, Dubai, UAE

Mohammad Al Khsabah, Movenpick Resort Petra, Petra, Jordan

Mary Silantoi Masikonte, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai, UAE

Karam Almordaa, InterContinental Abu Dhabi Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Sales Person of the Year

Mahmoud Saad, Bab Al Qasr Hotel and Residence, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Azel Castillo Casianan, Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai, Dubai, UAE

Swatti Khanna Das, Crowne Plaza Bahrain, Manama, Bahrain

Tofayel Ahmed, InterContinental Jeddah, Jeddah, KSA

Salim Abdullah AlShukairi, Crowne Plaza Sohar, Sohar, Oman

Amjad Mohammad, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City, Dubai, UAE

Haidar Dabaeen, InterContinental Muscat, Muscat, Oman

Rabia Shaheen, Taj Dubai, Dubai, UAE

Mohammed Qaraqish, Media One, Dubai, UAE

Mohammed Sharaf, Accor Makkah (Makkah Clock Royal Tower, A Fairmont Hotel, Raffles Makkah Palace, Swissotel Makkah, Swissotel Al Maqam), Makkah, KSA

Housekeeper of the Year

Mohamed Hassan, TRYP by Wyndham Dubai, Dubai, UAE

Sangeeta Suryawamshi, Crowne Plaza and Staybridge Suites Abu Dhabi Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Tatjana Ahmed, Grand Hyatt Dubai, Dubai, UAE

Haytham Al Hassan, Al Ahsa InterContinental Hotel, Al Ahsa, KSA

Christine Saldanha, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Dubai, UAE

Asif Khatri, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah and Hilton Dubai The Walk, Dubai, UAE

Sheeja Sasidharan, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek. Dubai, UAE

AnilKumar Katru, Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai, Dubai, UAE

Kasun Eranga Hewa Dewage, Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort, Fujairah, UAE

Ismail Rusaik, InterContinental Jeddah, Jeddah, KSA

Finance Person of the Year

Mohamed Farouk Ali, InterContinental Riyadh, KSA

Ahmed Amin, Time Nozha Beach Aqua Park Hotel & Resort, Egypt

Jiji Varghese, Hyatt Place Dubai Hotels, Dubai, UAE

Navin Shah, DUKES THE PALM, a Royal Hideaway Hotel, Dubai, UAE

Reema Ali AlShehry,Crowne Plaza Riyadh RDC Hotel & Convention Center, KSA

Youssef Michael Rizkalla, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

F&B Manager of the Year

Daniel Follett,Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, UAE

Khalid Al Bulushi, Crowne Plaza Duqm, Oman

Grant Budde, Queen Elizabeth 2, Dubai, UAE

Sreejith Purushan, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek, UAE

Simon Slim, Holiday Inn Kuwait, Kuwait

Hemant Shekhawat, Taj Dubai, UAE

Baris Molvali, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, Dubai, UAE

Gorjan Kandikj, Media One, Dubai, UAE

Procurement Person of the Year

Hatem Mohamed, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn Kuwait, Farwaniya, Kuwait

Biju Philip, Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Muscat, Oman

Tedela Negussie, Sofitel Dubai Downtown, Dubai, UAE

Abdulrahman Alanezi, The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh, KSA

Gaurav Malhotra, Jumeirah International, Dubai, UAE

Mohammad Al Wahaibi, InterContinental Muscat, Oman

Malik Adil, Sofitel Dubai The Palm, UAE

Ashley Lobo, InterContinental Abu Dhabi Hotel, UAE

Safety & Security Person of the Year

Ahmad Mustafa, Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, UAE

Dolly Mae Kong Parreñas, InterContinental Abu Dhabi Hotel, UAE

Muhammad Ans, The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh, KSA

Nahid Parvez, Dar Al Hijra InterContinental Madinah, KSA

Muhammad Waqar Azeem Qamar, InterContinental Jeddah, KSA

Mukhtar Al Maskari, Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Muscat, Oman

Fitness/ Spa Person of the Year

Awad Nasib Jamaan Adit, Crowne Plaza Resort Salalah, Oman

Daryn Berriman, InterContinental Fujairah Resort, UAE

Laura Brown, Fairmont The Palm, Dubai, UAE

Anu Mohan, The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh, KSA

Tareq Bdaiwi, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn Al Thuraya City, Kuwait

Nathida Klangmontri, Sofitel Dubai The Palm, Dubai, UAE

Fadi Al-Chami, Crowne Plaza Sohar, Oman

Nikesh Naik, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Dubai, UAE

IT Person of the Year

Syed Taha Mustafa, InterContinental Riyadh, KSA

Mohammad Qattash, Grand Plaza Mövenpick Media City, Dubai, UAE

Haitham Natour, InterContinental Hotels at Dubai Festival City, UAE

Anita Julie Lobo, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn Kuwait Al Thuraya City, Kuwait

Jamal Mustafa,Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort & Spa/ Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, UAE

Abdul Baseer Mohammed, InterContinental Jeddah, KSA

Jaison Sebastian, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City, UAE

Amer Farfour, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

Mehmet Akdeniz, Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Mahmood Uddin Ahmed, Media One Hotel, Dubai, UAE

Mid-Market Hotel Team of the Year

Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City

Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Mall of the Emirates

TIME Oak Hotel & Suites

Park Inn by Radisson Dubai Motor City

Premier Inn Dubai Al Jaddaf

Rove Downtown

Marketing & PR Person of the Year

Katie King, director of marketing & communnications, The Queen Elizabeth 2

Cristiano Moulin, associate marketing director, The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah

Sayad Ibrahimli, cluster director of marketing and public relations, Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, Hilton Al Hamra Resort, Al Hamra Residence & Village

Talah AlSecait, director of marketing & PR, The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh

Ali Jani,Assitant marketing & communications manager, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort

Shrutti Vellody, regional marketing & communications executive MEA, Millennium Hotels & Resorts Middle East & Africa

Shereen Almonoufy, director of marketing, Holiday Inn Kuwait

Eunice C. Fernando, director of marketing and communications, InterContinental Muscat

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