The Hotel Show Dubai is redefining hospitality. For 2018, we are going further than ever before to absorb every element of the guest experience into our three-day gathering, from sectors dedicated to décor, finishes and in-room technologies, to live features highlighting the pinnacle of our restaurant, leisure facility staff uniform offerings. With more than 600 exhibitors from all across the world showcasing their products and services, The Hotel Show truly will provide all your business needs.
Personal and professional development is at the heart of the Hotel Show Dubai. Hands-on educational features and expert-led conference discussion allow us to create the ultimate learning platform for advancing skills and knowledge. Our live events and competitions provide unrivalled insight into the service, furnishing and digital innovations continuing to enhance the guest experience, maintaining the hotel industry’s position as one of the most exciting business markets in the world.
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The Middle East Housekeepers League of Champions
Fairmont Dubai were crowned victorious against some of the region’s leading hotels at the first ever ‘Middle East Housekeepers League of Champions’ this year at The Hotel Show Dubai 2017.
A first for the region, the competition launched at the 18th edition of The Hotel Show Dubai to great success – attracting hundreds of spectators – witnessing the latest cleaning techniques that experts say have reduced the time to clean a hotel room from one hour to less than twenty minutes!
Live at The Hotel Show, housekeeping teams from 26 hotels and hotel groups from across the Middle East from Rove Downtown to Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, competed in a series of challenging rounds, where two typical hotel rooms were set-up back to back and turned upside down.
In every round, two teams of housekeepers competed head-to-head to put each room back to its original state in the fastest time – with only 15 minutes to complete the task.
The final results were determined by a judging panel featuring three key members of the UAE Professional Housekeepers Group: Pamini Hemaprabha, Tatjana Ahmed and Lakmal Mawella.
“The Middle East Housekeepers League of Champions has raised the motivational bar much higher for the housekeeping division,” commented Pamini Hemaprabha, Executive Housekeeper and Master Trainer, Emirates Palace.
“The turnout of participants was testimony of the success of the event. Above all the passion for housekeeping was oozing out of the performance from Fairmont Dubai. They had pace, perfection and apt coordination. Needless to say every single winner and participant was fantastic in their own right.’’
Fairmont Dubai took home the gold, followed by the world’s second tallest hotel – Rose Rayhaan by Rotana, also situated on Sheikh Zayed Road, with the silver and Fujairah’s Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort with the bronze.
“It has been the first time that ‘The Middle East Housekeepers League of Champions’ has taken place and the response was excellent,” added Tatjana Ahmed, Housekeeping Specialist, Hyatt Hotels.
“We were able to showcase the technicalities which are involved in proper guest room cleaning and maintenance as well as the hard work which is put in to achieve a perfect overall impression. Fairmont Dubai were spot on in all disciplines. It was great to see that they had their entire management supporting which also contributed to the overall great atmosphere during the competition. Every participating team has put in a great effort, I’m sure a lot of training preceded the competition.”
The Middle East Housekeepers League of Champions took place as part of the feature line-up for the 18th annual edition of The Hotel Show Dubai 2017, also including The Middle East Hospitality Leadership Forum and The Runway.
The competition will return to the 19th edition of The Hotel Show Dubai, 16-18th 2018 in September at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
“The Hotel Show is a perfect platform for networking and for updating oneself on what is new and trending,” added Tatjana Ahmed, Housekeeping Specialist, Hyatt Hotels. “Especially when it comes to new technologies and new inventions to foster greater sustainability is of utmost interest. I’m sure that we can take this competition to new heights next year, as this year’s competition has attracted a lot of interest among the housekeeping professionals.”
Let’s celebrate just how important hospitality workwear is in making a great impression on our guests. Working together with bespoke uniform designers including A. Ronai, The Hotel Show Dubai will play host to The Runway, a catwalk event that will see multiple hospitality groups showcase their latest uniform ranges.
The Middle East Hospitality Leadership Forum
This series of panel discussions amongst the region's leading hospitality operators and influencers will be a central new feature of this year’s show. GMs and owners from all types of hospitality operators will sit alongside major developers, asset managers, online travel sites and government to debate the key strategic opportunities and challenges shaping the regional sector at this time of accelerated expansion and change.