16 - 18 September 2018
Dubai World Trade Centre (Halls 1 - 8)
  • 18 SEPTEMBER, 10:00 - 18:00
  • 19 SEPTEMBER, 10:00 - 20:00
  • 20 SEPTEMBER, 10:00 - 17:00
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LUXURY HOTEL OF THE YEAR

Finalists:

 

  • Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca, Morocco

  • Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara, Oman

  • Palazzo Versace Dubai, UAE 

  • Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, Kuwait

   

BOUTIQUE HOTEL OF THE YEAR

Finalists:

 

  • Melia Dubai 

  • Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay

  • Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai 

  • XVA Art Hotel 

 

MID-MARKET HOTEL OF THE YEAR

Finalists:

 

  • dusitD2 Kenz Hotel, Dubai 

  • Premier Inn Ibn Battuta

  • Park In by Radisson Hotel Abu Dhabi Yas Island 

  • Rove Downtown

 

HOTEL LAUNCH OF THE YEAR

Finalists:

 

  • Address Boulevard Hotel 

  • Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai 

  • Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, Oman

  • Rove City Centre 

 

MOST IMPRESSIVE HOTEL FEATURE

Finalists: 

 

  • Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve,
    Al Maha - Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa 

  • Zeinab Al Hashemi artworks,
    dusitD2 Kenz Hotel

  • The Dale Chihuly Sculpture
    Atlantis, The Palm

  • The Contemporary Cabinet of Curiosities, Rove Hotels 

 

RESORT OF THE YEAR

Finalists:

 

  • Al Maha - A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa

  • Sofitel The Palm

  • Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort 

  • Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah

  

RISING STAR AWARD

Finalists:

 

  • Cenk Unverdi - Rixos The Palm Dubai 

  • Peter Adel - Fairmont Dubai 

  • Yasmin Farahmandy - Gensler

  • Elham Bolooki - Jumeirah 

 

BEST BAR / NIGHTLIFE VENUE

Finalists:

 

  • Iris Dubai - Addmind Group 

  • Hendricks Bar - Four Seasons Resort Dubai At Jumeirah Beach 
     

  • Luna Sky Bar - Four Seasons Hotel Dubai International Finance Centre 

  • The Backyard - Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay 

 

BEST SPA / WELLNESS CENTRE

Finalists:

 

Anantara Dubai

  • Anantara Spa - Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort 

  • Nikki Spa - Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai 

  • Heart & Soul Spa and Wellness - Al Barari

  • Talise Spa - Madinat Jumeirah

   

BEST USE OF TECHNOLOGY

Finalists:

 

  • Atlantis, The Palm - Wi-Q

  • Jannah Hotels & Resorts - Jannah Burj Al Sarab

  • Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi - RFID

  • Kenz Hotel Management LLC - HDI

 

BEST NEW RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

Finalists: 

 

  • Bazxar - Create Hospitality 

  • Ramusake - DoubleTree by Hilton

  • folly by Nick & Scott - Gates Hospitality 

  • Wise Kwai - dusitD2 Kenz Hotel

 

BEST EVENT VENUE

Finalists:

 

  • Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel Residence & Spa Bahrain

  • Hilton Makka Convention Hotel, Saudi Arabia 

  • Fairmont Ajman

  • Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre 

 

BEST GYM / SPORTING FACILITY

Finalists:

 

Fitness First Oasis Centre

  • Fitness First Oasis Centre

Smart Fitness

  • Smart Fitness

Haddins Fitness

  • Haddins Fitness

Talise Fitness

  • Talise Fitness – Madinat Jumeirah

 

BEST HOTEL DEVELOPER

Finalists:

 

Dur Hospitality

  • Dur Hospitality Company

Khamas Hospitality

  • Khamas Hospitality

Jannah Hotel & Resort

  • Jannah Hotels & Resorts

Swiss International Hotels & Resorts

  • Swiss International Hotels & Resorts

 

BEST TEAM OF THE YEAR

Finalists:

 

  • Citymax Hotel Bur Dubai 

  • The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management 

  • Okku

  • MATTO

 

HEAD CHEF OF THE YEAR

Finalists:

 

  • Gregoire Berger - Ossaiano

  • Himanshu Saini - Tresind

  • Maurizio Bosetti - II Borro Tuscan Bistro 

  • James Knight-Pacheco - Vida Downtown 

 

HOSPITALITY LEADER OF THE YEAR

Finalists:

 

  • Arne Silvis, General Manager.
    Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai

  • Naim Maadad, Chief Executive Officer.
    Gates Hospitality 

  • Darren Darwin, General Manager.
    Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, Oman

  • Serge Zaalof, Chief Operating Officer.
    Atlantis Resorts & Residences 

  • David Allan, Cluster General Manager, Radisson Blu Dubai Waterfront / Business Bay

  • Stefan Tornau, Senior Director Hospitality Services, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi 

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