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Over 120 Top Hospitality Leaders Awarded in Hozpitality Group’s 5th Middle East Hospitality Excellence Awards

A glittering popular choice Award Ceremony for the hospitality industry in Dubai left everyone amazed.

The full house event was attended by over 400 top hospitality leaders in Middle East. The glamorous evening included a reception, a great meal and an excellent entertainment, in addition to the actual awards ceremony. The show was presented by Laura Buckwell.

The poolside venue at DUKES the Palm, a Royal Hideaway Hotel was dressed up at its best and left everyone amazed. The hotel team had put in a lot of hard work and did a great job, said Raj Bhatt, CEO, Hozpitality group. Dukes will also host the next year’s awards on 26th Nov 2020 at the same venue, he added.

Chris Newman, Chief Operating Officer, Emaar Hospitality Group won the Hotelier of the Year Award while Riad Abi Haider, GM, Address Boulevard and Address Dubai Mall walked away with “General Manager of the Year” title.


Among the other prominent winners were:-

Entrepreneur of the Year:- Suneel Bhambhani, MD,  Fusion Food & Entertainment Dubai

Executive Chef of the Year:- Yoann Grillet, Director of Food & Beverage and Culinary, FIVE Palm Jumeirah

CSR Champion of the Year:- Eddie Ignatius, Corporate Director of Quality & Business Excellence, TIME Hotels

Hotel of the Year (5 Star):- FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai

Hotel of the Year (Best Weekend Getaway):- Hatta Damani Lodges Resort

Best New Luxury Hotel of the Year:- Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai

Best Hospitality Employer of the Year :- Emaar Hospitality Group

Inspirational GM of the Year:- Iftikhar Hamdani, Cluster GM, Ramada Hotels Ajman

Dynamic HR Leader:- Nawaz Mahmood, Sr. Director HR, Caesars Bluewaters Dubai

Hotel Team of the year:- Ghaya Grand Hotel, Dubai


The list of all the 5th Middle East Hospitality Excellence Awards Winners can be seen in our website. 

We received an amazing response to online voting for the 5th Middle East Hospitality Excellence Awards 2019 with over 175,000 votes for various categories. The Awards were presented to recognize top industry organizations which have shown skill, creativity, ingenuity and success in the Middle East & North Africa’s growing hospitality industry, said Raj Bhatt, CEO, Hozpitality Group.

We are happy to have the consistent support from our sponsors from the beginning, the Awards are powered by Delta Food Industries and Danube Hospitality Solutions and the category sponsors are TCL (Technical Chemical Laboratories) and AMTC Food Service Equipment while the other partners are:- ICCA Dubai, ZEE TV Middle East, Radio BIG FM 106.2, RAK Porcelain, Restofair RAK, The Visiting Tailor, Absolute Frame, Wassup Dubai and Fusia Events added Raj Bhatt.

Hozpitality Group also announced the 3rd edition of exclusive awards for Chefs in MEA “Chef Excellence Awards” on 2nd June, 2020 to be held at Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf in Dubai. We are again partnering with Emirates Culinary Guild and ICCA and are looking for a great event together said Raj Bhatt.

Our mission is to bring Hospitality Industry closer. The new Hozpitality platform offers a place to connect with people interested in Hospitality industry. This empowers people to learn from each other and to better understand the world and the industry, added Raj.

The organizer, Hozpitality Group would like to wish you the best of luck with your entries.

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About Hozpitality Group:-

Hozpitality consists a database of over 1 million registered hospitality professionals in in its 2 websites, www.hozpitality.com – “Dedicated hospitality website for Jobs in Middle East, Africa and Asia” and www.hozpitalityplus.com – “Dedicated hospitality networking group”. Apart from the registered candidates Hozpitality we reaches out to over 1 million professionals through monthly email marketing from over 186 countries.

From hospitality jobs in Dubai and the UAE, retail jobs in Asia, and cruising jobs around the world, millions of workers all around the globe are proud to call themselves hospitality employees. Whether you want to greet hotel guests in Dubai, Frankfurt, Davos; become an executive chef in Abu Dhabi or Tokyo; or serve up coffee in Qatar, there is a rewarding hospitality career designed to match your unique skills and interests. To find prospective global hospitality jobs, just search by industry, department, level, and/or location. You can also search by keyword(s), such as "Dubai hotel jobs" or "Qatar hotel jobs".

In addition to listing jobs in Dubai, UAE, Mumbai, Europe and around the world, Hozpitality.com offers professional CV designing, a community network for employers and job seekers, a directory of hospitality suppliers, Latest Hospitality News, Hotel News, Movements and Appointments and Hospitality announcements, hospitality travel bookings etc. We do more than just list jobs; we provide an effective platform where all hospitality professionals can unite. Advertise or find cruise ship jobs, catering jobs, travel jobs, sous chef jobs, and more with Hozpitality.com, a world of opportunities…

The dedicated hospitality networking group Hozpitalityplus.com, publishes and shares Latest Hospitality News, Announcements, Hotel openings, Promotions, Events, Hospitality Movements and Appointments and Hospitality announcements, Reviews, Blogs etc. We provide an effective platform where all hospitality professionals can unite, network, benefit and share.

Hozpitality Consulting is a Global Executive Search consultancy based out of Toronto, Canada. Our success lies in building a long term relationship and delivering results quickly and efficiently for a “much lower cost”. We are experts in locating the best possible suitable executive and management candidates for placements in all types of hospitality organizations around the world. Through our matchless database, communication and networking, over the world, we provide our clients with the most skillful candidates.

"Hozpitality Buzz- The inside scoop" is a TV show based on the hospitality industry in Dubai and UAE, is in English and telecast-ed on a premier TV channel in Middle East & North Africa reaching out to approx. 10-12 million viewers. To know more about the TV show, Please log on to:- www.facebook.com/hozpitalitybuzz and https://www.youtube.com/Hozpitality 

Middle East Hospitality Excellence Awards are presented to recognize top industry organizations which have shown skill, creativity, ingenuity and success in the Middle East & North Africa’s growing hospitality industry. Logon to www.hozpitalityexcellenceawards.com

To know more about the group, Please log on to:

www.hozpitality.com , www.hozpitalityplus.com , www.hozpitalityplusevents.com , www.hozpitalityconsulting.com, www.hozpitalityexcellenceawards.com  


Raj Bhatt




P.O Box- 119395, Dubai, UAE

Phone:- +971 4 334 31 77, Fax:- +971 4 334 31 78

Email:- raj@hozpitality.com

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