Latest News

74025 05 Dec 2019

Ahmed Badawy of Jood Hospitality Hailed as Arab Hotelier of the Year in MEA Hospitality Excellence Awards 2019

Written by Jenny Saraza of Hozpitality Group

Ahmed Badawy, General Manager of Jood Palace Hotel Dubai honored as Judges’ Choice for Arab Hotelier of the Year from the recently concluded 5th Middle East Hospitality Excellence Awards 2019 organized by Hozpitality Group. The ceremony was held last 26th of November at the DUKES THE PALM, a Royal Hideaway Hotel. The award had been presented by Ibrahim Yaqoot, Executive Director of DTCM (Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing).

Offering more than 25 years of executive leadership and brand development expertise in a highly competitive customer-driven industry. Experienced in improving key business metrics and turnaround management. Consistent record of success in delivering a significant impact on financial management. Broad vision and perspective with a focus on customer satisfaction. Instrumental catalysis in developing revenue recovery strategies.

A dynamic hospitality professional that’s currently holding the position of General Manager and holds an excellent track record in running hotel operation and Finance Management for more than two decades. He can grasp work ethics and skills with the utmost flexibility in adapting to new environments. Consistently aligned Operations and Finance goals into feasibly attaining management strategies with business goals and achieved significant improvements in key business metrics such as guest and associates satisfaction, profitability, budget & Forecast improvement, Assets Management, overall product improvement, the return of investments and giving the owners leverage on their investments.

Adding to his vast experience in hotel pre-openings through world-class hotel chains in the Middle East, he was able to successfully lead the creation and launching of new hospitality brand in the UAE market “JOOD HOSPITALITY” and safely managed the whole re flagging project with minimal effect on the running hotel operations through the transition period. Ahmed Badawy is deeply involved in the expansion plans for the hospitality division from the inception stage through the study and design stage to provide the relevant required data to support the investment decision.

Ahmed stated: “Attending such a prestigious award exposed us to a network of business leaders in and outside the industry. Hozpitality Excellence Awards assist us in expanding our knowledge and learning from the success of others; it also increases the partnership and leads us to business opportunities.”

Overwhelmed by the achievement he received, he added: “I am honored by receiving the award of Arab Hotelier of the Year. I am very proud that the judges hold me in such high esteem. My priority and set goals for the year is to create maximum brand awareness and position the hotel to reach out to a broader avenue of new markets and segments.”

You’ll know when you encounter a good person with a kind heart. A pleasure to meet you, Mr. Ahmed…more power and all the best!

For more information about the awards, please visit


About Jood Palace Hotel Dubai:

Experience sheer sophistication complemented by the warmth of Arabian hospitality at Jood Palace Hotel situated in the heart of Deira's commercial and business district. Choose from a luxurious selection of five-star accommodation, culinary venues, Jood Spa, recreation and fitness facilities as well as conference and event spaces.

Conveniently located, a 15-minute drive from Dubai International Airport and Dubai International Convention Centre, the hotel offers easy access to places of interest, be it for business or leisure. Explore the traditional souks, Dubai Museum, Dubai Heritage Village or indulge in retail therapy at Deira City Centre and much more.

Keen to exceed expectations, our multi-lingual team of experts will ensure all your requests are given utmost focus and dedication. There is no request too big or small. Right from suggesting a dining venue, to a well-planned sightseeing itinerary, our Concierge team will go to great lengths to ensure your stay is flawless and memorable.

About Middle East Hospitality Excellence Awards 2019:

The 5th Middle East Hospitality Excellence Awards 2019 organized by Hozpitality Group. The event is powered by Danube Hospitality Solutions, Delta Food Industries FZC, Royale. Our venue partner is DUKES THE PALM, a Royal Hideaway Hotel Dubai. Category sponsors: TCL (Technical Chemical Laboratories) and AMTC Foodservice Equipment. Our partners: ZEE TV, 106.2 Big FM, Fushia Events, Absolute Frame, WassupDubai, Restofair, RAK Porcelain, International Centre for Culinary Arts Dubai (ICCA), The Visiting Tailor by Taha (TVT).

About Hozpitality Group:-

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

From hospitality jobs in Dubai and the UAEretail 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, 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 jobscatering jobs, travel jobs, sous chef jobs, and more with, a world of opportunities…

The dedicated hospitality networking group Hozpitalityplus.compublishes 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:- and 

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

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