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4001 15 May 2024

Judges Choice Award 2024: General Manager of the Year

Andre Grove was honored with the esteemed Judges Choice General Manager of the Year award

As the General Manager of Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Andre's dedication and leadership have earned him recognition as a standout figure in the hospitality industry during the 2nd Middle East F&B Excellence Awards.

The prestigious accolade was presented to Andre at the grand ceremony hosted by Hozpitality Group on April 15, 2024, in Dubai, where he received the award from Andy Cuthbert, General Manager of Jumeirah Creekside Hotel and President of Emirates Culinary Guild.

With a rich background in hospitality spanning over 15 years, Andre's journey reflects his passion, commitment, and innovative ideas. Andre's diverse experience has equipped him with the versatility to excel in any role, from sports bars to family restaurants and steak houses to fine dining establishments. In recent years, he has expanded his expertise to include banquet operations, orchestrating seamless events ranging from intimate gatherings to large-scale affairs hosting thousands of guests.

Andre is a true team player who leads by example and empowers his team members to thrive. He fosters a culture of openness, encouraging open communication and collaboration to bring out the best in his team. Known for his kindness and hard work, Andre connects with his staff on a personal level, empathizing with their challenges and supporting their growth.

Despite his demanding schedule, Andre prioritizes time for personal connections, often bonding with his team and guests over rounds of golf. His genuine care and dedication to fostering a familial atmosphere have endeared him to staff and guests alike, with visitors to the Golf Club eagerly anticipating the opportunity to interact with him.

An inspiring leader, Andre's contributions have significantly elevated the Arabian Ranches Golf Club's brand presence and driven growth. His commitment to excellence and ability to juggle multiple responsibilities with grace and proficiency make him a valued asset to the organization.