HOSPITALITY AWARDS BY POPULAR CHOICE
FINALISTS ANNOUNCED (VOTING ROUND 2)

FINALISTS (PERSONAL CATEGORIES)
Hospitality Excellence:- Hotelier of the year
Omer Z. Kaddouri, President and CEO, Rotana Hotel Management Corporation
Pascal Gauvin, CEO, India, Middle East and Africa, InterContinental Hotels Group
Olivier Granet, MD and COO, AccorHotels Middle East

Jean Faivre, Senior Vice President of Hospitality at DAMAC Properties

Chris Newman, Chief Operating Officer, Emaar Hospitality Group
Hamza Mustafa, CEO, PCFC Hotels
Michael Wale, CEO, Kerzner International
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Emirati/Arab Hotelier of the year
Hamza Mustafa, CEO, PCFC Hotels
Mohamed Almulla, CEO, Dubai Parks & Resorts
Cherif Hosny, Chief Hospitality Officer, Meraas
Jalil Mekouar, CEO, Majid Al Futtaim Hospitality
Omar A Khalaf, Chief Financial Officer, Habtoor Hospitality
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Entrepreneur of the year
 Elena Weber, CEO & Founder, Icons Worldwide, Dubai
Bhupender Nath, Founder and MD, Passion F&B Management Dubai
 Suneel Bhambhani, MD, Fusion Food & Entertainment Dubai
Kulwant Singh, CEO, Lama Tours Dubai
Akhilesh Bahl, CEO, Malt & Salt Hospitality
Praveen Bhatnagar, CEO, JSB Group Dubai
Jeffrey Torres, MD,   Bar Maestros, The Maestros, Talk Hang Restaurant, UAE
 
Hospitality Excellence:- General Manager of the year
Mark Kirby , GM, Armani Hotel Dubai
Bill Keffer, GM, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
Amit Arora, Cluster GM, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Ras Al Khaimah
 Cenk Ünverdi, GM, Rixos the Palm, Dubai
Olwin Desouza, General Manager, Ghaya Grand Hotel Dubai
 Reda Moukhtar, GM, Atana Hotel, Dubai
Reuben Mifsud, Cluster GM, Meydan Hotels & Hospitality
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Hidden Gem of the year
Jomel Magandam, Commis Chef, Towers Rotana Hotel Dubai
Lourenco Dias, Chief Steward, JW Marriott Hotel Dubai
Nizar Thayyil, Reservations Agent, First Central Hotel Suites Dubai
 Helen Mae Nugas, Housekeeping Ordertaker, Ramada Beach Hotel Ajman
 Oluwafemi Adebayo Talabi, Tailor, TIME Oak Hotel & Suites Dubai
 Michael Naguib, Asst. Restaurant Manager, Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf Dubai
Aslam Shaikh, Stewarding, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Dubai
 
Hospitality Excellence:- CSR Champion of the year
Uwe Micheel, Director of Kitchens, Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek
Venkatesh Parthasarathy, Executive Housekeeper, First Central Hotel Suites Dubai
Emad Elmaghraby, Asst. Ex. Manager, Golden Tulip Sharma Resort. KSA
Layali Nashashibi, Director of PR, Movenpick Hotels & Resorts, Jordan
Ulrich Hoffmeister, GM, Jumeira Rotana Dubai
Sebastiao Ferrao, Chief Engineer, Dusit Thani Dubai
Maricel Diaz, Reservations Executive, Canvas Hotel Dubai , Mgallery by Sofitel
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Food and Beverage Service
 Fatima Zahra, F&B Incharge, First Central Hotel Suites Dubai
Geraldine Torres, F&B Service, McGettigan's Souk Madinat Jumeirah
 Sandesh Khawas, Barista, Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman
Thin El Ei San, Hostess, Dusit Thani Dubai
Sunil Nair, F&B Manager, Dubai International Hotel
 Ronin Ronald Endozo, Operations Manager, Fraser Suites Dubai
 Hemal Pushpa, Waiter, The Meydan Hotel Dubai
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Guest Services
 Mohanad Amer, Director of Front Office Ops, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
 Emilia Ngwa Manka'a, Lobby Hostess, Atana Hotel Dubai
Sabreen Alhwiti, Spa Supervisor, Golden Tulip Sharma Resort, KSA
John Paul, Guest Relations Host, Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf Dubai
Jose Ramir Perez, Brand Ambassador, Al Khayyat Investment Group, UAE
Ritika Singh, Asst Guest Services Manager, Canvas Hotel Dubai , Mgallery by Sofitel
Norena Lising, Front Office Supervisor, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Dubai
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Housekeeping
Gerard Claude Anderson, Director of Housekeeping , Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road
 Lea Ruhimbaccus, Executive Housekeeper, Fairmont Dubai
 Kamal Kathri, Housekeeping Attendant, First Central Hotel Suites Dubai
 Sylvia Darvi, Director of Housekeeping, Atana Hotel, Dubai
Nadeem Saleem, Asst. Manager- Housekeeping, Ramada Beach Hotel Ajman
 Safiul Alam, Housekeeping Supervisor, Coral Dubai Al Barsha
Chandana Senarathappuhamilage, Attendant, Canvas Hotel Dubai , Mgallery by Sofitel
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Human Resources/Training
Aseem Kapoor, Corporate Director of HR, Emaar Hospitality Group
Stephanie Lewis, Director of HR, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
Stephane Del Prete, Dir. of Talent & Culture, Swissôtel Al Ghurair & Swissôtel Living Al Ghurair
Hany Radwan, Director of HR, Ghaya Grand Hotel, Dubai
Mustafa Hassan, HR Manager, First Central Hotel Suites Dubai
 Kruthika Balasubramanian, HR & Training Executive, Dusit Thani Dubai
Tanushree Kaul, HR Executive, Canvas Hotel Dubai , Mgallery by Sofitel
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Front Office
 Mohanad Amer, Director of Front Office Ops, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
 Richie Lina, AYS Supervisor, Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf Dubai
 Raja Mansoor Ahmed, Front Office Manager, Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman
 Shadi Al Hakim, Director of Rooms, The H Hotel Dubai
Erwin G. Narito, Duty Manager, Holiday Inn Dubai Al Barsha
Muhammad Arshad, Bellman, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Dubai
Nikeet Desai – Front Office Manager, QE2 Hotel Dubai
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Engineering
Mohamed Abdelwaha, Dir. Of Engineering, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
 Safdar Ali , Engineering Incharge, Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche
Butch Lim, Chief Engineer, Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
 Gopakumar Menon, Dir. Engineering, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek
Bal Bahadur, Technician, Dusit Thani Dubai
Bapurao Bhosle, Director of Engineering, Emaar Hospitality Group Dubai
Abith Abdulmajeed, Foreman, Dubai International Hotel
 
Hospitality Excellence:- IT
 Rizwan Mohammed, Director of IT, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
Prajeeth Johnson, Director of IT, Swissôtel Al Ghurair & Swissôtel Living Al Ghurair
Shiras Nahas, IT Assistant, First Central Hotel Suites Dubai
Keith L’Esteve, IT Director, Fairmont Dubai
Manivel Solaiyan, Assistant IT Manager, Dusit Thani Dubai
 Sanil Kumar, Director of IT, Dubai International Hotel
Khuram Shazad Malik, IT Executive, Canvas Hotel Dubai , Mgallery by Sofitel
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Admin and Secretary
 Esther Lwoyelo, Kitchen Coordinator, Dusit Thani Dubai
Milan Shrestha, Coordinator, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa
 Aileen Biscocho, Executive Secretary, TIME Oak Hotel & Suites Dubai
 Sonia Almarinez, Executive Secretary, First Central Hotel Suites Dubai
 Nedelin Pajo, PA to GM, Media Rotana Dubai
Carmina Campomanes, PA to GM, Grand Excelsior Hotel Bur Dubai
Alfonso Lastimosa Alilin, Engineering Coordinator, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Dubai
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Spa and Fitness
Dewa Ayu Ariantini , Spa Therapist, Al Raha Beach Hotel Abu Dhabi
Muhammad Haseeb, Leisure Attendant, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa
Fransiska Saerani, Spa Therapist, Senso, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City
 Tosheva Vyara, Spa Manager, The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel
 Marife Siriban, Spa Manager, Dubai International Hotel
Lisa Dlima, Spa Receptionist, Canvas Hotel Dubai , Mgallery by Sofitel
Dilip Chaudhary, Recreation Supervisor, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Dubai
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Sales and Marketing/ PR
Anita Gomes, Sr. Manager, Digital & Communications, Emaar Hospitality Group, Dubai
 Salwa Azar, Marketing Director, Atlantis, The Palm Dubai
Sophia Tamang, Head of Business Strategy, AFC Holidays
Yehia Shehata , Director of Sales, The Bonnington Hotel and Residence JLT
 Hussain Gardezi, Sales Manager, Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman
 Terje Abrams, PR Manager, Fairmont Dubai
Argie Maglalang, Marketing Assistant, Dubai International Hotel
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Accounts and Finance
Thamim Karim Pathala, Finance Ex., Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa
Crishantha Meepitiya, Chief Accountant, Four Points by Sheraton Complex Dubai
Mohamed Reda, Finance Manager, Palma Beach Resort, Umm Al Quwain
Muhammad Ejaz Qureshi, Income Auditor, Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman
Jyothi Pillai, Sr. Management Accountant, Dubai International Hotel
Hakim Jan, General Accountant, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Dubai
V. Narayan, Dir. Of Finance, QE2 Hotel Dubai
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Purchase
Tamer Abdelwahab, Director of Purchasing, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
Shynu Narayanan, Purchase Ex., Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa
Mohamed Fouad, Purchase Manager, Jood Palace Dubai
 Zehra Masood, Purchasing Manager, Fairmont Dubai
Thomas Abraham, Purchase Manager, Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf Dubai
Galagedarage Piyasena, Purchase Manager, Dubai International Hotel
Nikhil KR, Purchase Officer, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Dubai
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Executive Chef of the Year
Cedric Darthial , Executive Chef, Atlantis, The Palm Dubai
Nurettin Celik , Executive Chef, Rixos the Palm, Dubai
Akhilesh Singh, Executive Chef, Swissôtel Al Ghurair & Swissôtel Living Al Ghurair
 Roberto Segura , Executive Chef, Waka Restaurant and Bar, Dubai
Lal Tamang, Executive Chef, Roda Hotels Dubai
Navin Chauhan, Executive Chef, Asha's Restaurants International Limited
 Rudolf Segers, Executive Chef, Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Chef De Cuisine of the Year
Abdul Azeez Thokur, CDC, Towers Rotana Hotel Dubai
Salvo Sardo, CDC, Atlantis, The Palm Dubai
Muchie Masunungure, Head Chef, The Farm Restaurant , Dubai
Mohammad Iqbal, CDC, JW Marriott Hotel Dubai
Royston Vas, CDC, The Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah
Syed Ali, CDC, Zero Gravity Dubai
Mounir Al Khatib, CDC, Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Sous Chef of the Year
Faraj Salah, Arabic Sous Chef, Jood Palace Hotel Dubai
Ashraf Rashad Fathy, Executive Sous Chef, Golden Tulip Bahrain Hotel
Aung Zwa Moe, Sous Chef, Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah
Jayatissa Kuragodage, Sous Chef, Dusit Thani Dubai
Arun Thiyagarajan, Sous Chef, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City
Alaa Al Nachar, Executive Sous Chef, Grand Millennium Dubai
Murry Lane, Sous Chef , QE2 Hotel Dubai
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Young Chef of the Year
David Jezreel Pamplona, DCDP, Jumeirah Beach Hotel Dubai
 Suresh Pandey , DCDP, Roda Al Murooj Hotel, Dubai
Harshani Sandamali Desapriya, Commis Chef, Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche
 Nithin Kumar, Chef, First Central Hotel Suites Dubai
 Shashika Lakshan, DCDP, Hilton Dubai The Walk
Komang Wirantawan, CDP, Hyatt Regency Dubai and Galleria
 H.A Supun Lakmal, Pastry Chef, The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Rising Star Chef of the Year
 Shaikha Almemari, Head Chef, Gateau Fait Maison, Fujairah
 Saradhi Dakara, Head Chef, The Maine Oyster Bar and Grill, Dubai
Jiju Paul, Executive Sous Chef, Fairmont Ajman
Rakan Aloraifi, Sr. CDP, Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre
 Kapila Amaratunga, Ex. Pastry Chef, W Dubai - The Palm
 Anan Tumya, Thai Chef, Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay
 Franklin Obi, CDP, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah
 
FINALISTS (CORPORATE CATEGORIES)
Hospitality Excellence:- Hotel of the year (5 star)
 Park Hyatt Dubai
Armani Hotel Dubai
 Rixos The Palm Dubai
Atlantis, The Palm Dubai
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
 Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah
Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Hotel of the year (4 star)
The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel
Gloria Hotel Dubai
 Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road
Atana Hotel Dubai
Jumeira Rotana Dubai
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Dubai
Queen Elizabeth 2 Hotel Dubai
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Hotel of the year (3 star)
The Arabian Park Hotel & Park Hotel Apartments
Tulip Inn Ras Al Khaimah
 Ibis Styles Jumeira Dubai
 Ibis One Central, Dubai
Rove City Centre Dubai
 Rove Downtown Dubai
Ibis Dubai Deira City Centre
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Hotel of the year (Hotel Apartments)
Ghaya Grand Hotel, Dubai
 DAMAC Maison Royale The Distinction , Dubai
 Fraser Suites Dubai Hotel Apartments
 Radisson Blu Hotel Apartments, Dubai Marina
First Central Hotel Suites, Dubai
Swissôtel Living Al Ghurair Dubai
 Marriott Executive Apartments Dubai
 
 Hospitality Excellence:- Hotel of the year (Green Initiatives)
 Fairmont Dubai
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman
 Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Residence Duqm, Oman
Gloria Hotel Dubai
Dusit Thani Dubai
TIME Grand Plaza Hotel
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Hotel of the year (Best Weekend Getaway)
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal
 Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa Dubai
 The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi
 Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri Abu Dhabi
Rixos Bab Al Bahr, Ras Al Khaimah
Queen Elizabeth 2 Hotel Dubai
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Hotel of the year (Best Heritage Resort)
 Palma Beach Resort and Spa , Umm Al Quwain
 Telal Resort , Al Ain
 Hilton Abu Dhabi
The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert
Queen Elizabeth 2 Hotel Dubai
Ahmedia Heritage Guest House Dubai
Marjan Island Resort, Ras Al Khaimah
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Hotel of the year (Best Boutique Hotel)
Manzil Downtown, Dubai
Raviz Centerpoint Hotel, Dubai
Desert Palm Resort & Hotel
 Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay Dubai
Park Regis Boutique Hotel Dubai
Vida Downtown Dubai
Armani Hotel Dubai
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Best New Luxury Hotel of the year
 The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach
FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai
Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi
Address Downtown Dubai
Lapita Hotel Dubai
Radisson Blu Dubai Waterfront
Grand Millennium Business Bay


 
Hospitality Excellence:- Best New Deluxe Hotel of the year
Park Regis Lotus Hotel, Bahrain
Rove Dubai Marina
Al Bandar Rotana Dubai
Rose Park Hotel Dubai
Double tree by Hilton Business Bay
Rove Trade Center Dubai
Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Restaurant of the year (Indian)
Mahec by Satish Arora, Dubai
Mint Leaf of London , Dubai
The Yellow Chilli by Sanjeev Kapoor
Moombai & Co, The H Hotel Dubai
Little Miss India, Fairmont The Palm Dubai
Bombay Brasserie at Taj Dubai
Khyber, Dukes Dubai
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Restaurant of the year (Radio Listeners Choice Awards)
Level 43 Sky Lounge Dubai
Asha's Dubai
Nine7One Restaurant, Oberoi Dubai
Chutneys, Movenpick Hotel, Oud Metha Dubai
Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor Dubai
Benjarong Royal Thai Cuisine, Dusit Thani Dubai
London Dairy Café, La Mer, Dubai
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Restaurant of the year (Italian)
 Ronda Locatelli ,Atlantis, The Palm Dubai
 MATTO Italian restaurant, Dubai
Villa Toscana, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
 C House Milano Restaurant, Dubai
District by Amalfi, Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi
L'Olivo Ristorante, Rixos the Palm Dubai
Ristorante, Armani Hotel Dubai
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Restaurant of the year (Mexican)
Maria Bonita Taco Shop & Grill, Dubai
Cinco De Mayo, InterContinental Jordan
ZOCO Dubai
 Cactus Jacks - Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai
El Chico Restaurant Dubai
La Tablita Dubai
Maya Modern Mexican Kitchen & Lounge Dubai
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Restaurant of the year (Others)
Culinary Boutique, Dubai
Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera
 
 Jamaica Blue Fine Coffees, Dubai
Seascape Restaurant, Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche
PRIME, The Meydan Hotel Dubai
Shayan Restaurant, Swissôtel Al Ghurair & Swissôtel Living Al Ghurair
London Dairy Café, La Mer, Dubai
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Restaurant of the year (Arabic)
Villa Beirut, Dubai
 Bourj Al Hamam, InterContinental Jordan
Marjan, Waldorf Astoria Ras AL Khaimah
 Al Hadheerah Desert Restaurant, Dubai
Al Waha, Jood Palace Hotel, Dubai
Al Tannour, Crowne Plaza Dubai
Aseelah, Radisson Blu Hotel, Diera Dubai
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Restaurant of the year (American)
Chili's, Dubai
Sugarfactory Restaurant Dubai
 The BlackSmith, Wyndham Dubai Marina
 Tony Roma's, Dubai
 Clinton St. Baking Company, Dubai
Scots American Grill, Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf, Dubai
 Lexington Grill, Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Restaurant of the year (Healthy Food)
The Farm, Al Barari, Dubai
The Roost Rotisserie, Dubai
La Farine Café & Bakery, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
 Sophie's Café Dubai
Sesame Restaurant Dubai
Super Natural Kitchen, Dubai Mall
Skye & Walker, Marriott Executive Apartments Dubai Creek
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Restaurant of the year (Lounge/Night Club)
Iris Dubai
Headlines Bistro & Cafe, Dubai
Drai's Dubai
 Indie DIFC
 Level 43 Sky Lounge, Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road
Stratos, Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi
Yacht Club, QE2 Hotel Dubai
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Spa of the year
Spa ZEN, Nassima Royal Hotel, Dubai
Conrad Spa, Dubai
Amara Spa, Park Hyatt Dubai
ESPA at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi
 Eminence Spa, Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche
Waldorf Astoria Spa, Ras Al Khaimah
Timeless Spa, Dubai International Hotel
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Car Rental of the year
 Al Muftah Rent A Car, Doha
Thrifty Car Rental UAE
Hertz Car Rental Dubai
National Car Rental Dubai
Europcar Dubai
Diamond Lease LLC Dubai
Avis UAE
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Facilities Management company of the year
Farnek Services LLC
 Al Jazeera International Catering LLC
TIME Facilities Management, UAE
 Washmen Dubai
Deyaar Facilities Management, Dubai
Emrill Dubai
Reliance FM UAE
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Best Travel Company of the year
Nem Travel & Tours Dubai
Golden Tours Oman
Musandam Sea Adventure Travel & Tourism, Oman
AFC Holidays
Al Rostamani Travel & Holidays Dubai
Lama Tours Dubai
MPQ Tourism LLC Dubai
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Hotel Team of the year
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah
Address Dubai Marina
 Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Residence Duqm
First Central Hotel Suites, Dubai
Dusit Thani Dubai
 Dubai International Hotel
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Best Hospitality Employer of the year
Intercontinental Hotels Group
Marriott International
 Emaar Hospitality Group
Accor Middle East
Jumeirah Group
Hilton International
Hyatt Hotels
 

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COST OF TICKETS:- (GALA DINNER/AWARD NIGHT)

FOR AWARD FINALISTS:- AED 500/-

FOR OTHER GUESTS:- AED 600/-

TABLE (10PAX) ZONE 1 (Near stage) :- AED 5500/-

TABLE (10PAX) ZONE 2 :- AED 4500/-