After receiving over 106 GM nominations and over 42,000 votes, list of Most Popular and Commended GM’s announced for UAE.

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In the heart of the Middle East, where hospitality and tourism intertwine, the Hozpitality Group annually recognizes the leaders steering the industry with the Best 30 General Manager Power List. This curated selection showcases excellence within the sector, determined through a meticulous voting process involving industry peers and associates.

Ensuring seamless operations to create unforgettable guest experiences requires round-the-clock dedication from hospitality establishments. At the helm of each company stands the General Manager, akin to the captain of a ship, steering the team towards excellence. Their tireless efforts in achieving targets and motivating their teams warrant recognition and appreciation. The Hozpitality Group leads the charge in acknowledging these exceptional individuals through its Best 30 General List in the Middle East, which also highlights 10 recommended General Managers from the region.

They are not merely administrators but visionaries responsible for shaping the guest experience, fostering innovation, and navigating the challenges of a dynamic industry. General Managers cultivate a culture of excellence, ensuring that each guest leaves with unforgettable memories. Their strategic decisions ripple through the organization, impacting everything from staff morale to overall guest satisfaction.

As the Middle East's tourism industry continues its upward trajectory, recognizing exceptional General Managers becomes imperative. The Hozpitality Group's initiative celebrates individual excellence while also underscoring the collaborative spirit propelling the success of the region's dynamic hospitality and tourism sector.

Please see the full list with profiles of winners online at 

Hozpitality Group - Hozpitality Best 30 General Manager Power List in the Dynamic Middle East Tourism Scene

Here is the list of 30 Best Most Popular GM Winners (in alphabetical order):

Adrian Stoppe General Manager Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

Amro Nagah General Manager Swissotel Al Murooj

Andre A. Saade General Manager Crowne Plaza Riyadh Minhal

Andre Grove General Manager Arabian Ranches Golf Club

Andy Cuthbert General Manager Jumeirah Creekside Hotel

Ankush Kaul General Manager The Canvas Hotel, Dubai

Bassam Zakaria Cluster General Manager dusitD2 kenz Hotel & Dusit Princess Residences - Dubai Marina

Carsten Wiegandt General Manager Kempinski Hotel Muscat

Chris Fourment General Manager Mercure Gold Hotel, Jumeirah

David Wilson General Manager Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah

Emad Nabulsi Cluster General Manager Souq Al Wakra Hotel Qatar by Tivoli, Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels by Tivoli, Al Najada Doha Hotel by Tivoli and Al Najada Doha Hotel Apartments by Oaks

Jeroen Elmendorp, General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai

Julia Schamne Cluster General Manager Ibis Styles, Adagio, Mercure Dubai Deira Cluster

Klaus Reinwand - General Manager - The Cove Rotana, RAK

Manish Jha General Manager NH Collection Dubai The Palm

Marianne Fitzgerald General Manager Address Sky View Dubai

Murat Zorlu General Manager Rixos The Palm Hotel & Suites

Nemo Acimovic General Manager Bab Al Qasr

Nicolas Chammaa General Manager Fujairah Rotana Resort & Spa

Orsolya Meszaros General Manager Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort

Rabih Beaino General Manager InterContinental Riyadh

Rami Albawab, Cluster General Manager, Radisson Blu Resort Fujairah & Nassima Tower Hotel Apartments

Saeid Heidari General Manager Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City

Samer Homsi General Manager Metropolitan Hotel Dubai

Samir Arora Cluster General Manager The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel, Ibis Styles Dubai Jumeirah and Ramada by Wyndham Downtown Dubai

Saurabh Tiwari, General Manager, Taj Dubai

Savino Leone General Manager Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Hotel

Stefan Fuchs General Manager InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Mina Al Arab Resort & Spa

Sumit Jassal General Manager Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa, Seef - Bahrain

Thierry Perrot Cluster General Manager Wyndham And Radisson Dubai Deira

Commended Winners (in alphabetical order):

Asser Samy General Manager TIME Asma Hotel

Binu Varghese General Manager Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Dubai JBR

Haitham Galal General Manager The Tower Plaza Hotel Dubai


Mohammed Nazir Malik General Manager Palma Beach Resort and Spa

Nitin Saxena Group General Manager Central Hotels UAE

Rajan Malik Director Of Operations Asha's Restaurant International

Reda Moukhtar General Manager Atana Hotel

Samer Rafie General Manager Hues Boutique Hotel Dubai

Shahzad Butt General Manager Four Points by Sheraton Production City, Dubai