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The Middle East Hospitality Excellence Awards 2024 will be presented to recognize top industry organizations which have shown skill, creativity, ingenuity and success in the Middle East &  Africa’s growing hospitality industry.

Since we are a Popular Choice Award and the winners are chosen by the number of votes. As always, the nomination for the Awards are FREE. After shortlisting, the nominees for the first round of voting will be announced and 2 Rounds of voting will be completed online.

The final Gold and Silver Award winners will also be announced at the live Award ceremony at Arabian Ranches Golf Club in Dubai on 17th Dec 2024.

The voting will be in two phases. Hospitality companies and individuals will be asked to register one of their best candidates/companies for each category. This will be done free of charge and each nominee should have details of why they are being nominated. The final list of nomination will be decided by the Judges.

We have over 1.3 million hospitality professionals in our websites from over 186 countries. They will all be asked to vote online for these award nominations. We would also be sending the voting link to all the hotels who could hand them over to their guests/staff for nominations...

The list of candidates will be floated online among all our hospitality members and social media for online voting and the first shortlist will be chosen. The judges will be prominent hospitality professionals, who will be asked to pay particular attention to the standards of the products and people they are evaluating and cast their votes. The final result will be based on results of the online voting and Judges votes.  The winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony at Arabian Ranches Golf Club on 17th Dec 2024. “

Being declared a finalist puts you up among the best in the industry

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

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The Hozpitality Excellence Awards are for:

  • Hotels/Resorts/Apartments
  • Airlines (Domestic & international)
  • Restaurants (freestanding or in hotels)
  • Spas and Fitness (freestanding or in hotels)
  • Travel Companies
  • Facilities Management Companies
  • Department Nominees (One nominee from each department/company)

Judging Criteria

For a List of judges, Please visit

The judging will be a combination of YOUR end-users and trade professionals, our network members and the Judging Panel.
As an Official entrant, after the enrollment dead line, you will receive your specific company's voting website link, to distribute to your selected end-users, colleagues and trade professionals, for voting accordingly.

The final consolidation will be carried out which will include online votes and Panel’s votes.

Why Attend:
The awards ceremony is a wonderful opportunity for the industry to gather in one place to celebrate the success of peers. By attending the ceremony you can:

  • network with industry champions
  • meet new clients and/or business partners in a relaxed and informal atmosphere
  • boost employee morale by celebrating and rewarding your team
  • build relationships with existing clients
  • entertain clients and thank them for the business and support they have provided you all year long
  • boost your visibility in the industry by being seen at the biggest event in the industry calendar
  • congratulate the winning companies and discover why they won

Important Dates:-

10th June till 15th July:- Free Online Nominations

15th Jul to 31st Aug:- 1st Round Voting

1st Sept:- (Top 10 Finalists per category announced)

1st Sept to 20th Oct (2nd Round of voting for top 10 Finalists)

20th Oct :- Voting Close

17th Dec:- Gold and Silver Winners will be announced on the Awards night at Arabian Ranches Golf Club

For any more information regarding the awards please write to

Categories (CORPORATE)

Hotel of the year (5 star)
Hotel of the year (4 star)
Hotel of the year (3 star/Budget hotel)
Hotel of the year (Hotel Apartments)
Best Weekend Getaway
Best Boutique Hotel
Hotel of the year (Sustainable Initiatives)
Best New Luxury Hotel of the year
Best New Deluxe Hotel of the year
Restaurant of the year (Fine Dining)
Restaurant of the year (Casual Dining)
Restaurant of the year (Quick Service- QSR)
Restaurant of the year (Others)
Banquet Venue of the Year
Lounge/Night Club of the year
Spa of the year
Car Rental of the Year
Travel Company of the Year
Facilities Management company of the year
Hotel Team of the year
Restaurant Team of the Year
Best Hospitality Employer of the year
Best Hotel Management Company of the year 

Categories (PERSONAL)

Hospitality Leader of the year (Top Management only)(CEO/VP/MD)
General Manager of the year
Entrepreneur of the Year
Emirati/Arab Hotelier of the year
Hidden Gem of the year
CSR Champion of the year
Food and Beverage Service Champion of the Year
Guest Services Champion of the Year
Housekeeping Champion of the Year
Human Resources/Training Champion of the Year
Front Office Champion of the Year
Engineering Champion of the Year
IT Champion of the Year
Admin and Secretary Champion of the Year
Spa and Fitness Champion of the Year
Lifeguard Champion of the Year
Sales and Revenue Champion of the Year
Marketing/PR Champion of the Year
Accounts and Finance Champion of the Year
Procurement/Supply Chain Champion of the Year
Culinary/Kitchen Champion of the Year
Health/Safety Champion of the Year
Travel/Food Blogger of the Year
Young Chef of the Year (Under 28 years)
Events/Banquets Champion of the Year
Hospitality Rising Star of the Year