Deadline Extended: The Leaders in Hospitality Awards Saudi Arabia

by Mahak Mannan | Published 3 months ago

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The inaugural awards will be taking place on 3 October at Intercontinental Riyadh and will celebrate excellence and innovation in the hospitality industry throughout Saudi Arabia.

Nominations for The Leaders in Hospitality Awards is now open until Sunday, 9 September 2018 and all the information is listed here.

How do I nominate?

Download the nomination form using the below links (if you have any technical issues please email for the forms).

Send your completed nomination form(s) to


Nomination form



What is the Leaders in Hospitality Awards Saudi Arabia?

The hospitality market in Saudi Arabia is one of the fastest growing industry with the perfect mix of long-standing players and new entrants and for the first time The Leaders in Hospitality Awards, Saudi Arabia will bring together professionals from the food, beverage and hotel industry under one roof in Riyadh.

The awards are split between the Hospitality Category which will recognise the best Saudi Arabia has to offer, covering all aspects of the market from mid-range and casual to luxury destinations while the People Category will highlight the dedicated workforce who strive to ensure the growth and success of this hospitality industry. The winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony in October 2018 which is expected to be attended by the best in the business.

Where and when is it happening?

The Leaders in Hospitality Awards Saudi Arabia will take place in Riyadh in October 2018.

What are the award categories?

A full list of award categories for the Leaders In Hospitality Awards Saudi Arabia is available here: Categories

Who can put forward nominations for the Leaders in Hospitality Awards Saudi Arabia?
If you work in the hotel or F&B industry in Saudi Arabia, you can nominate your colleague(s) or business for an award. If you work for a PR or communications agency which represents a client, you can nominate your client, however, please do this in collaboration with them to avoid duplication of entries.

Can I submit more than one nomination?
You can submit more than one nomination, however, separate forms must be completed for each nomination.

Can I nominate myself?
You cannot submit a nomination for yourself. If you would like to be considered for an award, please approach a member of staff in your public relations or human resources department who can assist you by submitting a nomination on your behalf.

What countries can put forward nominations?
Nominations can be submitted for any business or individual operating in Saudi Arabia.

How do I write a good nomination?
Please read the categories list carefully and fill out the nomination form to the best of your ability, including as much detail as possible and any proof points you can offer, such as evidence of the candidate/ business meeting and exceeding KPIs or growth targets and examples of outstanding performance/ achievements. Any nomination found to contain false information will be disqualified.

How do I submit my completed nomination form?

Please return your submission(s) to by 23.59 on 31 July 2018. Entries will not be accepted after this date.

Who is judging the event?

Every category will be judged by our panel of experts to ensure the competition is transparent and fair. The judging panel will be announced shortly.

How does judging work?

When nominations close, the team at Hotel & Catering News Middle East will send all the entries to the judges, along with a scorecard. The judges will score each entry independently and return them to the team. Final scores will then be calculated. The shortlisted candidates will be contacted and required to attend the awards ceremony in Riyadh. The winners will be announced live that evening.

How can I attend?

To enquire about tables and seats at the event, please contact Samer Alloush at or James Stead at

How do I sponsor?

Sponsorship opportunities are still available, however, it is recommended that anybody who does wish to sponsor, confirms their participation at the soonest in order to take advantage of the full pre-event coverage. Sponsors benefit from a brand presence at the event, pre-event editorial and VIP attendance on the night. For a full list of packages email


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