Leaders in Hospitality Awards 2018 winners announced

by Patrick Ryan | Published 6 months ago

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The winners of the fourth edition of the Leaders in Hospitality Awards 2018 were announced at the St. Regis Dubai on Sunday, 29 April.

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The event, organised by BNC Publishing for the fourth consecutive year, saw a record-number of winners, 25 in total, being named on stage in front of more than 300 guests from all sections of the hospitality industry.

Winners on the night included Dubai-based entrepreneur Ghassan Aboud, who was named as Leading International Hospitality Investor for his pioneering investments into Crystalbrook Collection, Australia. Also among the honours were Dubai-based Solutions Leisure, Fairmont Dubai, Fairmont Ajman, Fairmont Fujairah.

It was a sign of the awards’ international appeal that people flew in from all over the world to be there. International winners on the night included Oman’s Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort and Tariq Yousef, general manager of Intercontinential Riyadh.

Wissam Younane, CEO BNC Publishing, said: “Once again I am humbled to be associated with this fantastic industry. It is a real honour to see so many talented people assembled in one place to share their achievements with us.

“At BNC Publishing we endeavor to shine a light on the prowess of those within this amazing sector and that is what the awards were all about – taking the opportunity to give something back to those who give so much to us.”

The winners in full


LEADING NEW HOTEL

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DoubleTree Business Bay

WINNER: DOUBLETREE BY HILTON DUBAI BUSINESS BAY


LEADING SERVICED APARTMENTS 

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Address Boulevard Serviced

WINNER: THE ADDRESS BOULEVARD


BEACH CLUB OF THE YEAR

Fairmont Fujairah Lava

WINNER: LAVA BEACH CLUB FAIRMONT FUJAIRAH BEACH RESORT


CSR INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

CSR Jumeira Rotana

WINNER: JUMEIRA ROTANA HOTEL


BEST ONLINE BOOKING PLATFORM

Wego Middle East

WINNER: WEGO MIDDLE EAST


BEST HOTEL LOBBY

Palazzo Versace

WINNER: PALAZZO VERSACE DUBAI


HOTEL RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

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Tresind (Better)

WINNER: TRESIND, NASSIMA ROYAL HOTEL


HOTEL SPA OF THE YEAR

Talise Ottoman

WINNER: TALISE OTTOMAN, JUMEIRAH ZABEEL SARAY


SUSTAINABLE HOTEL OF THE YEAR

Fairmont Dubai (Better)

WINNER: FAIRMONT DUBAI


BOUTIQUE HOTEL OF THE YEAR

XVA Hotel

WINNER: XVA ART HOTEL


BEST MID-MARKET HOTEL OF THE YEAR

Rove Hotel Downtown

WINNER: ROVE HOTEL DOWNTOWN


LUXURY HOTEL OF THE YEAR

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Address Boulevard Luxury

WINNER: THE ADDRESS BOULEVARD


RESORT OF THE YEAR

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar

WINNER: ANANTARA AL JABAL AL AKHDAR RESORT


LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Chef Uwe (Team)

WINNER: CHEF UWE MICHEEL

(ACCEPTED ON HIS BEHALF BY HIS COLLEAGUES AT RADISSON BLU DUBAI DEIRA CREEK)


HOTEL TEAM OF THE YEAR

Time Oak

WINNER: TIME OAK HOTEL & SUITES


RISING STAR

Karolina Graham

WINNER: KAROLINA GRAHAM – SOLUTIONS LEISURE


F&B MANAGER OF THE YEAR

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Nick Patmore

WINNER: NICK PATMORE – JW MARRIOT MARQUIS DUBAI


ENTREPENEUR OF THE YEAR

Evans : Freek

WINNERS: PAUL EVANS & FREEK TEUSINK – SOLUTIONS LEISURE


PROCUREMENT MANAGER OF THE YEAR

Hatem Mohamed

WINNER: HATEM MOHAMED – INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS GROUP


EXECUTIVE HOUSEKEEPER OF THE YEAR

Deepu Kundra Fairmont Ajman

WINNER: DEEPU KUNDRA FAIRMONT AJMAN


HOTEL CHEF OF THE YEAR

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Cedric Darthial

WINNER: CEDRIC DARTHIAL – ATLANTIS THE PALM


HOSPITALITY HEAVYWEIGHT

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Paul Evans

WINNER: PAUL EVANS – SOLUTIONS LEISURE


GENERAL MANAGER OF THE YEAR

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Tariq Yousef Intercontinental

WINNER: TARIQ YOUSEF INTERCONTINENTIAL RIYADH


LEADING HOSPITALITY INVESTOR

Ghassan Aboud

WINNER: GHASSAN ABOUD









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