Meet the Winners: Leaders in Hospitality Awards 2016

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by Sophia Soltani | Published 3 years ago

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The winners for the Leaders in Hospitality Awards were revealed by BNC Publishing and Hotel News ME magazine at the glamourous ceremony last night at the St. Regis Dubai.

Over recent weeks, hundreds of nominations were received across 17 categories covering the entire hospitality industry. The awards extended from front of house to senior management, F&B, rooms, marketing, spa and IT, as well as people-centric categories covering Young National of The Year, Gastronomic Superstar and Lifetime Achievement.

All categories open for nomination were judged by Hotel News ME’s panel of industry leaders.

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Meet the winners:

Hospitality Visionary

CEO of wasl Asset Management Group, His Excellency Hesham Abdulla Al Qassim

Leading New Hotel

Steigenberger Hotel Dubai Business Bay

 Best New Mid-Market Hotel

Hilton Garden Inn Al Mina

Leading Hotel F&B outlet

El Faro – Marsa Malaz Kempinski The Pearl Doha

Best Spa

Talise Ottoman Spa – Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

Best Fitness & Health Facilities

Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara

Best For Technology

Jannah Burj Al Sarab

Best Interior

Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay

Best Room Refurb

Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates

Best CSR Initiative

TIME Hotels

Marketing Campaign of The Year

Atlantis The Palm, “You’re Different in Water”

Best New GM

Kai Schukowski – Kempinski Ajman

Young Nationals Award

Abeer Fakeerh – Makkah Hilton Hotel and Towers

Tomorrow’s Leader

Felix Hartmann – Media One Hotel

Gastronomic Superstar

Clive Pereira – West 14th Steakhouse, DUKES Dubai

Housekeeper of The Year

Sreedhar Suresh – Shangri-La Barr All Jissah Resort & Spa

GM Leader award

David Allan – Radisson Blu Dubai Hotel Media City

Outstanding Contribution to the industry

Gerald Lawless, Dubai Holding

Lifetime achievement Award

Rudi Jagersbacher – Hilton Worldwide


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