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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 work force who strive to ensurethe growth and success of this hospitality industry. The winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony in November 2021 which is expected to be attended by the best in the business.

Award Categories

HOSPITALITY CATEGORIES

The top serviced apartments in the region, the winner of this category will have demonstrated a new approach to customer service, introduced new amenities and more.

Attention to detail and outstanding customer service are the pillars of this category, and must be high up on the winner’s agenda. The property must consistently provide guests with an experience that caters to the needs of luxury travellers.

The best property at offering high standards at an accessible rate, this award will go to a hotel that caters to all ages, with a focus on the millennial market, which is seeking high-end options without sacrificing on quality of service.

The Middle East’s leading resort, this trophy will go to an outlet which has a proven track record of offering a relaxing, fun experience for guests. The winner will have shown creativity and the ability to think laterally when it comes to providing an all-inclusive package.

Designed to evoke what any hotel offers, this is a category where first impressions matter. Showcasing the true essence of a property, the Lobby of The Year award will be handed out to a setting that is truly deserving of the accolade.

A haven of relaxation, the winner will provide an extensive menu of treatments, coupled with an exceptional guest experience. The leading hotel spa will demonstrate a dedication to the health and wellbeing of both men and women

A healthy lifestyle is at the forefront of current food trends across the globe, and in the region. Setting an example with its goodness-oriented offerings, this restaurant will boast a menu that caters to a range of diners’ choices and preferences when it comes to nutritional value. Not only does it serve options for everyone from vegans and vegetarians, to flexitarians and many others, but the Leading Healthy restaurant must have championed initiatives to educate and inform the masses on the benefits of a balanced lifestyle.

There is no shortage of homegrown F&B in the region, and the UAE in specific. Unique interiors, exceptional service and dishes, and a cuisine connoisseur spearheading the kitchen are among some of the criteria for the winner in this category. This restaurant will have brought something new to the scene and demonstrated its ability to cater to local tastes while maintaining a global outlook for the top F&B formula.

Ah, who does not want to experience the bliss of casual dining done right? One of the hardest tricks to master, the winning restaurant in this category needs to have perfected the art of casual dining, offering a relaxed, informal space to its customers – while maintaining quality when it comes to food and beverage operations, as well as setting.

One of the most important categories, primarily because of the region’s love towards opulence and luxury, the Leading Fine Dining Restaurant has it all. An exclusive, luxurious venue, it will be detail-oriented to the highest of standards, offering faultless service and tantalising dishes that reflect the true essence of high-end dining. Customers can expect an out-of-this-world approach at this restaurant, with experienced, knowledgeable staff catering to diners’ needs in complete harmony with the restaurant’s ethos.

The Disruptor of the Year is simply in it to win it! Changing an aspect of the industry as we know it, they must have put their own twist on the business. From ground-breaking concepts and foodie gatherings, to game-changing delivery services and multi-functional digital platforms, the Disruptor of the Year’s business model must be original, solid and creative, commanding its own place in the market and triggering change.

Whether it’s a contribution to societal goals of a philanthropic, activist, or charitable nature, this award category covers the different ways through which a property can “give back” – whether in or out of season – all year long.

A region known for luxury, elegance and cutting-edge interior design when it comes to hotels, this award is the talk of the town. The winner will be a property that has shown a clear focus on delivering an interior like no other.

A region known for luxury, elegance and cutting-edge interior design when it comes to hotels, this award is the talk of the town. The winner will be a property that has shown a clear focus on delivering an interior like no other.

This company will boast a development model with strong digital tools. It will have increased its ranking, acquisitions and more, and accelerated its scope of activity even in face of challenges.

PEOPLE CATEGORIES

The winning team in this category will have displayed operational excellence with outstanding efficiency, productivity and quality. They will have demonstrated a seamless communication process that facilitates outstanding customer service across the property.

Demonstrating outstanding leadership and inspiration, this year’s winner will possess a strong passion, while being prepared to go the distance to deliver excellence across operations and represent their brand.

Open to executive chefs, the winner of this category will demonstrate outstanding creativity, passion and culinary flair, along with exceptional skills in overseeing an entire kitchen operation in an efficient, cost-effective manner.

This is someone who is making waves in the Middle East’s hotel scene. This person demonstrates tenacity, creativity and the potential to make a significant impact on the region’s hospitality landscape.

The Leading Hospitality Heavyweight will be someone who is known in the industry for their expertise in the sector. The winner will be a leading light in the industry who has the reputation of being an expert, and the charisma and personality to be the heavyweight.

The maestro of it all, bringing all elements of the dining experience together, the Leading Hotel F&B Director award highlights the achievements of an individual who has demonstrated an exceptional ability to exceed KPIs, streamlining operational processes, developing and enhancing restaurant concepts and maintaining excellence in team leadership and management.

This award will go to a hospitality veteran who has dedicated their life to the pursuit of excellence across the hotel industry. Their achievements will have made the industry a better place for, not only those who have worked with them, but the entire sector.

The winner of this award will have shown commitment to identifying opportunities in the industry and putting their money where it matters. The Leading Hospitality Entrepreneur will be someone whose absence from the hospitality sector would have made it a very different place.

Demonstrating outstanding leadership and inspiration, this year’s winner will possess a strong passion, while being prepared to go the distance to deliver excellence across operations and represent their brand.

Nomination

Nominations are open for BNC Publishing and Hotel & Catering News Middle East’s Leaders in Hospitality Awards 2021.

Categories include both People and Restaurants, with some exciting new additions that reflect the dynamic nature of the industry. Restaurant Categories recognise the best venues in the region, offering exceptional service and world-class dining experiences, as well as the biggest market disruptors, while People Awards celebrate visionaries, leaders and pioneers.

Submit Nomination

Nomination deadline: September 16th, 2021

PARTNERSHIP BENEFITS

PLATINUM Ally

  • Onsite product branding
  • Placement of logo on all the event’s marketing collaterals preceding the event
  • Placement of logo in event email shots to the Hotel News ME mailing list
  • Mentions in press releases and subsequent published materials, including pre- and post-event
  • Coverage to be featured online and dispersed via relevant social media, and pre- and post-event coverage in print
  • Social media Platinum Ally placement
  • Placement of logo on event print and digital invitations as platinum sponsor
  • Placement of logo on event site branding as platinum sponsor
  • Ally seating affords two full tables for the Platinum Ally that will accommodate 8 guests
  • Video footage and imagery of the event released for promotional usage
  • 6 full print pages to be used at your discretion within a period of six months in any edition of Hotel News ME

GOLD ALLY

  • Placement of logo on all the event’s marketing collaterals preceding the event by 1 months
  • Placement of logo in event email shots to the Hotel News ME mailing list
  • Mentions in press releases and subsequent published materials, including pre- and post-event coverage to be featured online and dispersed via relevant social media, and pre- and post-event coverage in print
  • Social media placement mentions on Hotel News ME platforms
  • Placement of logo on event print and digital invitations as Gold Sponsors
  • Placement of logo on event site branding as Gold Sponsor
  • Ally seating affords one full table for the Gold Ally that will accommodate 4 guests
  • Video footage and imagery of the event released for promotional usage
  • 4 Full print pages in Hotel News to be used at your discretion within a period of 4 months in any edition of Hotel News ME

SILVER ALLY

  • Placement of logo on all the event’s marketing collaterals preceding the event by 1 month
  • Mentions in press releases and subsequent published materials, including pre and post-event coverage to be featured online and dispersed via relevant social media, and pre- and post-event coverage in print
  • Placement of logo on event print and digital invitations as Silver sponsor
  • Placement of logo on event site branding as Silver sponsor
  • Ally seating affords one full table for the Silver Ally that will accommodate 4 guests
  • Video footage and imagery of the event released for promotional usage
  • 3 Full print pages in Hotel News to be used at your discretion within a period of 3 months in any edition of Hotel News ME

CATEGORY ALLY

  • Placement of logo on all the event’s marketing collaterals preceding the event
  • Mentions in press releases and subsequent published materials, including pre and post-event coverage to be featured online and dispersed via relevant social media, and pre- and post-event coverage in print
  • Placement of logo on event print and digital invitations as a category sponsor
  • Placement of logo on event site branding as a category sponsor
  • Ally seating affords one full table for the Silver Ally that will accommodate 4 guests
  • Video footage and imagery of the event released for promotional usage
  • 1 Full print page in Hotel News to be used at your discretion within any edition of Hotel News ME

Contact us

For Nomination and Partnership Opportunities

SAMER ALLOUSH

Group Commercial Director

Mobile : +971 55 776 4670

Landline : +971 4 4200506

Email : samer@bncpublishing.net