Fifty teams are set to compete at the 3rd Middle East Housekeepers League of Champions competition, which will be one of the highlights at The Hotel Show taking place as a part of the inaugural Middle East Design and Hospitality Week.
Participating teams be judged on skill, speed, spirit and teamwork while resetting a thoroughly trashed room, and will compete for the title of ‘Best Housekeeping Team’.
“Communication channels in housekeeping were tedious, training was not given much importance, and staff were not able to communicate well with guests especially international ones,” reflects Nizar Ahamed Muthukuni, assistant executive housekeeper at Le Royal Méridien, who started his housekeeping career in the Middle East in 1984.
The 55-year-old housekeeping veteran emphasises that events like Middle East Housekeepers League of Champions, set to roll out its third edition during The Hotel Show taking place from September 17-19 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, is a “morale booster” for housekeeping professionals in the UAE. The competition sponsored by Restonic is also supported by Diversey and Ideal Standard.
“Housekeeping as a profession has grown in terms of technology, training, career growth and recognition. Today, there are seminars, workshops, awards and competitions available for the housekeeping sector which never happened before,” he adds.
Flora Creek Deluxe Hotel Apartment bagged the ‘Best Housekeeping Team’ title last year.