Unique Precise International will be supporting this year’s Leaders in Hospitality Awards 2016 by sponsoring three categories on 19 April 2016 at the newly opened St. Regis Dubai.
CEO Vinayak Mahtani explained why the company will be joining the event.
Can you tell us about UPI’s core products and services?
UPI specialises in luxury products for the guest room. Our products range from amenities made in the USA, duvets and pillows made in Germany to bed and bath linen made in Jordan and France.
All our of our products are focused around being environmentally friendly and innovative in their fields. Whether we talk about our technology used in the linen to make it last 30% longer than conventional linen or our duvets which are produced in the only Green Globe certified factory in the world.
Have you launched any new products recently?
We launched four new collections from Gilchrist and Soames earlier this year, including:
Carefully crafted with high-quality ingredients and essential oils, the GUILD+PEPPER Collection with warm oak tones, balanced by fresh hints of bergamot and Moroccan grapefruit, mixed with aromatic and spicy coriander and accompanied by a trail of oud and cedarwood for a distinctly contemporary fragrance ideal for men and women alike.
Featuring a clean design and product formulation, the Stem Collection delivers powerful nutrients to hair, skin and body, leaving guests feeling relaxed, refreshed and connected to their environment, their community and their better selves.
The natural fragrance of cooling cucumber water, fresh melon, white vetiver and teakwood are designed to infuse a sense of serenity.
From the bright, bold colours to the eclectic blend of pink peppercorn, spiced musk and patchouli, this design-inspired collection is just as at home in a one-of-a-kind statement property as it is in a coastal getaway.
Rich in antioxidants that energise and uplift, the Shade Collection invigorates the mind and soothes the soul, encouraging guests to take their time, savour the little things and spend a moment in the shade. Engage the senses and uplift the spirit with the Gilchrist & Soames Shade Collection.
The collection pays tribute to the British heritage of Gilchrist & Soames while also ushering in a fresh new era in luxury amenities.
Understated yet impressive, it features the classic and refined fragrance of white tea paired with citrus lemongrass, black pepper and white willow, balanced with the rich warmth of amber and musk. Antioxidant-rich royal jelly extract supports skin and hair renewal, leaving guests feeling pampered and uplifted.
Why have you chosen to partner with Leaders in Hospitality Awards 2016?
We have taken part in other events and awards held by other organisations in the UAE and prefer the approach of the Leaders in Hospitality Awards is taking. We have also taken part in BNC Publishing’s GM Leaders Conference, Executive Housekeepers Summit and Procurement Conference last year and will return this year as we have been happy with the content.
Which category are you most excited about?
All 3 that we are sponsoring, the GM Award is obviously the most prestigious award but the Housekeeper and Procurement Manager are as critical as the GM is. We are happy to be part of the event and to be able to celebrate with the winners.
Why is it important for the industry to come together for events like this?
Most hoteliers don’t get acknowledged for the work they do, this is an opportunity to not only thank them but also recognise the ones who make a change to the industry. We are happy to be a part of this and support it.