Catererglobal.coms Best Employers in Hospitality Awards 2011 UAE winners announced
Catererglobal.com’s Best Employers in Hospitality Awards 2011 UAE winners announced
Marriott International beat off stiff competition to be named the best hotel group employer in the United Arab Emirates at the first ever Catererglobal.com Best Employers in Hospitality Awards 2011 UAE, sponsored by Hospitality Search International.
Attended by 160 hotel managers and human resource directors from leading hotels within the UAE, the ceremony was hosted by Catererglobal’s Sales director Peter Willis at the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai.
The awards were voted for by some 24,000 hotel professionals in the state and, due to overwhelming response, the number of awards was increased from four to six, with both the four and five-star categories split into large and small hotels.
Nour Arjaan by Rotana scooped the best four-star hotel (small) award, while the Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai walked away with the best four-star hotel (large) trophy.
In the five-star awards, the Ritz-Carlton Dubai emerged victorious in the small hotel category, while the Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort and Towers claimed the award for best large five-star hotel. The best restaurant award was tightly fought, with Bite Café narrowly beating Wild Ginger to the trophy.
All eyes were on the final prize of the evening, however, as five giants of the hospitality industry contended for the award of best hotel group employer. In the end, Marriott International (including The Ritz-Carlton) triumphed ahead of Hilton Worldwide, Rotana Hotels, Jumeirah Group and Starwood Hotels and Resorts.
Peter Willis, Sales director at Catererglobal.com, said: “The first ever Best Employers in Hospitality Awards UAE have proven to be a great success – from the huge numbers of people who voted through to the wonderful evening where we celebrated those employers who are truly great, who are a shining light for the rest of the industry. We look forward to even better things in 2012, not only from the Best Employers in Hospitality Awards UAE, but also from the employers themselves.”
CG BEH UAE Winners 2011 – full list
Best Restaurant Employer 2011 UAE
Winner – Bite Café (Foodmark – Landmark Group)
Runner-up – Wild Ginger
Best Small 4 Star Hotel Employer 2011 UAE
Winner – Nour Arjaan by Rotana
Runners-up – Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai and Marriott Executive Apartments Dubai Creek
Best Large 4 Star Hotel Employer 2011 UAE
Winner – Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai
Runners-up – Qamardeen Hotel
Best Small 5 Star Hotel Employer 2011 UAE
Winner – The Ritz-Carlton Dubai
Runners-up – Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa Dubai and Radisson Blu Media City
Best Large 5 star Hotel Employer 2011 UAE
Winner – Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort and Towers Dubai
Runners-up – Park Hyatt Dubai, Grand Millennium Dubai, Hilton Abu Dhabi and Le Meridien Dubai
Best Hotel Group Employer 2011 UAE
Winner – Marriott Hotels International
Runners-up – Hilton Worldwide, Rotana Hotels, Jumeirah Group, Starwood Hotels and Resorts