FAQs

How long have the awards been running?
Launched in 2005, this is the 13th year of the Hotelier Middle East Awards.

When are the awards?
The Hotelier Middle East Awards will take place on Wednesday 25th October, 2017.

Where are the awards? 
The Hotelier Middle East Awards will take place at a five star hotel in Dubai which will be announced very soon.

Key Dates

Wednesday 31st August 2017: Final Nomination deadline

Wednesday 31st August 2017: Early bird table booking discount deadline

Wednesday 25th October 2017: Winners announced at Hotelier Middle East Awards ceremony

Who can I nominate?
All hotels in the Middle East are eligible to nominate team members for the Hotelier Middle East Awards. The awards are open to all star-ratings of hotels, from one-star to five-star and also including Hotel Apartments.  Nominations must be made by a hotel representative on behalf of a member of staff of their hotel. Hotelier Middle East recommends that nominations be approved by the PR / Marketing team and / or the General Manager’s office before they are submitted.

What is the agenda/programme of the night?
7:30 – 8:15 pm: Registration, networking reception
8:30 – 8:45 pm: Compere welcome
8:45 – 9:10pm: Starters served
9:10 – 10:00pm: Awards ceremony
10:00 pm: Main course & dessert, networking
11:00 pm: Event concludes
**please note that the above timings are approximate and subject to change, slightly, on the night.

What is the dress code for the awards?
The dress code is black tie/national dress. Guests may also dress appropriately for the theme of the awards. This year the theme is “Magical Fairy Tale”

I have been shortlisted for an award; do I need to book a ticket? How?
All attendees must book and pay for their tickets in order to attend the awards. Table bookings and individual seat bookings can be made online on the awards website. There is an early bird discount available for bookings made two months prior to the awards. We recommend bookings are made as early as possible to guarantee the table position you want can be secured.

How many people does a table seat and do I have to purchase a full table?
A full table seats 10 people. It is not necessary to purchase a full table, individual bookings are also accepted.

Where do I submit my nomination?
All nominations must be submitted online at www.hoteliermiddleeast.com/awards. Nominations submitted in any other format will be disregarded.

What timeframe do the Awards cover?
This is the Hotelier Middle East Awards 2017, and as a result, the independent judging panel is seeking to reward the best performers in 2017, so please ensure that each nomination includes relevant and up to date information on achievements over the past 12 months.

What countries are included in the awards?
Nominations should relate to achievements within the Middle East region. For the purposes of these awards, this includes: Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, UAE and Yemen.

Can I enter more than one category?
Hotels are allowed to nominate people in as many categories as they wish. Each nomination must be made separately though.

How can I improve my chances of winning an award?
Start working on your nomination as soon as possible. It is obvious to the judges which entries have been put together at the last minute. Be clear and accurate with your entry, and don’t attempt to pad out your entry with over-the-top language. Read the nomination criteria, keep your entry to the point and focus on your achievements.

Anything else I need to know?
Representatives from nominating companies must be available on the night of the awards.

For any other queries you may have, please feel free to email hotelierawards@itp.com.

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