Nomination Guidelines

1. All hotels in the Middle East are eligible to nominate team members for the Hotelier Middle East Awards. The Awards are open to four-star and five-star hotels and luxury apartments.

2. 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.

3. Hotels are allowed to nominate people in as many categories as they wish. Each nomination must be made separately though.

4. This is the Hotelier Middle East Awards 2017, and as a result, the independent judging panel is seeking to reward the best performers in 2018, so please ensure that each nomination includes relevant and up to date information on achievements over the past 12-18 months (April 2017 – August 2018).

5. All nominations must be submitted online at Nominations submitted in any other format will be disregarded.

6. The online nomination submission form is split into four sections:

  • Who are you nominating — contact information for the nominee.
  • Why should this person win the award — reasons for why the nominee should win; please note there are five questions to answer.
  • How can we get in touch with you — contact information for the nominator
  • Photograph submission — please submit your nominee image with the online nomination. Make sure it’s a high quality resolution as it would be used on all presentation and print purposes.

All four sections must be completed.

Please do not copy and paste the same text into each answer box – each of the questions should have a different answer.

7. The final deadline for nominations is Thursday 30th August, 2018. Nominations received after this date will be disregarded.

8. When all the nominations have been received, the Hotelier Middle East team will compile firstly a shortlist of nominees (up to eight per category), which will be presented to the independent panel of judges. The judges will then meet to discuss the shortlist and decide upon the winners. The judges’ decision is final.

9. The winners will be announced during a glamorous ceremony on October 24, 2018 in Dubai. The winners will not be revealed until this date. Good luck!

10. For nomination enquiries, please contact

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