Previous Winners

2016

  1. Fitness/Spa Person of the Year: Paris Kounoudis-The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal
  2. Concierge/Guest Services Person of the Year: Luca Valdevit-Kempinski Hotel Ajman
  3. Housekeeper of the Year: Akshi Singh-Crowne Plaza & Holiday Inn Al Thuraya City, Kuwait
  4. IT Manager of the Year:Roger Tabbal-Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers
  5. Hotel Engineer of the Year: Basant Kumar Kushwaha-Kempinski Hotel Ajman
  6. Safety & Security Person of the Year: Mohammed Al-Shishani-Four Seasons Hotel Amman
  7. HR Person of the Year:  Lynne McGarvey-Media One hotel
  8. Procurement Person of the Year: Stelios Damianelis-InterContinental Dubai Festival City
  9. Finance Person of the Year: Mohamed Farag-Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park
  10. Sales Person of the Year: Dorsai Khaghani-Sofitel the Palm Dubai
  11. Marketing & PR Person of the Year: Deveekaa Nijhawan-Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
  12. Executive Chef of the Year:  Stephen Wright-Marriott Marquis City Center Doha
  13. F&B Manager of the Year: Patrick Fernandez-Jumeriah Beach Hotel
  14. Young Hotelier of the Year:  Grégoire Berger-Atlantis, The Palm
  15. Unsung Hero of the Year: Lama Fernando-Crowne Plaza Bahrain
  16. GM of the Year:  Maria Tullberg-Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek
  17. Hotel Team of the Year:  Media One Hotel

                                                                                    2015

Fitness/Spa Person of the Year: Sayed Salem El Sayed – The Palace Downtown Dubai
Front Office Person of the Year: Felix Tochukwu Alozie – Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City
Housekeeper of the Year: Lakmal Darshana Mawella Kankanamge – The Palace Downtown Dubai
IT Person of the Year: Muhammad Usman Rana – Jumeirah at Etihad Towers
Hotel Engineer of the Year: Lawrence Sebastian Dsouza – InterContinental Regency Hotel Bahrain
Safety & Security Person of the Year: Ali Hassoun – Media One Hotel
HR Person of the Year:  Mona Abdulla AlHebsi – Jumeirah Creekside Hotel
Purchasing/Finance Person of the Year:  Conor Lawler – Atlantis The Palm
Sales & Marketing Person of the Year: Rania Keedy – The Ritz-Carlton DIFC
Hotel Manager / EAM of the Year:  Kai Schukowski – Kempinski Hotel Ajman
Executive Chef of the Year:  Sebastian Nohse – JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
F&B Manager of the Year:  Dietmar Platz – Doha Marriott Hotel
Young Hotelier of the Year:  Yasmin Al Sanea – InterContinental Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
Unsung Hero of the Year:  Yahya Saif Al Hatmi – InterContinental Muscat
GM of the Year:  John Hazard – Doha Marriott Hotel
Hotel Team of the Year:  Doha Marriott Hotel

 

2014

Fitness/Spa Person of the Year: Philip Bartle – Fairmont The Palm Dubai
Concierge of the Year: Oscar Van Der Veen – Burj Al Arab Dubai
Housekeeper of the Year: Pamini Hemaprabha – Kempinski Mall of the Emirates
IT Person of the Year: Mehmet Akdeniz – Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi
Laundry Manager of the Year: Raghu Harihar – Doha Marriott Hotel
Hotel Engineer of the Year: Sushant Pawar – Fairmont The Palm
CSR Champion of the Year: Kinan Al Ghraoui – Villa Rihab and Rimal Rotana Dubai
HR Person of the Year:  Dara Pinke – Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah
Procurement Person of the Year:  Shaheer Hamza – Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi
Sales Person of the Year: Tarek Nazih Elias – Hilton Al Ain
PR/Marketing Person of  the Year:  Andrea Krenn – Atlantis The Palm
Hotel Manager / EAM of the Year:  Gisele Clark – Mina A’Salam
Chef de Cuisine of the Year:  Daniele Capobianco – Media Rotana Dubai
Executive Chef of the Year:  Giles Perrin – Atlantis The Palm
F&B Manager of the Year:  Ksenia Novikova – St. Regis Doha
Young Hotelier of the Year:  Mohammed Sharaf – Makkah Clock Royal Tower , A Fairmont Hotel
Unsung Hero of the Year:  Ifthikar Hussain – Crowne Plaza Dubai
GM of the Year:  Mark Lee – Media One Hotel
Hotel Team of the Year:  Atlantis The Palm

2013

Fitness/Spa Person of the Year: Neil Hewerdine – Atlantis the Palm
Concierge of the Year: Erwin Rachim – Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche
Housekeeper of the Year: Prabhat Shukla – Holiday Inn Kuwait Downtown
IT Person of the Year: Mahmoud Anasser – Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa
Laundry Manager of the Year: Siraj Khan – Dar Al Tawhid InterContinental
Hotel Engineer of the Year: Rajeev Chopra – Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi
CSR Champion of the Year: Marietou Seck – Accor Middle East
HR Person of the Year: Kristina Vaneva – Atlantis the Palm
Procurement Person of the Year: Pushpa Nair – Crowne Plaza Dubai
Sales Person of the Year: Ashmita Sequiera – Media One Hotel
PR/Marketing Person of  the Year:  Stacey McMurtrie – Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Hotel Manager / EAM of the Year: Wael Maatouk – The Ritz-Carltion, Riyadh
Chef de Cuisine of the Year:  Akshay Nayyar – Melia Dubai
Executive Chef of the Year:  Sebastian Nohse – Madinat Jumrirah
F&B Manager of the Year:  Monika Muschkiet – Atlantis The Palm
Young Hotelier of the Year:  Jennifer Lombard Knight – IHG
Unsung Hero of the Year:  Mary Jane Amora – Doha Marriott
GM of the Year:  Jorg A. Hauri – Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi
Hotel Team of the Year:  Hilton Sharjah

2012

Fitness & Recreation Person of the Year: Agnelo Banji – Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
Spa Person of the Year: Nichola Roche – Park Hyatt
Concierge of the Year: Gerardo Gabat – Kempinski MOE
Procurement Person of the Year: Bhanu Pratap Singh – Atlantis The Palm
Housekeeper of the Year: Prabhat Shukla – Holiday Inn Kuwait Downtown
Laundry Manager of the Year: Venkat Addagatla – Grand Hyatt
IT Person of the Year: Thomas Huber – Time Oak Hotels
Marketing/PR Person of the Year: Sally Meech – Media One Hotel
HR Person of the Year: Alena Miatlushka – Crown Plaza Hotel Bahrain
Hotel Engineer of the Year: George Fares – Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
Green Hotelier of the Year: Nicholas Fernandez – Radisson Blu, Dubai Media City
Stewarding Person of the Year: Lourenco Dias – JW Marriott Dubai
Outlet Manager of the Year: Jonathan Vercoutere – Atlantis The Palm
F&B Manager of the Year: Marcus Dudley – Moevenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach
Sommelier of the Year: Julian Biddulph – St. Regis Doha
Executive Chef of the Year: Thirumalai Murugan – Hilton Fujairah Resort
General Manger of the Year: Serge Zaalof – Atlantis The Palm
Hotelier’s Unsung Hero of the Year: Mohammed Rafiq – Intercontinental Hotel Abu Dhabi
The Hotel Team of the Year: Media One Hotel

 

2011

Fitness & Recreation Person of the Year: Asela Jayaweera – InterContinental Doha
Spa Person of the Year: Nicola Bush – IHG DFC
Concierge of the Year: Jerome Rodrigo – Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi
Procurement Person of the Year: Mohammed Kapital – Jumeirah Group
Housekeeper of the Year: Nuran Acar – Hilton Abu Dhabi
Laundry Manager of the Year: T. Chandran Thanggaraja – Park Rotana
IT Person of the Year: Prasanna Rupasinghe – Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates
Marketing/PR Person of the Year: Ana Marija Raickovic – Moevenpick, JBH
HR Person of the Year: Ayeda Al Hamoor – Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
Hotel Engineer of the Year: Wael Farouk – Courtyard Marriott
Green Hotelier of the Year: Bruno Huber – Moevenpick Dead Sea
Stewarding Person of the Year: Frederick D’Silva – Grand Hyatt Dubai
Outlet Manager of the Year: Abdouh Sofiane – Aloft Abu Dhabi
F&B Manager of the Year: Kazam Shama – Doha Marriott
Sommelier of the Year: Sydney Rathnayake – Raffles Dubai
Executive Chef of the Year: Georges Khalil – InterContinental Doha
General Manger of the Year: Robert Kunkler – Madinat Jumeirah
Hotelier’s Unsung Hero of the Year: Abdulkareem Muradi – Crowne Plaza Bahrain
The Hotel Team of the Year: Jumeirah Beach Hotel

 

2010

Fitness & Recreation Person of the Year: Mounir Melliti – InterContinental Riyadh
Spa Person of the Year: Wanpen Ngechom – Al Qasr Madinat Jumeirah
Concierge of the Year: Royston D’Silva – Al Qasr Madinat Jumeirah
Procurement Person of the Year: Rajan Vattakandy – Al Bustan Palace InterContinental
Housekeeper of the Year: Tatjana Ahmed – Grand Hyatt Dubai
Laundry Manager of the Year: Ebrahim Kanjaroli – Doha Marriott Hotel
IT Person of the Year: Hakam Al Sourani – Emirates Palace Hotel Abu Dhabi
Marketing/PR Person of the Year: Alka Patel – Fairmont Dubai & Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
HR Person of the Year: Alena Miatlushka – Holiday inn Downtown Kuwait
Hotel Engineer of the Year: Sakher Al Karmi – Southern Sun Al Manzil & Qamardeen Hotels
Green Hotelier of the Year: Mohamed Zeid – Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates
Stewarding Person of the Year: Mokhter Hossain – Dar Al Hijra InterContinental Hotel KSA
Outlet Manager of the Year: Nasser Al Reefy – Rosewood Corniche
F&B Manager of the Year: Peter Avram – Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Sommelier of the Year: Daniel Blais – Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
Executive Chef of the Year: John Cordeaux – Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
General Manger of the Year: Cora Conceicao-Stuart – Media One Hotel Dubai
Hotelier’s Unsung Hero of the Year: Anees Abubacker – Burj Al Arab
The Hotel Team of the Year: Southern Sun Al Manzil Hotel Dubai

 

2009

Fitness & Recreation Person of the Year: Luminita Stoican – Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Spa Person of the Year: Chantelle Mason – Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi
Concierge of the Year: Ashok Kuckian – Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi
Procurement Person of the Year: Ajay Kumar – Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort
Housekeeper of the Year: Ulricke Hocke – Al Manzil & Qamardeen Hotels
Laundry Manager of the Year: Teddy Matthews – Park Hyatt Dubai
IT Person of the Year: Asif Minhas – Radisson SAS Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek
Marketing/PR Person of the Year: Katerina Dixon – InterContinental Hotels Group
HR Person of the Year: Karen Thorburn – Crowne Plaza Dubai
Hotel Engineer of the Year: Lloyd Fernandes – Al Bustan Palace InterContinental
Green Hotelier of the Year: Wael Farouk – Courtyard by Marriott
Stewarding Person of the Year: Stephan Prakash Monis – Hilton Dubai Creek
Outlet Manager of the Year: Anuj Sharma – The Palace The Old Town
F&B Manager of the Year:  Alfred Abi Moussa – Crowne Plaza Dubai SZR
Sommelier of the Year: Julien Coron – InterContinental Dubai Festival City
Executive Chef of the Year: Radisson SAS Hotel Dubai Deira Creek
General Manger of the Year: Abdin Nasralla – Jumeirah Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa
Hotelier’s Unsung Hero of the Year: Ivy Dela Cruz – Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi
Accounts Person of the Year: Joy John – The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain

 

2008

Fitness & Recreation Person of the Year: Devon Graham – The Monarch Dubai
Spa Person of the Year: Elchar Orendain - Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Concierge of the Year: Christopher Hewett – Al Qasr Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah Resort
Procurement Person of the Year: Soney Mathew - The Monarch Dubai
Housekeeper of the Year: Tatjana Ahmed - Grand Hyatt Dubai
Laundry Manager of the Year: Mazhar Malik - Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi
IT Person of the Year: Stuart Kay - The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai
Marketing/PR Person of the Year: Claudia Hardt - The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Hotel & Spa
HR Person of the Year: Ghadir Zohny - Crowne Plaza Resort Sharm el Sheikh
Hotel Engineer of the Year: Nek Mohammed Ramazan – Radisson SAS Hotel Dubai Deira Creek
Green Hotelier of the Year: Alka Patel – Fairmont Dubai
Stewarding Person of the Year: Shirly Dizon - Fairmont Dubai
Outlet Manager of the Year: Roberto Rella - Hilton Dubai Jumeirah
F&B Manager of the Year: CD Kotze – Al Manzil & Qamardeen Hotels
Sommelier of the Year: Nicholas Murcott - Raffles Dubai
Executive Chef of the Year: Cedric Darthial – Raffles Dubai
General Manger of the Year: Elaine Watson – Courtyard Marriott
Hotelier’s Unsung Hero of the Year: Antony Sahaya Melanius Costa – JW Marriott Dubai
Accounts Person of the Year: Joseph K J – Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort

 

2007

Fitness & Recreation Person of the Year: Halem Buyante - Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Spa Person of the Year: Dr. Shyam Viswanathan Pillai Lalitha Kumary - Kempinski Mall of the Emirates
Concierge of the Year: Kamal Jayalath - Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Procurement Person of the Year: Biruvaraj Lakshmanan - Coral Boutique Villas Al Barsha
Housekeeper of the Year: Magdalena R. Sabiniano - Ritz-Carlton Dubai
Laundry Manager of the Year: Sunil Panaparambil - Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort
IT Person of the Year: Gururaj Sheshachalam - Coral Boutique Villas Al Barsha
Marketing/PR Person of the Year: Elaine Nettleton - Movenpick Hotels
HR Person of the Year: Maria Elkaer Hansen - Ritz-Carlton Doha
Hotel Engineer of the Year: Ahmed Ezzat - Crowne Plaza Resort Sharm El Sheikh
Stewarding Person of the Year: Ryan Guerra - Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Outlet Manager of the Year: Jean-Pierre Joncas - Fairmont Dubai
F&B Manager of the Year: Faiek El Saadani - JW Marriott Dubai
Sommelier of the Year: Luca Gagliardi - Hilton Dubai Creek
Executive Chef of the Year: Bernd Geiger - Al Manzil & Qamardeen Hotels
General Manger of the Year: Francisco Giles - Renaissance Dubai
Accounts Person of the Year: Tess Victoria - Fairmont Dubai
Hotelier of the Year: Tyrone Sinnamon - Madinat Jumeirah

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