The 2019 edition of the prestigious Middle East Hospitality Awards took place at the Ritz-Carlton DIFC on Wednesday 18th September. The industry awards evening provided the richly-deserved opportunity to recognize and celebrate the most outstanding properties, projects and people in the Middle East’s vibrant hospitality industry.
The widespread ceremony contained 19 categories which celebrated the best hospitality properties, projects and professionals over the last year, including 3 new categories; Best use of Technology, Restaurant of the Year, and Hotel Room Design Challenge as voted for by The Hotel Show visitors.
The 2019 awards saw Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort named 5-Star Hotel of the Year, One&Only Royal Mirage bagged the Resort of the Year title and Pierchic won Restaurant of the Year. Colm McLoughlin executive vice chairman and CEO Dubai Duty Free accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award, for his contribution in shaping Dubai’s tourism, hospitality and retail sectors.
In conjunction with the twentieth edition of The Hotel Show Dubai, and part of the Middle East Design and Hospitality Week, the 2019 awards delivered another evening of excellence. The quality of finalists shortlisted for the Awards was an impressive testimonial to the expanding hospitality offerings and are a spectacular celebration of all the fine places and professionals that help retain the Middle East’s global reputation for world-class hospitality.
“The Hotel Show is a true coming together of the industry and a really important one at that, and one that is eagerly looked forward to by everyone in the business."
Former President and CEO of the Jumeirah Group