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About the Awards

The 2018 edition of the Middle East Hospitality Awards took place on Sunday, September 16th at The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC, Dubai, providing a richly-deserved opportunity to recognise and celebrate the most outstanding properties, projects and people in the Middle East’s vibrant hospitality industry over the last year.

The ceremony encompassed 18 categories which celebrated the best hospitality properties, projects and professionals over the last year, including 2 new categories, 4-star Hotel of the Year and Renovation Project of the Year.

Dubai’s Renaissance Downtown Hotel was crowned the best 5-star Hotel of the Year, while President and CEO of the Jumeirah Group, and immediate-past chair of the World Travel and Trade Council, Gerald Lawless was conferred with a Lifetime Achievement award for his unparalleled contribution to Dubai’s hospitality and tourism sector.

The quality and volume of entries that are received for the Awards are an impressive testimonial of the expanding list of hospitality offerings that are at par with international standards and are a spectacular celebration of all fine places and professionals that helps retain the Middle East’s global reputation for world-class hospitality.

The awards will return in 2019 at the twentieth edition of the Hotel Show Dubai and we expect it to be another competitive and prestigious event. If you would like to be a part of it, please contact Nikita Menezes on the below details.

Nikita Menezes
Awards Manager
+971 4 445 3764

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Stand Alongside Industry Leaders

“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."

Gerald Lawless
Former President and CEO of the Jumeirah Group

The Middle East Hospitality Awards 2018 Categories

  • 5-Star Hotel of the Year
  • Boutique Hotel of the Year
  • 4-Star Hotel of the Year
  • Hotel Launch of the Year
  • 3-Star Hotel of the Year
  • Most impressive Hotel Feature of the Year
  • Resort of the Year
  • Rising Star Award
  • Best Bar or Nightlife Venue of the Year
  • Gym or Sporting Facility of the Year
  • Spa or Wellness Centre of the Year
  • Renovation Project of the Year
  • New Restaurant of the Year
  • Event Venue of the Year
  • Team of the Year
  • Head Chef of the Year
  • Hospitality Leader of the Year

Sponsoring Category
5-Star Hotel of the Year

Sponsoring Category
Head Chef of the Year

Sponsoring Category
New Restaurant of the Year

Sponsoring Category
Hospitality Leader of the Year

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