The HMH Arabian Travel Market Conference wrapped up last evening with a gala awards ceremony held at Donatello Italian Restaurant and Lounge located on the Ground Floor in the Convention Tower, Dubai World Trade Centre. The evening was devoted to celebrating the success of the group that prides itself with extensive development across key destinations in the Middle East and Africa in a remarkably short span of time.A front-runner in the regional hospitality industry, HMH has 33 hotels operational and 16 under development.
Hosted by Michel Noblet, President & CEO, HMH - Hospitality Management Holdingsunder the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Faisal Al Qassimi, Chairman, Manafa LLC and Vice Chairman, HMH, it was undeniably a very special gathering as owners, associates, delegates and top brass of HMH flew in from around the globe to attend the exclusive dinner. Contenders for the coveted Best HMH Hotel award included Coral Beach Resort - Sharjah, Corp Executive Hotel Apartments Al Barsha Dubai, Coral Al Khoory Hotel Apartments Al Barsha - Dubai and Coral Boutique Hotel Apartments, Al Barsha - Dubai.
Speaking about the significance of the awards, Michel said, "Our awardsprogramme is aimed tomaximize financial return for hotels while helping them gainthe competitive edge.It not only codifies the principles of quality management but provides a comprehensive framework for assessing a hotel's progress and key objectives. A hotel's performance is judged based on a range of criteria including financial results, operational standards, guest satisfaction surveys, consistency in marketing, staff training and development, and quality management and service." A detailed business review and audit is carried out by HMH every quarter across all its properties to evaluate each hotel's performance.
The beautiful venue reverberated with applause as Corp Executive Hotel Apartments Al Barsha Dubai and Coral Beach Resort - Sharjahwere declared the winners of Best HMH Hotel Award for 2011 having achieved an average occupancy of 98.5 per cent during the year.Mr Emad Azmy, President of Al Shafar General Contracting, the owning company for Corp Executive Hotel Apartments Al Barsha Dubai, said, "We feel proud to have won this prestigious award and are truly grateful to HMH for this honour. I would like to take this opportunity to thankAamir Pervez who is the General Manager of the hotel and his superb team for their immense hard-work and dedication. It is not easy toachieve both financial objectives and excellence in management, especially in a serviced apartment and Corp has exceeded our expectations in doing so."
Jean Pierre Simon, Regional General Manager for Northern Emirates & Coral Beach Resort - Sharjah, was equally delighted on receiving the award. He said, "This award means a lot to us and will be a great motivation for our team who has worked extremely hard to achieve it. I sincerely thank HMH for this recognition as well as all our guests who are the real reason behind our success."
Coral Al Khoory Hotel Apartments Al Barsha - Dubai won the 'Champion of GOP' (Gross Operating Profit)trophy while Coral Boutique Hotel Apartments Al Barsha - Dubai walked away with the 'Most Dynamic Hotel'award.
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Location of HMH Stand at ATM
Booth number is HC3540 at Sheikh Saeed Hall 2in Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre