The organisers of Saudi Arabia Hospitality Awards (2017), dmg events, will be announcing details of the inaugural ceremony at The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia 2016 in Jeddah this month.
The launch is set to take place on day two of The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia event, where representatives from KSA-based hotels and restaurants will have the opportunity to register individual properties for entry across 10 award categories.
The winners will be revealed at an official ceremony at The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia 2017, after a judging process.
Group event director, dmg events Middle East, Asia and Africa, Christine Davidson declared: “We have been running the Middle East Hotel Awards in Dubai for five years now and with each edition we have seen more entrants from Saudi Arabia. Last year our winners included the impressive Four Seasons Hotel in Riyadh.
“The hospitality landscape in Saudi Arabia is diversifying as tourist figures are forecast to soar. Rocco Forte and Nobu Hotels are two exciting luxury brands set to enter the Middle East market this year in Jeddah and Riyadh respectively; meanwhile, a host of mid-market brands will open in 2016 and 2017 including Accor’s Novotel, ibis and ibis Styles. With an impressive existing portfolio and future pipeline of hotels and restaurants, our team identified the ongoing pressure for continuous improvements in service levels and the quality of offerings and facilities. Establishments should be recognised for such efforts and by introducing the awards we can publicly highlight and celebrate achievements in excellence,” Davidson added.
The 10 categories at the Saudi Arabia Hospitality Awards 2017 include: Best Lobby/Lounge; Best Conference and Banqueting Facilities; Best All-Day Dining Restaurant; Best Hotel Suite; Best Budget Hotel; Best Business Hotel; Best Family-Friendly Hotel; Best 4* Hotel; Best 5* Hotel; and Best Luxury Hotel.