H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum opens The Hotel Show 2012
- United Arab Emirates: Wednesday, May 16 - 2012 at 09:37
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The Hotel Show 2012 was inaugurated this morning (Tuesday) by H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and CEO of Emirates Airline, as the region's largest and most influential full spectrum hospitality supplies exhibition welcomed international visitors and exhibitors to the 13th edition of the show.
"We are delighted that His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum has given his support to The Hotel Show," said Frederique Maurell, Event Director for The Hotel Show. "As the gateway to the MENA region and the most direct route to the fast-growing hospitality sector in these markets, the show continues to grow year on year. We have once again received excellent response from exhibitors and partners, and look forward to a record breaking exhibition."
The stature of The Hotel Show is highlighted by the sponsors that this year's event has attracted, including Platinum Sponsor Al Aqili Furnishings, Headline Technology Sponsor, Etisalat, Strategic Partner, Dubai Tourism & Commerce Marketing (DTCM) and Premier Sponsor, Catalano.
Running until 17th May 2012, this year's show also includes recognition of industry excellence from a grass roots level to the most established hospitality leader in the region. The inaugural Middle East Hotel Show Awards - a first in the region to recognise excellence within the region's dynamic hospitality industry - will reward design, product and service of the highest level in the MENA region.
The much anticipated Middle East Spa Awards which attracted a record 77 entries, recognised the outstanding quality of services and amenities provided by spas across the region. A total of 10 awards were presented this year.
With The Hotel Show co-located with The Office Exhibition, a key bridging feature between the two shows is the 2012 Middle East Office & Hospitality Product Awards, sponsored by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA). Hospitality winners this year included:
- BOSE UAE Trading LLC for BOSE CineMate I SR Home Theatre Speaker System.
- EDW Link SAS for Cocoon and Stars Spheres
- Interel SRL for Tophotel-Guest Room Management System.
At a grass roots level, the Student Design Awards, sponsored by Woods Bagot, will award a highly prized internship at the architectural and design practice, to the winning student for Hotel Design of the Future.
The Green Initiative, a show feature introduced last year highlights those exhibitors offering sustainable, energy efficient and eco-friendly solutions from all sectors of the industry, while the Green Day programme of seminars and workshops on Monday, 16th May, in conjunction with DTCM, will provide valuable insights on sustainability, environmentally responsible policies and green technology being implemented by the hospitality sector around the world.
"With the latest products, services and innovations being showcased by exhibitors from around the world, The Hotel Show offers unrivalled convenience and opportunity for the regional hospitality industry to keep up to date with trends, meet new suppliers and network with fellow professionals. It's quite simply the must-attend event for the industry," said Maurell.
Entry to The Hotel Show is free for business and industry professionals, with registration conducted on site.
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