35,000 Visitors attended Middle East Design and Hospitality Week

Published: 27 September 2019 - 9:30 a.m.
By: Claudia De Brito

The design and hospitality-focused event offered a compelling platform for companies and industry leaders to showcase products, services, latest innovations, share knowledge, discuss and forecast trends, and celebrate the industry’s ‘best in class’ over the three days.

Eleven teams participated in the second edition of The Chefs Table competition that took place during the Hotel Show Dubai. Each team, comprising seven participants, were judged on hygiene, kitchen skills, creativity, cooking skills, and taste while recreating the complete experience that a diner has from the moment he or she steps into a restaurant.

The competition had four gold and seven silver medal winners. “We had a fantastic competition this year. The four gold medal winners were only a point and a half apart from each other and overall the teams this year were neck and neck,” said Uwe Micheel, president of the Emirates Culinary Guild.

In the gold category, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek emerged Overall Champion, Best Kitchen was claimed by Voco Dubai, JW Mariott Marquis won Best Service and Best Bar was secured by Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai.

The third Middle East Housekeepers League of Champions saw 46 housekeeping teams battling it out for the Best Housekeeping Team title at the Hotel Show Dubai. Al Manzil Downtown Hotel team claimed first place in the competition this year followed by Address Dubai Mall in second place and the Westin Mina Seyahi came in third.

Three of UAE’s leading interior designers and fit out contractors each created a conceptual hotel room at the Hotel Show based upon the theme Dubai: A World of Possibility, A Lifetime of Stories. Visitors at the event voted for their favourite hotel room design; Godwin Austen Johnson secured over 50% of the votes. The other two contenders were Gensler and STYLIS NSG.

ICCA Dubai in collaboration with Alembic-Liquid Education Experience presented a competition that put the showmanship and mixing skills of participating bar professionals to the test.

The new feature at The Hotel Show gave bartenders three minutes to prepare three alcohol-free drinks from a mystery box. Roman Tanasiev from the Cave at Conrad Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai secured first place in the Outdoor Pool & Garden category, Cedrick Anthony from Luigia at Rixos JBR bagged first in the Aperitif category and Rich Mar Mostar of KIM'S Singapore Seafood claimed the top spot in the Food Friendly category.

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