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Riyadh, KSA October 30, 2018 – The annual Hotelier Middle East Awards took place in Dubai last October 24, 2018 at the Le Méridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre and The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh was named as “Hotel Team of the Year”.

Celebrating its fourteenth year since its launch, the ITP Media Group, organizers of the awarding affair bestowed 18 winners in as many categories and the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Riyadh got the most coveted and prestigious honor.

Speaking about the recognition, the hotel’s director of human resources, Abdulrahim Al Hazmi said, “We take care of our employees and they take care of our customers, that’s our company philosophy that we truly enliven. We also have a strong team support and diligent service professionals that stayed through the challenges. This helps us achieve our goals.”

Likewise, Gerrit Graef, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh was recognized as “Highly Commended” under the “General Manager of the Year” category. Graef has been instrumental in driving the hotel team to several successes and accolades in the face of challenges throughout 2017 and 2018.

“I’m very humbled and honored to be recognized by the Hotelier Middle East Awards. This wouldn’t be possible without our ladies and gentlemen who have shown the strongest support, persistent hard work and undisputable perseverance all throughout our journey as a team,” Graef said.

Furthermore, Tamer Taha, Assistant Director of Sales and Marketing of the hotel was also shortlisted under the “Sales Person of the Year” category.

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