Abu Dhabi: Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi hosted a special Iftar gathering for all its employees in the presence of government officials and top management, to share the generous spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan and appreciate their exceptional efforts in creating new benchmarks in guest service and luxury hospitality.
Hosted at the Oriental Café, the Iftar brought together more than 760 employees of Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi from senior management, celebrity chefs and service managers to butlers, housekeepers and the maintenance team, with a range of social and entertainment activities.
Senior members of the Board of Directors of Emirates Palace Company (EPCO) attended the event to honor the employees and thank them personally for their contributions to Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi during a challenging period for the hospitality industry.
In a speech during the event, Rashid Al Nuaimi, a member of the Board of Directors, expressed his happiness at meeting the Emirates Palace team to convey the greetings of the Board of Directors and their appreciation for their dedication and efforts, especially in the challenging environment created by the global pandemic.
Al Nuaimi stressed that all visitors to the UAE, and especially guests of Emirates Palace, deserve to have a unique and meaningful experience that leaves a long-standing impact on their impression of the country and their memories of it.
He added that the journey towards excellence is always ongoing and can only be realized through the dedication and commitment of the team and their sincere efforts in providing enjoyable experiences for guests of Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi.
Commenting on the initiative, Michael Koth, General Manager of Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi and Area Vice President Operations at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, said: “This special occasion allowed us to spend time with our operational teams, hear about the challenges they face and the successes they have achieved, and most importantly to listen to their experiences.”
About Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
Located on a pristine private beach, Emirates Palace is the epitome of luxury in Abu Dhabi, showcasing Arabian hospitality at its finest. Each of the resort’s 394 rooms and suites is furnished to the highest levels of comfort, has stunning views and offers 24-hour butler service. Eight dining venues serve a variety of cuisines created by world renowned chefs and the resort boasts lush gardens, a lavish 1,500-sqm spa, two temperature controlled swimming pools, a kids’ club and a private marina. With many of Abu Dhabi’s main attractions within a short distance, including superb shopping destinations and impressive cultural and heritage sites, Emirates Palace provides guests with the perfect place to explore the beauty and charm of the UAE’s capital.
About Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. Having grown from its Asian roots into a global brand, the Group now operates 34 hotels and seven residences in 24 countries and territories, with each property reflecting the Group’s oriental heritage and unique sense of place. Mandarin Oriental has a strong pipeline of hotels and residences under development, and is a member of the Jardine Matheson Group.
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