The awards recognised 24 housekeeping, soft facility management and laundry professionals from top UAE hotels
Four winners of the Middle East Cleaning Technology (MECTW) ‘Excellence Awards’ for housekeeping category will be taking a trip to Karcher’s manufacturing factory in Germany. This was announced on the sidelines of Excellence Awards ceremony that identified the ‘achievers’ in the housekeeping, facility management and laundry sector. This year’s awards witnessed an overwhelming participation with over 135 -nominations.
“We will invite the winners in Housekeeping Supervisors and Housekeeping Public Area Attendants category, to see Karcher’s technology development and solutions for cleaning sector first hand, during a visit in our headquarters in Germany. They will be able to participate in discussions and share what the regional industry needs. This is important because they are the end users of the technology we develop for our customers,” said Richard Nouira, Managing Director, Karcher Middle East.
One winner each from Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre Hotel, Atlantis The Palm, Al Bustan Rotana, and Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn (Kuwait) will be provided with an all paid trip that will include factory visit and interaction with engineers and cleaning sector players in Germany. “This is a great chance for our engineers as well, as they will get feedback from people who use our technologies for their daily work,” Richard added.
Speaking about MECTW Excellence Award he said that it is a brilliant platform created by MECTW organisers to bring together industry suppliers with hotels, soft facility management personnel and end users. “The Awards has reached a high level of quality, and is a fantastic means for appreciating this industry. We expect to participate next year too,” he said.
One of the jury member, Tatjana Ahmed, Housekeeping Manager, Functional Specialist Housekeeping, Grand Hyatt Dubai and Chairwoman of the UAE Professional Housekeepers Group, says, “It is of utmost importance that we take care of our rank-and-file and supervisory staff, because they are the ones, who are in direct contact with customers. They also roll out our ever changing procedures, that means they have to learn a lot of new technologies that are introduced and stay on top, which is not easy. Most of the nominated individuals were high achievers, and today’s winners have overcome challenges to provide service excellence.”
The winners are as follows: Soft FM Attendant – Biju Kumar, Cleaner Berkeley Services LLC; Soft FM Team Leader – Rowena Gonito, Housekeeping Supervisor Emrill Services LLC; Laundry Attendants – Sooraj Madatingal Sukumaran, Dry Cleaner, Jumeirah Emirates Towers; Laundry Team Leader – Ranjay Singh, Assistant Manager Grand Hyatt Dubai; Housekeeping Room Supervisor – Dhaneesh Das, Housekeeping Supervisor, Pullman Dubai Crrek City Centre; Housekeeping Public Area Team Leader – Sajesh Karai, Public Area Supervisor, Atlantis The Palm; Housekeeping Room Attendants – Ranjeet Dammai, Housekeeping Attendant, Al Bustan Rotana; Housekeeping Public Area Attendant – Murugesh Paika, Public Area Attendant, Crown Plaza and Holiday Inn Kuwait.
The three-day exhibition came to an end last week at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. “We have been receiving positive response for the Excellence Awards since the debut edition, and this year it was bigger and better. Our aim is to recognise and encourage the unsung heroes of the hospitality, laundry and soft FM industry. MECTW 2016 was a huge success, and equally beneficial to all our partners and exhibitors,” said Jayaraman Nair, Chairman, VIS Exhibitions and Conferences – organiser of MECTW.
Thousands of visitors attended the three-day expo, and also participated in the International Cleaning and Hygiene Conference, the Gulf Laundrex Conference and Gulf Car Wash and Car Care Conference.
Organised by VIS Exhibitions, ‘Middle East Cleaning Technology Week’ (MECTW) is the region’s first ever global forum that unites the cleaning and hygiene industry. An extension of Clean Middle East Pulire, MECTW has been conceptualised with the objective of focusing attention on creating a sustainable future by bringing all facets of the cleaning industry under a single umbrella.