The team on stage. The team on stage.

The winner of the Economy Hotel Team of the Year category at the 2018 edition of the Hotelier Express Awards is Holiday Inn Express Dubai Jumeirah.

Cluster general manager Nabil Joun commented: "It’s a great achievement for the whole team. It was a great effort and a full year of dedication."

Despite the challenges of 2017, the hotel won internal awards for its achievements across revenues and guest satisfaction, and much more. The hotel also closed 2017 above budget while reducing staff turnover.

Joun continued: "The hotel team fully deserves this trophy - they hit all their metrics, and joined the 10 Club as one of just 25 of 300 IHG hotels in Asia, Middle East and Africa to achieve all their objectives."

He noted that this year has so far been positive for the team, and is currently on target to hitting its objectives.

The highly commended Economy Hotel Team of the Year was awarded to sister property Holiday Inn Express Dubai Internet City, and Diversey's marketing director Samit Sanyal presented the trophy to the winning team.

The Hotelier Express Awards 2018 took place at the Grosvenor House Dubai on February 28, 2018, and was supported by a range of industry partners including: A. Ronai, Duni, Diversey, Guest Supply, MMI, OSN For Business, and Tint.

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