In the eight instalment of the Hotelier Middle East Awards long-list announcements, we reveal the 10 finalists for the Laundry Person of the Year category, sponsored by Johnson Diversey.

They're responsible for the clean and crisp presentation for hotel staff, guests, bedroom and table linen, but our laundry managers have also reduced chemical consumption and made their department profitable among other achievements.

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The winner will be annouced at the Hotelier Middle East Awards 2009 ceremony at the Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai on October 14.

In the meantime, you can find out who made it into the running by clicking through to the next page.