Dubai, October 20, 2011, Director of Information Technology at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Prasanna Rupasinghe was awarded the title of IT Person of the Year at the presentation ceremony for the prestigious Hotelier Middle East Awards 2011, held in Dubai on October 19. The award was accepted on behalf of Rupasinghe by Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates’ General Manager Alejandro Bernabé.
The highly respected annual awards honour various front and back-of-house roles within the hospitality industry. This year saw 19 categories being contested for with judging conducted by an independent panel of hospitality experts.
General Manager Alejandro Bernabé praised Rupasinghe on his win saying: “Prasanna continuously looks for ways to improve the manner in which we serve our guests in addition to constantly upgrading the user-friendliness of our IT systems to allow staff members to operate quickly and more efficiently. Best of all, he does so with an eye on the bottom line. Prasanna has a great ability to balance budgets while still ensuring we stay ahead of the competition in terms of the IT systems and processes we use.
In addition to Prasanna Rupasinghe’s win, Haitham Assem and Franklin Kiamco were among the short-listed nominees in the Marketing/PR Person of the Year and Fitness & Recreation Person of the Year categories respectively at the 2011 awards ceremony.
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About Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates:
Priding itself on offering guests innovative experiences, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates has some of the most unique and stylish room products in the region. Fifteen stunning Ski Chalets marry sand and snow, offering views of the Arabian Gulf on one side and ski slopes on the other. The über-sleek Executive Tower Suites and the luxurious Presidential Suite are an exercise in modern elegance and provide an exclusive haven for discerning guests. Each of the hotel’s 393 deluxe rooms and suites is equipped with a large plasma flat-screen TV with access to 80 international satellite channels, as well as a DVD and multi-media player. In addition, all rooms have a fully furnished dining area as well as stylish and well-appointed marble bathrooms.
Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now manages a portfolio of 75 five-star hotels in 31 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one is imbued with the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2014.
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