Strong response for Emaar Hospitality Group’s global search for the ‘world’s greatest hospitality talent’

  • Submissions close on May 31 at; top 8 candidates to be invited for a ‘casting week’ in Dubai, and one winner to be selected
  • Global initiative to encourage young talent to enter the hospitality industry

Dubai, UAE; May 8, 2018: The search for ‘The World’s Greatest Hospitality Talent’ by Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure business of Dubai-based global developer Emaar Properties, has received strong response from across the world.

Open for all below the age of 26 from anywhere in the world, the international talent scouting competition aims to identify and nurture the most talented individual for a senior level position in the hotel industry through a comprehensive three-year all-expenses paid programme. 

The last date for submissions is May 31, 2018, via Young men and women with a passion for the industry can apply for this once in a lifetime opportunity online through the submission of a personal video. Eight candidates will be short-listed and invited to Dubai in July for a ‘casting week’ that will test the candidates’ skills and leadership qualities.

One candidate will emerge as the winner of the world’s greatest hospitality talent and will undertake a three-year training programme under Emaar Hospitality Group’s senior leaders and work across the board to gain hands-on insights on corporate hospitality leadership.

Olivier Harnisch, Chief Executive Officer of Emaar Hospitality Group, said: “This is an amazing opportunity for an ambitious, talented and committed individual whose passion is to pursue a career in the hospitality industry. With the industry evolving in line with the rise of the millennial and new generation travellers, it is important that we too are able to gain a good balance of experienced and young talent. We are looking forward to meeting successful applicants as well as welcoming the winner into the team.”

The winning candidate must be below 26 years old and hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from any discipline, when the training commences in September 2018. She/he will be stationed in Dubai at Emaar Hospitality Group’s headquarters, and will take part in a comprehensive development programme. The winner will also receive remuneration as per industry standards including housing and transport allowance, and other perks.

During the three-year programme, she/he will work across the diverse aspects of hospitality – at the corporate level by shadowing the Chief Executive Officer and senior managers – as well as with leaders of all other operations. Specific projects will be assigned and she/he will be part of dedicated task forces to undertake various projects. The training programme will include online modules, offline courses, and the opportunity to be part of hotel openings and exciting new initiatives. The candidate will also pursue a fully funded executive MBA programme in Dubai.

At the end of the three-year programme, the candidate will be offered the position of Corporate Director or General Manager, before she/he reaches the age of 30 years.

Emaar Hospitality Group has 12 operational hotels and three serviced residences in Dubai under Address Hotels + Resorts; Vida Hotels and Resorts, the upscale lifestyle hotel and residences brand; and Rove Hotels, a contemporary midscale hotel brand. Emaar Hospitality Group now has a pipeline of upcoming projects in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Turkey and Maldives, a testament to its competencies and its expansion strategy to operate hotels in key locations in high-growth markets.


Note to Editors

About Emaar Hospitality Group:

Emaar Hospitality Group LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Emaar Properties PJSC, the Dubai-based global property developer, and manages Emaar’s hospitality and leisure projects globally.

Defining its competency in managing mixed-use property developments, Emaar Hospitality Group owns and manages a diversified portfolio of assets including hotels, serviced residences, golf clubs, polo club, marina and lifestyle dining restaurants.

Emaar Hospitality Group has defined its credentials in the hotel industry with the launch of three brands, each with a distinct niche – Address Hotels + Resorts, Vida Hotels and Resorts and Rove Hotels.

Address Hotels + Resorts has brought a fresh identity to the global hospitality and service sector by setting new benchmarks with its gracious hospitality and exceptional service standards. Address offers a more personal and engaging experience to guests in a premium lifestyle environment, enriching the lives of its guests with luxury, style and elegance. Address Hotels + Resorts is set to operate hotels and serviced residences in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey, Bahrain, Maldives and other key markets in the region as well as in the UAE.

An upscale lifestyle hotel and residences brand, Vida Hotels and Resorts is for the new generation of business executives, entrepreneurs and leisure travellers. Positioned as a lively and vibrant hub where inspiring minds can create, connect and come alive, Vida hotels are a stimulating environment where style meets convenience and interactivity. Vida Hotels and Resorts has two properties in Dubai and is set to operate hotels and serviced residences in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, and other key markets in the region as well as in Dubai.

A contemporary midscale hotel brand that reflects the pulse of Dubai, Rove Hotels is a joint venture between Meraas and Emaar Properties PJSC. Designed for the new generation traveller and highly mobile socially connected global nomads who recognise value, stays connected through technology and gravitate towards culturally-inspired surroundings, Rove Hotels are reliable, modern, fuss-free and super-efficient. Rove Hotels has five properties in well-connected locations across Dubai and is set to operate further properties in the UAE. The leisure assets of Emaar Hospitality Group include Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club and Dubai Marina Yacht Club.

For more information, please contact:

Kelly Home | Nivine William

ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller

+9714 4507 600 |

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