Emaar Hospitality Group launches global hunt for ‘world’s greatest hospitality talent’ for under 26-year-olds

  • Three-year talent development programme to hone one talented youngster for corporate director or general manager position
  • First of its kind global initiative that underlines Emaar’s focus on nurturing young talent for the hospitality industry
  • Submissions open at WWW.THEWORLDSGREATESTHOSPITALITYTALENT.COM; top 8 candidates to be invited and casted in Dubai, and one winner to be selected

Dubai, UAE; March 19, 2018: Are you below the age of 26 years? Are you passionate about the hospitality industry? Are you creative, innovative and a go-getter? The opportunity to jumpstart your career for a corporate director/general manager role in the hospitality industry has just opened for you.

Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure business of Dubai-based global developer Emaar Properties, has announced a first of its kind global initiative to scout for the ‘World’s Greatest Hospitality Talent.’

Open for all young talents below the age of 26 years from anywhere in the world, Emaar Hospitality Group’s 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 nurturing programme.

Olivier Harnisch, Chief Executive Officer of Emaar Hospitality Group, said: “Our youth defines the future of the hospitality industry. With the guest profile changing and a new generation of travellers and entrepreneurs demanding new hospitality experiences, it is important to have youthful thinking and young leaders, who can lead the industry to the next era. We have always focused on nurturing new talents, and this unique initiative aims to open doors for young people to learn about the industry from the experts and build for themselves a rewarding career in a managerial role. At Emaar Hospitality Group, we embrace diversity and encourage talents from any background to apply”.

Young men and women with a passion for the industry can apply for the coveted opportunity online through the submission of a personal video at WWW.THEWORLDSGREATESTHOSPITALITYTALENT.COM. Eight candidates will be short-listed and invited to Dubai in July for a one-week casting that will combine traditional and innovative selection techniques, such as a performance at Dubai Opera and team-based business simulations.

A dedicated casting centre will evaluate the eight short-listed candidates for their personality, creativity, innovative approaches and genuine passion for the industry. One candidate will emerge as the winner – the world’s greatest hospitality talent – who will undergo a three-year training under Emaar Hospitality Group’s senior leaders and work across the board to gain hands-on insights on corporate hospitality leadership.

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.

In the role of Interim General Manager, 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 other related activities. The candidate will also pursue a fully funded executive MBA programme in Dubai.

Emaar Hospitality Group’s ‘World’s Greatest Hospitality Talent’ initiative builds on the company’s focus on driving an innovative service culture programme that aims to transform every touch point of the guest journey into a genuine lifestyle experience. Nurturing next generation talent is an important part of the initiative, which will inculcate a ‘service culture’ and build the desired leadership skills.

Emaar Hospitality Group now has 11 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.

For more details on the talent scout, log on to: WWW.THEWORLDSGREATESTHOSPITALITYTALENT.COM  


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 Dubai.

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, 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 four properties in well-connected locations across Dubai and is set to operate further properties in the city. The leisure assets of Emaar Hospitality Group include Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club and Dubai Marina Yacht Club. www.emaar.com

For more information, please contact:
Kelly Home | Nivine William
ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller
+9714 4507 600
kelly.home@bm.com | nivine.william@bm.com

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