Roda Al Bustan and Roda Amwaj Suites acclaimed as regional leaders in hospitality

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Roda Al Bustan and Roda Amwaj Suites

 acclaimed as regional leaders in hospitality


GCC Best Employer Awards honours property and personnel

Roda Hotels and Resorts had two wins at the recent GCC Best Employer Brands awards to honour outstanding professionals and institutions across industries in the region. Roda Al Bustan Dubai Airport Hotel and Roda Amwaj Suites Jumeirah Beach Residence were acknowledged as regional leaders in hospitality at an event held in Dubai to announce and commemorate this year’s winners.

Roda Al Bustan’s general manager, Puneet Baijal, was accorded the title of ‘GCC’s Best General Manager – Hospitality’ in recognition of steadfast commitment to guest satisfaction. The iconic 5-star hotel has 279 rooms and seven award-winning restaurants at an enviable location close to Dubai Airport.

Concurrently, Roda Amwaj Suites won the award in the ‘GCC’s Best Employer’ category for high levels of employee satisfaction. Located in the heart of Jumeriah Beach Residence, the property offers 340 fully-serviced apartments in sizes ranging from 1-bedroom to duplex lofts and penthouses.

Sharon Dhaliwal, VP Learning and Development at Roda Hotels and Resorts, elaborated about both the wins. “We are delighted that our colleague Puneet Baijal has been acknowledged for the excellence we have continued to deliver at Roda Al Bustan for many years,” she stated. “His win is a win for the entire team who work every day, and in every way, in order to uphold the highest standards of service associated with our hotel and our brand.”

“At Roda Hotels and Resorts, we are committed to providing all our guests with warm and winning Arabian hospitality in contemporary settings, and our people are at the forefront of leading and directing these efforts. The recognition accorded to Roda Amwaj Suites as a great employer emphasises the tremendous value we place on our people” she added.

The prestigious Best Employer Brand Awards are hosted jointly by Employer Branding Institute, World HRD Congress, and Stars of the Industry Group, and recognise best practices and outstanding professionalism in several geographical areas.

This year’s GCC edition accounted for winners across Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, who were each presented with citations at the event held at The Address Boulevard on 3 October.    

Photo captions

  1. Roda Al Bustan’s Puneet Baijal is announced as ‘GCC’s Best General Manager – Hospitality’ at the annual GCC Best Employer Brands awards ceremony in Dubai receiving his award from Leon Larkin, President and Founder of the International Association of Hotel GMs and the International Association of Hotel Executives. 
  2. Osama Mamdouh, Hotel Manager, receiving Roda Amwaj Suites ‘GCC’s Best Employer’ award.

Notes to the editor

Roda Hotels and Resorts was established in 2014 as the hospitality arm of Dubai International Real Estate (DIRE), and has steadily expanded its portfolio since inception. The company currently operates 7 properties in Dubai: Roda Al Murooj, Roda Al Bustan, Roda Amwaj Suites JBR, Roda Boutique Villas Jumeirah, Roda Beach Resort, and the new Roda Links Al Nasr.

Additionally, Roda Hotels and Resorts is on schedule to manage three mixed-use hospitality destinations currently under development: Roda Jewel of the Creek, Roda Jewel of Jumeirah Beach and Roda Garhoud.

For more information

Radwa Safwat

Vice President Marketing – Corporate


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