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Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City Team Excels In Hotelier Awards 2010
(18 October 2010)
Senso Spa expert wins Highly Commended Spa Person of the Year while the sommelier is among top five contenders


With one highly commended award and second nominee among top five in the Hotelier Middle East Awards 2010, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City continues its winning streak.

Sunanda Marasinghe, won the Highly Commended Award in the category ‘Spa Person of the Year’ while Madan, second nominee is among the top five regional contenders in the category ‘Sommelier of the Year’.

Sunanda, the spa expert at Senso is not new to the awards as he was also shortlisted in the 2009 awards in the same category. Senso Wellness Centre, the luxurious spa at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City has grown leaps and bounds under his undivided attention and efforts.

“Competition for the ‘Spa Person of the Year’ award this year was fierce with several strong contenders as shared by the awards organisers. This popular peer recognition motivates me to do even better in future”, Sunanda said after receiving his award last week.

“His dedication to learn and become more qualified in his work is second to none. Sunanda aspires for superior guest experience, continuous improvement and team learning. As a team leader Sunanda inspires others with his spirit of excellence”, said Katrin Fichtner, his supervisor.

Sunanda has taken his passion to new scale with a recent qualification of “Personal Trainer”. To develop himself, he is also training to become a certified “Exercise Science Specialist”.

Maruthanayagam Periyasamy (Madan), the Sommelier, was pitted against some of the best peers as among top five shortlisted in the 2010 awards.

Selected among on a regional level from more than 50 entries, Madan has already proved his worth as a truly global wine connoisseur working with the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City. He is an excellent team player and has earned the respect of his team members by developing their knowledge and assisting them in their daily duties.

Adil Souate, F&B Manager at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City said: “Madan takes great pride in his job as a sommelier and continues harnessing his taste for wine like a true connoisseur. His passion of sharing his knowledge with guests and teams alike is wonderful.”

As a dedicated professional, Madan regularly invests his personal time and efforts to study for his diploma and master of wine certificate and visit to famous vineyards across Europe.

The Hotelier Middle East Awards reward the often unrecognised individuals who make the region’s hotels some of the very best in the world.

Now in its sixth year, the Hotelier Middle East Awards has emerged as the most prestigious hospitality awards and recognises a broad range of front-and back-of-house roles. With over 19 categories, the awards cater to every segment of hospitality industry and are eagerly awaited by the peers each year.

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