The Most Prestigious General Manager Award Program in Hospitality & Tourism Industry around the world

Nominate for Year 2023



2022 Winners

Belal Al-Kadry

Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel

Best General Manager


Carlo Javakhia

The Ritz-Carlton, Doha

Best General Manager


Kunal Shanker

InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort

Highly Successful General Manager


Pedro Rodriguez

Al Manara, A Luxury Collection Hotel

Best General Manager


Jean-Claude Messant

Royal Mansour Marrakech

Best General Manager


Vijai Singh

Intercontinental Fujairah Resort

Most Valuable General Manager

United Arab Emirates

Jacco Van Teeffelen

Fairmont Mayakoba

Best Innovative General Manager


Richard Bussiere

The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue

Best General Manager

United States

Wolfgang Kiesel

Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre Hotel & Residences

Most Valuable General Manager


Pierre-Henri Bovsovers

W Verbier

Best General Manager


Saad Khayat

Makkah Hotel & Towers

Best Hospitality Leader

Saudi Arabia

Saeid Heidari

The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest

Best General Manager


Mr. Kristian Smedegaard Petersen

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa

Best General Manager


Haythem Al Ayoobi

Shaza Riyadh Hotel Residences

Best General Manager

Saudi Arabia

Göksenin Kürkcü

Wyndham Grand İstanbul Kalamış Marina Hotel

Best Innovative General Manager


Lina Abdullah

Oakwood Hotel & Residence Sri Racha

Best General Manager


Ciriaco Campus

Reid's Palace, A Belmond Hotel

Best General Manager


Pankaj Gupta

Crowne Plaza New Delhi Mayur Vihar Noida

Most promising General Manager


Burak KOÇ

Blue Dreams Hotel & Spa

Best Customer friendly General Manager


Figen Caglar

Cloud7 Residence Ayla Aqaba

Best Emerging General Manager


Kaustubh Sur

Oakwood Hotel & Residence Bangkok

Most promising General Manager


Christopher Baker

Amari Dhaka

Best General Manager


Joseph Henri Arnulphy

Constance Hotels, Resorts & Golf

Best Young General Manager


Hesham Makram


Best General Manager


Featured Winners

Karim Bizid

The Oberoi Dubai
Dubai, UAE

Best General Manager in UAE

I am an award winning hospitality executive with and strong records of pre-openings and managing several Luxury Hotels. After years of experience in hospitality (Leisure and Business), I have build a reputation for strong customer service, stimulate repeat patronage, and strong relationship with owner and investors.

Carlo Javakhia

The Ritz-Carlton, Doha

Best General Manager in Qatar

More than 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry, having worked at hotel chains in Greece, including Aquis Hotels & Resorts and Mareblue Hotels & Resorts. He joined Majestic Hotel Tower - a family-run company affiliated with M Management Company - in Dubai over three years ago as F&B director.

Robert-Jan Woltering

Fairmont Mayakoba

Best Hospitality Leader in Mexico

I am an all-round dynamic VP and GM with excellent analytical and implementation skills, above all an entrepreneur looking for new and better ways to adapt the hotels to the fast-paced environment. I set ambitious targets and raise the bar with my teams.

Cesare Mansi

Camperio Collection

Best Young General Manager in Europe

Small steps from porter to receptionist, becoming booking agent and then becoming General Manager. Organizing events, coordinating the front office or back office, organizing transfers to / from abroad, problem solving: some of the characteristics of my professional and personal background.

Why International GM Awards

Recognition & Rewards

International GM Awards is the one and only award program exclusively designed for the General Managers of Hotels & Tourism

Worldwide Promotion

Being part of this award program, all our nominees and winners receive world wide recognition and branding.

Customer Growth

Consumers always love to experience the product which is led by the global leaders. This creates a strong credibility on your brand

Networking Opportunities

Join with us to meet the achievers in hotel and tourism industries around the world. We offer a unique platform - "winners meet winners"

Staff Recognition

Every employee or management team would love to work with the General Manager who is recognized worldwide. Take your leadership next level

Online Website Profile

Being part of the prestigious International GM Awards, Your profile will be listed on our website and highlighted to the Hotel & tourism industry professionals.


  • Best General Manager
  • Most promising General Manager
  • Highly Successful General Manager
  • Best Hospitality Leader
  • Best Emerging General Manager
  • Best Employee friendly General Manager
  • Most Valuable General Manager
  • Best Young General Manager
  • Best Customer friendly General Manager
  • Best Innovative General Manager

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Frequently Asked Questions


International GM Awards is exclusively designed for the General Managers ( Entry level to Senior level, Individual to Group of Hotels) who are working in the hospitality industry such as Hotels, Travel Companies, Tourism Boards, Attractions, Theme Parks, Spa, Restaurant industry

All the nominations are self-nomination basis. Means, Either you or your team can nominate your company GM for the International GM Awards

Voting & Judging

Fee / Cost Involved

There is NO nomination or No Registration fee to enter into International GM Awards

Incase if you choose to become one of the winner then you are required to order any of the winner package to receive the RIGHTS to use International GM Awards Logo, Brand Name and winner announcement.

Please refer the winner package inclusions and price details at

Winner package helps you to promote your winning and take your branding to the next level. We have designed a variety of winner packages with lots of promotional benefits. 

The Winner package includes the following

  • RIGHTS to use International GM Awards Logo, Brand Name & Winner announcement to the public.
  • Winner Trophy
  • Winner Plaque
  • Winner Certificate - digital
  • Winner Badge - Digital
  • Website Listing Services & etc.

Please refer to the winner package details at