DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES--(Marketwire - Nov 21, 2012) - Of the 5 star hotels in Dubai, JW Marriott Hotel Dubai has received accolades from esteemed magazines and organizations in the Middle East. These have recognised the hotel for its Italian authenticity, overall service, and dedication from its associates.

Cucina, the Italian restaurant in Dubai, has received the Certification of Hospitality from the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the United Arab Emirates, for the second time. Authenticity is vital and in order to be certified as a traditional Italian restaurant, various criteria have to be met. The menu has to be spelt in Italian, in which there should be at least five traditional Italian dishes; the head chef must have qualifications and experience in preparing Italian dishes and the ambiance has to have several elements of Italian origin from furniture to décor. Sicilian born Italian Chef, Francesco Bucca, has certainly played a pivotal role in upholding its high standards by using only the best ingredients from Italy.

JW's Steakhouse has been in operation for more than 15 years in this luxury hotel in Dubai. It remains one of the top steakhouses in town with its multitude of awards and accolades, whilst the traditional German restaurant, Hofbräuhaus, is famed as People's Choice.

An outstanding accolade was received by the Head Chef of JW's Steakhouse who has been there since its opening. Chef Mohammad Iqbal was highly commended at the Caterer Middle East Awards 2012 for 'Chef of the Year' category. He has mastered the art of cooking the perfect steak and knows each one of his regulars' preferences by heart. Judges said guests call up from all over the world to arrange their magical dining experiences.

Hofbräuhaus, the Bavarian restaurant, was awarded 'Favourite Modern European' Award at the 2012 What's On Awards, UAE's undisputed and long-standing People's Choice competition. Currently in their eleventh year, this award giving body continues to set the benchmark to various industries of hospitality, entertainment and leisure.

In addition to these prestigious awards, the 2012 Hotelier Middle East Awards honoured the hotel's Chief Steward, Lourenco Dias as the 'Stewarding Person of the Year' for his impeccable record of organization, dedication and unfailing commitment to the hotel's day to day food and beverage operations.

Richard Scoble, General Manager of the JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, commented:
"I'm very proud of the hotel's achievements and the level of dedication and hard work that has gone into each and every award. Chef Iqbal has done a stellar job in JW's Steakhouse and Lourenco's performance has been above the call of duty."

JW Marriott Hotel Dubai
This magnificent 5-star hotel is strategically located just ten minutes from the Dubai Intl Airport. With 299 spacious rooms which are furnished to meet your highest standards, there is no better Dubai hotel to stay in. Our 52 elegantly designed suites also provide superior amenities and exclusive services. This JW Marriott also provides first class food options, which have been critically acclaimed. Our restaurants include the award-winning JW's Steakhouse, the authentic Italian kitchen Cucina and the ever lively Asian favorite, Bamboo Lagoon. The Griffins Health Club Dubai provides an array of gym facilities along with a rooftop swimming pool and massage therapy suite, providing plenty of time to relax and enjoy this cosmopolitan centre of the Middle East.

The team at JW Marriott Hotel in Dubai understands the desire for personal luxury and offers relevant experiences that respond to the needs of individual travellers -- one guest at a time.

Contact Information:

Katrina Angeles
Cluster Public Relations Executive
Dubai Marriott Hotels
Tel: +971 4 262 4444