Interview with Karolina Paliszewska
Hotel Manager, Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City
Tell us three things that set the Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City apart from its competitors…
Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City is the biggest Hilton hotel in the Middle East – with 1004 rooms and suites and impressive meeting facilities. One of the most impressive features is Al Joud ballroom that can host big conferences and even weddings, and La Perle offers the unique opportunity to be transformed to a conference space as well.
In contrast to our great function spaces, we also offer amazing leisure facilities, so our guests can find balance between business and pleasure.
And last but by no means the least, Hilton being part of the Al Habtoor City complex offers guests the advantage to dine in 23 outlets, enjoy three different pool decks, take classes at the Tennis Academy or enjoy the stunning La Perle show.
What are your favourite cultural hotspots in Dubai and why?
Personally, I like to keep a balance between cultural entertainment and relaxation. I enjoy evenings at the Opera just as much as beach days, to relax from the busy hotel environment.
As I started my career in F&B, I’m naturally curious to try out new restaurants and dining options. Whenever I have to show guests around, I take them to the region’s “must-sees” like Burj Kahlifa and even Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, but also make sure they get the chance to explore the old and authentic side of Dubai, by taking them to the “simpler” restaurants like Saarangaa Bhojan Shala in Business Bay. It’s one of my favourites to enjoy a good Indian dinner.
Share with us some of your professional goals for the rest of 2019.
With Ramadan just around the corner, we’re just preparing all of our exciting offerings. I personally love Ramadan – it’s a very special time of the year and I enjoy how a shared Iftar brings friends and family closer together. At Hilton, we’ll offer a great Iftar buffet for the whole family, with a big play area to also keep the kids entertained. For the rest of 2019, we want to build up on our successful group business from the first quarter. We were able to secure big groups like Government Summit or Special Olympics and received amazing feedback from them – so we are very motivated to keep the good work up to deliver the best service and hospitality possible.
For more information
Hotel: Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City
Address: Al Habtoor City – Sheikh Zayed Rd – Dubai
Phone: 04 437 3333