Yassat Gloria Hotel Apartments, Dubai
A good last day of the week to all of you, and a very good morning from all of us at Servicexcellence!
We had a busy week, roaming around town attending meetings, networking events and development programs. The last we were part of a Leadership Program by ABAMI which took place at the Yassat Gloria Hotel Apartments in Tecom, Dubai. We had past the apartments several times but never had the chance to go inside and have a look. As it was extremely hard to find parking around the property we decided to make use of the valet parking services offered. Up on arrival, it took the valets quite some time to acknowledge that we had parked our car in front of the entrance, but once they saw us from inside, one of them came out, wished us a good morning and welcomed us to Yassat Gloria.
We entered the property and were greeted by the concierge, who noticed that we had no clue of where to go and pointed out the electronic notice board to us. There is was: Leadership Program by ABAMI, 40th floor. We took the elevator upstairs, being curious of how the conference and meeting facilities would be like and expecting to find coffee somewhere around the conference room. Our expectations were not met, they were exceeded.
Yassat Gloria, as well as the Gloria Hotel have been around for quite some time, and people (including us) kept on thinking the property would be outmoded due to their external appearance. We were surprised however when we got out of the elevator on the 40th floor of the building. The conference rooms, had a communal area, held in red and brown shades and reflected a mix of Arabic hospitality and Western design.
The communal hall was designed in a rectangular shape and connected all three rooms on the top floor. On one side, guests were able to enjoy the stunning view and on the other side they were pampered by a buffet filled with fruits, pastries, coffee and tea. The unique thing about the buffet and the welcome break was that its “free flow”‘ – concept. The buffet (or in other words, the banquets team) kept on getting re-filled and offered guests from all rooms to mingle and network in an relaxed atmosphere.
Ranging from small gatherings and social functions to large meetings and conferences, the Yassat Gloria meeting rooms offer the latest audio visual equipment and broadband internet services along with the following amenities: flip charts, projectors and whiteboards. Everything is prepared before the guests’ arrival and even during the day, whether it is the engineering team or the service staff, everyone is helpful, smiling and very accommodating.
We found out that the Yassat Gloria and it’s team, is much more modern and up to a high quality of service, than expected prior to our visit. A proof that assumptions are the end of all beginnings, and one should be more curious and walk around the city with open eyes – even though he or she has lived her all their life.
Yassat Gloria is ideal for small to large meetings and banquets, intimate business dinners, conferences, product launches, or networking events and will be back for many more events.
Have a great weekend,