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Tatjana Ahmed

Housekeeping Manager at Grand Hyatt Dubai and Functional Specialist Housekeeping for Hyatt Hotels

Tatjana AhmedTatjana started her career in 1983 with a 3 year apprenticeship in hotel management in Germany. She started her housekeeping career in the Middle East in 1989 before joining Hyatt Hotel situated in Dubai in 2001. Her extensive experience and passion for her work has made her a functional specialist in Housekeeping for Hyatt Hotels, carrying out Management Operation Reviews of the Rooms Division Departments and assisting sister hotels in the pre opening phase, ensuring that Hyatt standards are being implemented throughout the housekeeping department.Within the hotel, Tatjana contributes as a member of the diversity and inclusion committee, the hotels sustainability committee and the Sahari Housing committee. Her engagement outside the hotel highlights that she heads the UAE professional housekeepers group as their chair lady and she is a member of the Asian Housekeepers Association.Tatjana is part of the organizing committee and judge of the Housekeepers League of Champions during The Hotel Show, as well a judge at the ME Hospitality Awards for the past three years and a judge at the ME Cleaning, Hygiene and Facilities Awards in 2019. These and other contributions have earned her to be Nr. 21 on the list of Top 25 Woman in Hospitality ME in 2019 and Nr. 4 in 2020.She has also been awarded the Housekeeper of the year by the Hotelier Middle East Magazine in 2008, 2010 and again in 2019.
Insights by Tatjana Ahmed (1)

Is Housekeeping Moving From The Back To The Front Of The House?

I totally agree that housekeepers should walk tall and proud during this time. At LUXXE, we celebrate our "Hygiene Heroes" and they all wear a badge so guests and management are intrigued to ask them "what is a Hygiene Hero?" The staff member can then proceed to explain that they have been elected to this role by their peers and they are given special training and paid a higher hourly rate to take on the added responsibility of ensuring the Housekeeping Department is compliant and that COVID safe cleaning methodologies are being upheld at all times.
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