MEA UAE Business Awards 2017

MEAMARKETS / UAE BUSINESS AWARDS 2017 99 , UA170067 UA170101 After over 14 years of serving loyal clients, nails® has set the standards for the nail care and grooming industry in Abu Dhabi - a lofty statement indeed but one which the firmhave proven over and over again across all the years of serving one blissful client after the other. We invited Founder Nadine Abdou to tell us more. Oaks Hotels & Resorts is one of Australasia’s largest apartment style accommodation providers, managing a portfolio of over 52 properties across five countries including Australia, NewZealand, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates and India. We profile the firm to find out more. Luxury Nails’ Salon of the Year 2017 - UAE Best Apartment Style Accommodation Provider 2017 Nails is an innovative nail salon based in the heart of the Abu Dhabi. Nadine outlines the secrets behind the establishment’s success so far. “Here at nails, the rationale behind our success is quite simple; throughout our history we never lost sight of what mattered to us most: our clients. We set out to lead and the only way to do that was to ensure a 100% commitment to client satisfaction each and every time. It was not only the awards, nor the number or location of our studios, or even the qualifications of our staff that got us here today: It was our clients’ unconditional love, support and loyalty. It is our single-minded obsession to guarantee we give what is expected from us – a superior quality of services in an immaculate setting by expert technicians at a great value. “Fundamentally, we believe that nails® has a uniqueness in every aspect that ranges from the quality of services to the interiors of its studios. In order Oaks Hotels & Resorts offers a unique blend of stylish city hotels in central, sought-after locations and relaxed, resort style properties in picturesque tourist destinations. Accommodating short and extended stays, the firm is an affordable option for singles, couples, families and groups alike looking for superior accommodation, friendly service and quality onsite leisure. An upscale brand, Oaks offers guests a genuine and flexible service, ensuring peace of mind and essential comforts combined with homely and, honest guest service. Part of Minor International (MINT), Oaks is able to leverage the support of one of the largest hospitality and leisure companies in the Asia Pacific Region, operating over 150 hotels and resorts, 1,900 restaurants, and 307 retail trading outlets in Thailand and in 32 markets from Africa to Australia, including South America and Europe. Based in Bangkok, Thailand, it operates hotels under the to complement our high-end services, it is very important for us to provide a calm relaxing ambience that will allow our clients to feel comfortable and relaxed. This is accomplished by our customized interior assets and props that are designed to give this unique memorable feel. Also, our attention to the slightest details that range from music, design, arrangements to the attire and hosting attitude of our technicians all join together to deliver an exceptional upscale experience.” Looking ahead, Nadine is keen for nails to grow even further and support even more clients, as she proudly concludes. “Our plan for the future is to grow organically across the Middle East and make our superior services accessible to all those who wish to indulge in the simple pleasures of being a woman.” Anantara, AVANI, PER AQUUM, Oaks, Tivoli, Elewana Collection of hotel brands, and also owns The Pizza Company, Thai Express, and Riverside Restaurant franchises, and operates restaurants under the Swensen’s, Sizzler, Dairy Queen, Burger King, and The Coffee Club brands in Thailand and other countries. Currently, Oaks operates two properties in UAE apart from the 52 properties in Australasia and soon to open doors in Doha. Considering the vibrant economy of UAE and the larger GCC market, the firm are definitely pursuing some key projects in the region, and this will provide it with many great opportunities to build upon its current success. Company: nails – the modern manicure studio Contact: Nadine E. Abdou (Founder of Nails) Email: [email protected] Address: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Al Muhairy Center (Flat no. 502), Khalidiya Street Phone: +9712 885 6000 Company: Oaks Hotels & Resorts Contact: Siva Ram Putta Email: [email protected] Address: Dubai, P.O.Box 31303, UAE Phone: 00971 4 436 3434