Global RLI Awards 2017 – An unforgettable evening!
Date : May, 2017
Held at the Palazzo Versace hotel in Dubai, UAE on 10 May 2017, Retail and Leisure International’s Twelfth Global RLI Awards, in association with Chalhoub Group, once again provided a spectacular evening in recognition and celebration of the most visionary and innovative retail and leisure concepts from across the globe.
Where better to showcase the highest possible standards to key global industry leaders than the world’s most talked‐about retail destination?
The night started with a fantastic champagne reception and complimentary bar, after which guests were invited to be seated for the main event of the evening, which included entertainment in the form of the West End show ‘Motown’, sponsored by Cityland Mall, an exquisite four‐course meal and, of course, the awards ceremony itself. To close the evening perfectly there was a spectacular After Party with complimentary bar, offering an ideal opportunity to celebrate to all of this year’s winners.
In her opening speech, RLI Publisher Jayne Rafter said: “Tonight, we pay tribute to the very best of the best, the innovators and those that dare to push the boundaries; we reward those dynamic projects and concepts that excite the senses with stunning architecture, exemplary customer service, products that ‘wow’ and that aren’t afraid to take risks, refusing to settle for anything but the very best.”
And the winners are...
RLI Future Project 2017 Sponsored by Arabian Oud Winner: Jumeirah Central, Dubai, UAE Highly Commended: Sunshine 100 Wenzhou Center, Wenzhou, China
RLI Most Anticipated Opening 2017 In association with Chalhoub Group Winner: Iran Mall, Tehran, Iran Highly Commended: Doha Festival City, Doha, Qatar
RLI Most Innovative Retail and Leisure Concept 2017 In association with Harrods Winner: Level Kids, Dubai, UAE Highly Commended: CITY WALK, Dubai, UAE Special Recognition: Imagine at Dubai Festival City, Dubai, UAE
RLI International Retail and Leisure Destination 2017 Sponsored by Godiva Winner: Mall of Qatar, Doha, Qatar
RLI International Shopping Centre 2017 Sponsored by MK Illumination Winner: Shoppes at Parisian, Macao, China Highly Commended: Parc Central, Guangzhou, China
RLI Shopping Centre Renovation 2017 In association with Virgin Megastore Winner: Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, UAE Highly Commended: MEGA Teply Stan, Moscow, Russia
RLI Retail Excellence 2017 Sponsored by Water‐front Muscat Winner: Godiva
RLI UK Retailer 2017 Sponsored by Umdasch Shopfitting Winner: SuperGroup
RLI International Retailer 2017 Sponsored by Jeddah Economic Company Winner: Karaca
RLI Middle East Retailer 2017 Sponsored by HyperMedia Winner: Baraka Retail Group
RLI Emerging Market Retailer 2017 In association with Alkaş Winner: Beverly Hills Polo Club
RLI Global Leisure Operator 2017 Sponsored by Reem Mall Winner: 54° East
RLI Developer 2017 Sponsored by Design International Winner: Meraas
RLI Designer 2017 In association with Nakheel Winner: 5+design Highly Commended: Design International
RLI Contractor 2017 In association with Dubai Duty Free Winner: Umdasch Shopfitting
RLI Interior Excellence Award 2017 Sponsored by Sign Works Winner: Tryano, Abu Dhabi, UAE
RLI Rising Star 2017 Sponsored by SFD Winner: Simit Sarayi
Keep space free in your diaries for our annual RLI Connect Global and Global RLI Awards 2018, to take place over the 8‐10th May in London next year.
One more date for your diary, RLI Connect MENA will be taking place 23rd – 25th October in Istanbul at the Vodafone Arena.