The International School for Butler Administrators and Household Managers is set to play an essential role in enhancing the service delivery for which the region is renowned by opening its first Middle East institution on board Queen Elizabeth 2, now permanently docked at Port Rashid, Dubai.
The British Butler Institute was established over 20 years ago by Principal Gary Williams, a former Butler to a number of royal households. The Institute is present in 16 locations around the world and operates in some of the world’s most popular tourist destinations including the UK, Singapore, China, India, Italy and Mexico.
“In a region so highly regarded for its unparalleled service standards and for its plethora of luxury travel experiences – we are very excited to be providing such a unique learning facility for those employed within the industry and even for those who would like to improve their etiquette and hosting skills for personal reasons.” – Gary Williams, Principal, The British Butler Institute
The institute is scheduled to open on January 26, 2019, by welcoming the first batch of students on board the QE2 for a ten-day butler’s course coached by some of the world’s most talented butlers.
“The QE2 is a British icon and in her 50-year history has been no stranger to hosting some of the world’s most discerning people who have very high expectations in terms of service – so a location such as this is the perfect fit,” added Principal Williams.
The wide selection of courses offered by the institute are designed to provide butler administrators, household personnel, hotel front office staff and private jet and yacht crew the advanced knowledge and tools needed to further develop the art of service etiquette. The courses cover everything from polishing shoes and packing a suitcase, to F&B service etiquette, flower arrangements and interacting with VVIPs.
Out-of-town students have the option of combining learning with a unique leisure, dining and nightlife experience by opting to stay on board the QE2 by availing the special room rates being offered to the students of the Institute.