Appointments

New CCO at AccorHotels

by Mahak Mannan | 29 Nov 2018

AccorHotels has announced the appointment of Yigit Sezgin as its new chief commercial officer, Middle East & Africa. Based in Dubai, Sezgin will oversee all commercial disciplines for the region, including dedicated sales support, digital marketing, brand marketing, communications, loyalty, partnerships, business intelligence, and revenue management. One of his main priorities will be to lead

InterContinental Hotels Appoints New Director Of Marketing

by Mahak Mannan | 25 Nov 2018

Harriet Type has joined the IHG hotel cluster team in Dubai Festival City to head up marketing communications for the InterContinental, InterContinental Residence Suites, Crowne Plaza, and Holiday Inn. Type transferred from Crowne Plaza Dubai located on Sheikh Zayed Road and has been in the region for almost 13 years, having originally moved to the

New Hotel Manager at Hilton Dubai The Walk

by Mahak Mannan | 19 Nov 2018

Hilton Dubai The Walk has announced the appointment of Gisele Clark as the hotel manager at the property. Clark will be joining the hotel with over 20 years of experience in hospitality leadership, which includes managing and motivating teams to ensure they achieve high-quality results. An experienced hotelier, Clark has a proven track record of

Renarte Appoints New GM

by Mahak Mannan | 06 Nov 2018

Renarte General Trading LLC has announced the appointment of Rajath Radhakrishnan as general manager, UAE, a position dedicated to overseeing the company’s overall development and operations in the UAE. A well known industry expert in the field, Radhakrishnan has worked within the hospitality supplies industry for over 15 years in the UAE. He joined Renarte

New COO Joins Al Habtoor Group

by Mahak Mannan | 29 Oct 2018

Al Habtoor Group has appointed Rahim Abu Omar as the new chief operating officer, Hospitality Division. A seasoned hospitality management professional, Abu Omar has played an active role in successfully launching the group’s landmark properties like the Metropolitan Beach Resort & Club, Metropolitan Palace Hotel Dubai, Metropolitan Palace Hotel Beirut, Habtoor Grand Beirut, and Habtoor

New Director Of Operations at Radisson Blu

by Mahak Mannan | 25 Oct 2018

Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City has appointed Tim Reynolds as director of hotel operations. With his extensive knowledge of the market and over 12 years of experience in the hotel sector, Reynolds will oversee the entire hotel’s operation, working with the relevant departments to drive top line revenue, guest satisfaction, and employee engagement. Before

Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Makes A New Appointment

by Mahak Mannan | 22 Oct 2018

The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi has announced the appointment of Bhavesh Rawal as director of off-site business development, a position dedicated to overseeing the hotel’s new outside catering division in Dubai. A well-known hospitality leader and expert in the field, Rawal has led catering divisions for some of the UAE’s largest concerts and events. He

New Director of F&B at Southern Sun Abu Dhabi

by Mahak Mannan | 16 Oct 2018

Shannon Stickells joins Southern Sun Abu Dhabi as the new food & beverage director from Abu Dhabi National Hotels. Utilising over 20 years of specialist experience from leading hotels across globe including Australia, USA, Asia and international cruise ship, Stickells will be responsible for the operations of the hotel’s six F&B outlets including The Foundry

Hyatt Hotels To Hire 10,000 Opportunity Youth BY 2025

by Mahak Mannan | 16 Oct 2018

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced the launch of RiseHY, a new global program designed to pair the hospitality industry’s career opportunities with young people who need them. As part of the initiative, Hyatt hotels around the world commit to hiring 10,000 opportunity youth who are people aged 16 to 24 who are neither in school nor

Emaar Appoints First Female Emirati General Manager

by Mahak Mannan | 15 Oct 2018

Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure business of Emaar Properties PJSC, has set a new milestone in Emiratisation in the hospitality sector with the appointment of UAE National Sharihan Al Mashary as the general manager of Manzil Downtown. Olivier Harnisch, CEO of Emaar Hospitality Group, said: “We are delighted to appoint our first female









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