Appointments

Ian Rydin named General Manager at Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai

by Staff Writer | 16 May 2019

Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai appoints Ian Rydin as its new General Manager.  Rydin will oversee the overall operations and strategic direction of the 396-room, five-star property including its eight dining outlets. “I am honored to join Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai and be a key driver in ensuring the success of the

Hospitality Management Holding promotes Haytham Abdelaziz to Director of Operations

by Staff Writer | 16 May 2019

Hospitality Management Holding (HMH), the region’s largest hotel management company specialized in the dry sector and with an expanding portfolio across the Middle East and North Africa, is delighted to announce the promotion of Mr. Haytham Abdelaziz from Cluster General Manager of Bahi Ajman Palace & Coral Beach Resort to the role of Director of

SOFITEL THE PALM APPOINTS SHAMIA ABDUL AZIZ AS ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF MARKETING, PR AND COMMUNICATIONS

by Staff Writer | 15 May 2019

Sofitel The Palm proudly announces the selection of Shamia Abdul Aziz for the position of Assistant Director of Marketing, PR and Communications at the award winning five-star Resort & Spa. Within the framework of her new role, Abdul Aziz will be responsible for developing all marketing and communications strategies, executing local and global marketing campaigns

ST. REGIS SAADIYAT , ABU DHABI WELCOMES NEW EAM SALES & MARKETING

by Staff Writer | 15 May 2019

Janet Abrahams brings more than two decades of luxury hospitality expertise to the prestigious resort in her new commercial leadership role. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Janet Abrahams has been appointed as the new Executive Assistant Manager of Sales & Marketing – Spa and Recreation at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi.

JAMES THOMPSON APPOINTED AS DIRECTOR, FOOD & BEVERAGE, FAIRMONT DUBAI

by Staff Writer | 15 May 2019

–Fairmont Dubai is pleased to announce the appointment of James Thompson as Director of Food and Beverage. James brings over 22 years of experience to this role having worked at prestigious hotels and restaurants throughout the United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates. Starting his career in independent restaurants, James has worked at various iconic restaurants

Media One appoints Christopher Lubk as new Director of Food & Beverage

by Staff Writer | 12 May 2019

Christopher Lubk has joined the Media One family as the Director of Food & Beverage. A resident of Dubai for the past 13 years, Christopher moved to the city immediately after completing his Bachelors in Hotel Management from SRH Hotel Akademie in Dresden, Germany. Starting out with Jumeirah back in 2006, Christopher went onto work

TAUFIK GHAFOUR AS THE NEW DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING AT NOVOTEL & ADAGIO ABU DHABI AL BUSTAN

by Staff Writer | 08 May 2019

A Palestinian-Lebanese national, Taufik has over 13 years of experience in hospitality. He started his career in 2006, at the Four Seasons Hotel Limassol Cyprus as a Wedding Planner. Seasoned hospitality professional, Taufik has successfully developed his career with his experience in Food & Beverage, Corporate, MICE & Leisure Sales. Prior to his appointment, he

Emirates Group appoints Hana Al Awadhi as Vice President HR

by Staff Writer | 04 May 2019

The Emirates Group has announced the appointment of Hana Al Awadhi as Vice President HR earlier this month, overseeing dnata’s HR Business partnership at dnata Airport Operations in Dubai and accross the world. Hana started her career with Emirates in 2006 as a Human Resources Specialist in HR Business Support department, supporting Emirates Airport Services.

New Cluster General Manager of Grand Millennium Dubai and Business Bay

by Staff Writer | 18 Apr 2019

Grand Millennium Dubai and Grand Millennium Business Bay has named Mrad El Khoury as the new Cluster General Manager of the two 5-star properties in Barsha Heights and in Business Bay. El Khoury joins the hotels with a wealth of experience in the Middle East hospitality sector having previously held several positions within international and

New GM At Crowne Plaza Dubai-Deira

by Mahak Mannan | 14 Apr 2019

Crowne Plaza Dubai-Deira has announced the appointment of its new general manager, Georges El Hachem. El Hachem holds a degree in Hospitality Management and started his journey with the IHG brand when he joined Phoenicia InterContinental Beirut in April 2002 trying himself in various roles of food & beverage, housekeeping, reservations, and sales departments. El Hachem









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