New GM appointed at Palace Downtown

by Patrick Ryan | 19 Oct 2017

David Simon has been appointed as the new general manager of Palace Downtown – which is managed by Address Hotels & Resorts. Formerly the hotel manager, Simon’s new role is driving the hotel’s ongoing growth strategy as well as staff leadership, recruitment, and management. He will continue to direct all aspects of daily operations, revenue generation […]

Millennium Hotels appoints new VP of operations, Middle East and Africa

by Patrick Ryan | 18 Oct 2017

Millennium Hotels and Resorts has appointed Hussein Kahil as vice president of operations, Middle East and Africa. Kahil has over 20 years experience of operational leadership, most recently as senior director of operations MEA for the Wyndham Hotel Group where he was responsible for more than 50 properties. He will report directly to COO, Kevork Deldelian – Kahil […]

Raffles Dubai makes additions to rooms division

by Patrick Ryan | 18 Oct 2017

Raffles Dubai has announced two senior appointments to the rooms division; Sumit Bhardwaj as director of rooms, and Kevin Haddad as front office manager. Overseeing the operation of the rooms division, Bhardwaj is an experienced luxury hotelier with over 17 years of experience. He will be responsible for leading the housekeeping, front office, Raffles butler and […]

W Dubai – The Palm appoints Anne Scott as GM

by Patrick Ryan | 16 Oct 2017

The soon to be opened W Dubai The Palm will be led by general manager Anne Scott. Scott joined W Dubai – The Palm after eight years in Asia Pacific, where she held the role of general manager at the St. Regis Kuala Lumpur Hotel & Residences, St. Regis Sanya Yalong Bay, The Andaman, a […]

New director of materials for Amwaj Rotana Jumeirah Beach, Dubai

by Patrick Ryan | 16 Oct 2017

Monir Al Yazji has joined Amwaj Rotana Jumeirah Beach, Dubai, as director of materials. Monir first joined Rotana hotels in January 2008 overseeing the purchasing teams of three Rotana properties as Cluster Director of Materials and is now part of the management team at Amwaj Rotana. A spokesperson said: “With a career that stretches over […]

New multi-property director of marketing for Al Habtoor City

by Patrick Ryan | 11 Oct 2017

Al Habtoor City Hotel Collection has appointed Haitham Assem to the role of multi-property director of marketing and communications for The St. Regis Dubai, W Dubai – Al Habtoor City and The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City. Assem started his career in hotel operations in his home country Egypt, where he held various roles within the front […]

Bruce is appointed as cluster GM for Hala Arjaan by Rotana

by Patrick Ryan | 09 Oct 2017

Craig Bruce has been named as cluster general manager for Hala Arjaan by Rotana alongside his current profile as general manager at Yas Island Rotana and Centro Yas Island. Craig joined Rotana Hotels in September 2016, prior to which he held positions in the UAE, Bostwana, UK and South Africa. “In his new role, Craig […]

New DOSM for Dukes Dubai

by Patrick Ryan | 08 Oct 2017

Dukes Dubai has appointed a new director of sales and marketing. Hiren Mazgaonkar has joined the team at the five-star hotel and residences on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah. “Dukes Dubai may only have opened earlier this year, but it is already establishing a formidable reputation, with its first-class service, luxury rooms and extensive F&B offering. I […]

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort appoints new mountain guru

by Patrick Ryan | 05 Oct 2017

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort has appointed a new mountain guru.  Maher Al Riyami is responsible for ensuring guests at the five-star resort enjoy an array of indigenous experiences, while putting them in touch with the surrounding culture, history and landscape. “Born and raised in Ash Shirayjah, one of the oldest villages on Al Jabal Al Akhdar, […]

New director of sales for Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain

by Patrick Ryan | 05 Oct 2017

Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain has appointed Karim El Berkchi to the position of director of sales. El Berkchi was previously the cluster director of sales and marketing for the Radisson Blu Hotels in the Omani cities of Muscat and Sohar. This appointment also marks a personal return for him to the hotel group, as he worked with […]

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