Major appointments for ATM PR firm

by Patrick Ryan | 20 Mar 2017

One of Dubai’s leading B2B PR firms has appointed a new general manager and senior account manager. James Lakie has been named as the general manager of Shamal Communications who are the lead PR firm for Arabian Travel Market and Dukes Dubai. The new appointments coincide with the completion of Shamal’s rebrand and the launch […]

Saudi Arabia appoints first female GM

by Patrick Ryan | 17 Mar 2017

The Rezidor Hotel Group has made history by appointing the first female general manager in Saudi Arabia. Maram Kokandi  has been confirmed as the general manager of a new Park Inn by Radisson Hotel in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, scheduled to open later this year. The Rezidor Hotel Group CEO and President Wolfgang M Neumann said: “We are […]

St. Regis Abu Dhabi appoints director of marketing

by Patrick Ryan | 14 Mar 2017

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi has appointed Sona Shah to the position of director of marketing. Sona’s previous hospitality marketing experience includes roles with The May Fair Hotel London as well as 13 Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotels in the UK, prior to joining Starwood Hotels & Resorts in January 2014. The St. Regis Abu Dhabi […]

Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah appoints GM

by Patrick Ryan | 13 Mar 2017

Alan Stocker has been appointed as general manager of Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah. This will be Stocker’s third Waldorf Astoria property since joining Hilton in 2011, having previously managed an island resort in the Maldives and a city hotel in Beijing. Stocker said:”“My leadership style is founded on ensuring high service levels and brand […]

New director of sales MICE for Millennium Airport Hotel

by Patrick Ryan | 12 Mar 2017

Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai has appointed Anupam Singh as assistant director of sales – MICE. His previous roles include positions with Jumeirah, InterContinental and Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai director of sales Binu Varghese said:”Anupam will be a great support and asset to the team specially Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai is becoming one of […]

Media One Hotel appoints new outlet manager

by Patrick Ryan | 07 Mar 2017

Dubai’s Media One Hotel has appointed Roxana Marcu as the outlet manager for Qwerty. Roxana started her career in the Middle East in Oman in 2010. She moved to Dubai in 2011 and worked in independent restaurants before joining Media One. Roxana said:“I chose Media One because of the friendly vibe I felt when I first […]

Rotana promotes Sam El Asmar to Corporate Vice President – Revenue & Distribution

by Patrick Ryan | 06 Mar 2017

Rotana has promoted Sam El Asmar to the position of corporate vice president – revenue and distribution. El Asmar was previously corporate director of revenue,  he joined Rotana in 2012 bringing with him 14 years of experience in hotel revenue management and distribution. COO of Rotana Guy Hutchinson said:“Sam has been instrumental in putting together a […]

Capital Centre Arjaan appoints executive housekeeper

by Patrick Ryan | 28 Feb 2017

Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana has appointed Sailesh Nagavenkatha as its new executive housekeeper.  Before this role, he was housekeeping manager at Hyatt Place Hotel, Dubai. “I am very excited to be given this opportunity to work with a well renowned brand like Arjaan,” he said. “I look forward to interacting with our long stay guests […]

New general manager for St Regis, Al Habtoor Polo Resort

by Patrick Ryan | 27 Feb 2017

Andrew Henning has been appointed as general manager of the St Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club, ahead of the property’s opening later this year. The Northern Irish man will oversee the 151 key resort which will be the first  equestrian themed St Regis resort in the world. Henning said: “Following the long-standing […]

Anantara ventures into Europe with Algarve opening

by Patrick Ryan | 23 Feb 2017

Tamir Kobrin has been appointed as general manager of Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort in Portugal. It marks Anantara’s first property in Portugal and the brand’s first foray into Europe. Kobrin said:“This is an exciting opening for Anantara. Whilst Portugal is a well-known travel destination, Anantara’s authentic luxury will immerse guests in the Algarve’s classic charms, […]

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