Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort appoints new director of sales

by Patrick Ryan | 22 Aug 2017

 Dariya Bushmakina has been appointed as director of sales for Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort. Bushmakina will oversee the aggressive sales and revenue generation for Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort and will specifically target the high end corporate, leisure segments and groups. Kevin Lawless, general manager of Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort, said: “Dariya brings with her a wealth […]

Pereira appointed at Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort

by Patrick Ryan | 21 Aug 2017

Brian Pereira has been appointed as the front office manager at Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort. Pereira started his career in the United Arab Emirates in 1998 with the Accor Group at the former Sofitel Deira City Centre Hotel & Residence. Promoted from receptionist to assistant front office manager in 2009, he played a key supporting […]

New cluster GM for Radisson Blu hotels in Muscat and Sohar

by Patrick Ryan | 21 Aug 2017

Radisson Blu Hotel, Muscat and Radisson Blu Hotel, Sohar in Oman has announced the appointment of Tobias Ammon as new cluster general manager. Ammon rejoins the Carlson Rezidor Group following 18 months in Germany as general manager of Dorint Pallas in Wiesbaden. Prior to this Ammon spent over 11 years with Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group holding […]

Homenidis returns as GM of Meliá Dubai

by Patrick Ryan | 15 Aug 2017

Yannis Homenidis has been appointed as the general manager of Meliá Dubai, taking over from Saurabh Tiwari. His tenure with Meliá Hotels International started in 2011 in Athens. This is not Homenidis’ first spell at Meliá Dubai – he was the general manager from 2013-14 before returning to Meliá Athens, Greece. “Homenidis so far worked with world renowned hospitality groups […]

New director of sales for Copthorne Hotel Dubai

by Patrick Ryan | 14 Aug 2017

Copthorne Hotel Dubai has appointed Noushad Abdulrahim as director of sales. His career includes stints in South India at Taj Garden Retreat, Kerala and Casa Anjuna, Goa, before moving to the UAE in 2007. “Abdulrahim has worked his way up the ranks following his degree in hotel management at Kerala University which led to an […]

New general manager for Coral Beach Resort Sharjah

by Patrick Ryan | 13 Aug 2017

Hospitality Management Holding has promoted  Haytham Aziz to general manager of Coral Beach Resort Sharjah. Aziz has over 17 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He joined Starwood Hotels and Resorts in 2003 where he spent over a decade working his way up with the various brands in the group. Ferghal Purcell, chief operation […]

New DOSM for Al Habtoor City Hotel Collection

by Patrick Ryan | 08 Aug 2017

Al Habtoor City Hotel Collection has appointed John Farrelly as multi-property director of sales & marketing for St. Regis Dubai, W Dubai – Al Habtoor City and The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City.  Farrelly’s most recent role was with Marriott International as market director of sales & marketing for the UAE and previously held the position […]

New assistant director of sales at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront

by Patrick Ryan | 03 Aug 2017

Ayesha Siddiqui has joined the team at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront as assistant director of sales. Commenting on her appointment, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront general manager David Allan said: “We’re fortunate to have Ayesha on board with us and look forward to her contribution to being the friendliest five star hotel in Dubai.” […]

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts appoints new CFO

by Patrick Ryan | 02 Aug 2017

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has appointed a new chief financial officer (CFO) to its executive team. Michel Checoury (pictured right) brings 13 years of experience to the role and will report to the company’s president & CEO, Olivier Chavy. “Michel brings to the role a wide range of advanced technical and commercial experience, gained with […]

Major appointment by Hilton in Egypt

by Patrick Ryan | 27 Jul 2017

Hilton has named Mohab Ghali as vice president operations for Egypt and North Africa. An Egyptian-Italian national and lifelong hotelier with more than 25 years’ experience, Ghali has a proven track record of managing all aspects of hotel operations, opening seven Hilton properties in 11 years across four different brands. “With a Hilton hotel or […]

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