Millennium Airport Hotel appoints assistant director of sales

by Patrick Ryan | 16 Apr 2017

Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai has appointed Azel Casianan as its new assistant director of sales. In her new role, Azel will chiefly be in-charge of strengthening business ties with the existing clients, as well as generating leads for new accounts. She will also assist the director of sales and marketing in carrying out the various […]

Cadillac to give out luxury cars at Hotel News events

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Apr 2017

BNC Publishing has partnered with Cadillac to offer exciting prizes to lucky hoteliers at the Leaders in Hospitality Awards presented by Rikan and the GM Leaders Awards presented by Rikan, taking place in May. A Cadillac XT5 will be given away for a limited period to a hotel general manager at the GM Leaders Conference, […]

Rixos appoints UAE cluster director of marketing

by Patrick Ryan | 06 Apr 2017

Rixos Hotels has appointed Ali Ozbay as cluster director of marketing and communications in the UAE. Ozbay will oversee the marketing operations of the three Rixos Hotels in the UAE namely Rixos The Palm Dubai, Rixos Bab Al Bahr and Rixos Premium Dubai. He will be responsible for directing all aspects encompassing strategic development, content development, […]

Committee appointed to manage Wyndham properties

by Patrick Ryan | 05 Apr 2017

A joint executive committee has been appointed to manage both the Wyndham Dubai Marina and TRYP by Wyndham Dubai. Spearheading the committee is Rogier M. Hurkmans as cluster general manager, who will be responsible for leading daily operations and overseeing more than 400 hotel associates. Hurkmans has more than 20 years of experience serving global […]

Swissôtel Hotels and Resorts opens second property in Saudi Arabia

by Patrick Ryan | 30 Mar 2017

Swissôtel Hotels and Resorts has opened its second hotel in Saudi Arabia. The Swissôtel Al Maqam Makkah has 1,624 rooms and is aimed at smart travellers. Sami Nasser, chief operating officer, AccorHotels luxury brands, Middle East  said: “We are delighted to open our second Swissôtel hotel in the Holy City and begin welcoming pilgrims and guests. […]

Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai hires assistant marketing manager

by Patrick Ryan | 27 Mar 2017

Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai has appointed Sheryl Aquiatan as the new assistant marketing manager. In 2007 Aquiatan  got her first hospitality experience at Ramada Hotel Bur Dubai before joining the Millennium Plaza Hotel in 2011 as Sales and Marketing Executive before taking the position of cluster assistant marcom manager for Ramada Plaza JBR and Ramada Sharjah […]

New general manager at Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi

by Patrick Ryan | 27 Mar 2017

Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi has promoted Mark Sterner to the position of general manager. Sterner has held the position of hotel manager of the five-star hotel since 2014. Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi regional vice president and managing director Mark Griffiths said:”Over the past five years, Mark has proven himself to be a dedicated, talented and forward-thinking hotelier. […]

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 […]

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