New director of HR at Amwaj Rotana JBR

by Patrick Ryan | 08 Nov 2017

Amwaj Rotana at at Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) has appointed Andrei Karpovich as director of human resources. Karpovich is no stranger to Rotana Hotels and has over 10 years of hotel experience in the UAE alone. He first joined Rotana in Abu Dhabi in June 2009 and has since expanded his career within the company with two

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts makes major announcement

by Patrick Ryan | 01 Nov 2017

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has appointed Amir Lababedi to spearhead its expansion strategy in Europe and North Africa. Lababedi, who has played a key role leading Mövenpick in the Middle East and Africa, with 47 properties across 10 Arab countries, has assumed the newly-created vice president development Europe & North Africa role, and will be

Ibis Styles Dubai Jumeira announces new GM

by Patrick Ryan | 01 Nov 2017

Ibis Styles Dubai Jumeira has announced the promotion of Muhammad Mujtaba Haider from hotel manager to general manager. In his role, Haider will continue to lead the daily operations of the 191-key property and head the sales and marketing, and food & beverage strategies to ensure healthy occupancy and profitability as well as guest satisfaction.

Corporate director of engineering appointed by Emaar

by Patrick Ryan | 25 Oct 2017

Emaar Hospitality Group has appointed Ibrahima Gaye as corporate director of engineering. A spokesperson for the group confirmed that Gaye Ibrahima will lead and liaise with the property engineering teams to ensure that leading advances in engineering are integrated as part of the operations, especially to support Emaar Hospitality Group’s digital transformation. Olivier Harnisch, chief executive officer

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

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