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

New hotel manager for Wyndham Hotel Dubai Marina

by Patrick Ryan | 26 Jul 2017

Agusti Calbet has been named as the new hotel manager for Wyndham Hotel Dubai Marina. Calbet has more than 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including nine years at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, three years with Spanish chain BlueBay hotels and two years with Armada BlueBay Hotel. “My main goal is to develop

Complex role in Sharjah for Dagher

by Patrick Ryan | 24 Jul 2017

Dany Dagher is the new complex general manager for the Sheraton Sharjah Beach Resort & Spa and Four Points by Sheraton Sharjah. The Canadian national has been in Dubai since 2004 when he joined the Sheraton Jumeira Beach Resort as Director of F&B before being promoted to General Manager of the property in 2009. “I’m

Swiss-Belhotel International makes senior appointment in Bahrain

by Patrick Ryan | 24 Jul 2017

Swiss-Belhotel International (SBI) has promoted Herve Peyre to the position of area general manager for Bahrain.  Peyre (pictured right) has been with the group since September 2013 as the general manager for Swiss-Belhotel Seef Bahrain. Making the announcement, Laurent A. Voivenel, senior vice president, operations and development for the Middle East, Africa and India for Swiss-Belhotel

New general manager for Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers

by Patrick Ryan | 24 Jul 2017

Daniel Kaan has been announced as the new general manager of Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers. Kaan joins from Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain where he held the position of general manager since 2014. “I am delighted to be back after 12 years to Dubai, a pivotal business centre and impressive leisure destination, it is amazing to

New regional VP for Dusit International

by Patrick Ryan | 20 Jul 2017

 Dusit International has appointed Prateek Kumar as regional vice president – EMEA region. Kumar’s new role means he will be responsible for strengthening Dusit’s operations and supporting development efforts in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “In line with our strategy for sustainable and profitable growth, which includes balancing our portfolio of hotels to have half of

New director of sales and marketing for JA Resorts & Hotels

by Patrick Ryan | 19 Jul 2017

JA Resorts & Hotels has named Thomas Grundner  as its new group director of sales and marketing. In his new position, Grundner (pictured right) will oversee all sales, marketing and revenue efforts as the company continues to build on its key growth and development strategies and further cultivate its unique blend of ‘Heartfelt Hospitality’ and

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray appoints new marketing director

by Patrick Ryan | 18 Jul 2017

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray has appointed Raziena Cajee as its new director of marketing and communications. The South African national (pictured right) has over 12 years’ of corporate marketing communications experience and has been working with Jumeirah Group since May 2005. Before joining Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Raziena previously represented corporate brand marketing at Jumeirah Group, leading brand strategy,

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