The property has appointed Imad Akil as its new general manager, leading a team of over 100 individuals at the hotel.
Having begun his hospitality career in the front office at Jeddah Hilton and Qasr Al Sharq Waldorf Astoria in Saudi Arabia, Akil joined Rotana Hotels in 2008 for the pre-opening of Amwaj Rotana Jumeirah Beach, Dubai.
Since then, he has worked on the pre-opening of two other Rotana hotels and has grown through the ranks as director of front office, director of rooms and most recently as executive assistant manager before joining Centro Barsha as general manager.
Akil counts several achievements in his time so far, being in charge of several hotels in the absence of a general manager as well as assisting the head office with field visits and corporate projects. He has completed numerous training courses in leadership, training and managing teams and organisations.
Commenting on his appointment, Akil said “I am grateful to now lead the team of Rotana’s flagship lifestyle property, Centro Barsha, and to add more successes and achievements to my portfolio by motivating my team and challenging the status quo.”