Shangri-La Hotel Dubai has appointed Hakan Ozel as its new general manager.
Ozel will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the hotel including hotel rooms, serviced apartments and residences as well as the colleagues’ welfare. Prior to his current appointment, he was the general manager at China World Summit Wing, a Shangri-La hotel in Beijing, China.
Ozel has over 13 years of experience with the Shangri-La Group, which has taken him to properties in Dalian, Shenzhen, Wenzhou, Tianjin and Beijing in China, Muscat in Sultanate of Oman and Jakarta in Indonesia. Before joining the Shangri-La family, Mr. Ozel held several positions at luxury hotels spanning China, Egypt, United Arab Emirates and his hometown in Turkey, where he started his career of 23 years in food and beverage management.
Ozel said:“I am honored to be given this wonderful opportunity as General Manager at Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai.
“I am also fortunate to work with a very dynamic and motivated team that undertakes guest services straight from their hearts whilst ensuring that the hotel continues to excel and brings the legacy of hospitality and famed distinctive service that the group is globally renowned for.”