Ian Rydin named General Manager at Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai

by Staff Writer | 16 May 2019

Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai appoints Ian Rydin as its new General Manager.  Rydin will oversee the overall operations and strategic direction of the 396-room, five-star property including its eight dining outlets. “I am honored to join Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai and be a key driver in ensuring the success of the

Hospitality Management Holding promotes Haytham Abdelaziz to Director of Operations

by Staff Writer | 16 May 2019

Hospitality Management Holding (HMH), the region’s largest hotel management company specialized in the dry sector and with an expanding portfolio across the Middle East and North Africa, is delighted to announce the promotion of Mr. Haytham Abdelaziz from Cluster General Manager of Bahi Ajman Palace & Coral Beach Resort to the role of Director of


by Staff Writer | 15 May 2019

–Fairmont Dubai is pleased to announce the appointment of James Thompson as Director of Food and Beverage. James brings over 22 years of experience to this role having worked at prestigious hotels and restaurants throughout the United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates. Starting his career in independent restaurants, James has worked at various iconic restaurants

Media One appoints Christopher Lubk as new Director of Food & Beverage

by Staff Writer | 12 May 2019

Christopher Lubk has joined the Media One family as the Director of Food & Beverage. A resident of Dubai for the past 13 years, Christopher moved to the city immediately after completing his Bachelors in Hotel Management from SRH Hotel Akademie in Dresden, Germany. Starting out with Jumeirah back in 2006, Christopher went onto work

Emirates Group appoints Hana Al Awadhi as Vice President HR

by Staff Writer | 04 May 2019

The Emirates Group has announced the appointment of Hana Al Awadhi as Vice President HR earlier this month, overseeing dnata’s HR Business partnership at dnata Airport Operations in Dubai and accross the world. Hana started her career with Emirates in 2006 as a Human Resources Specialist in HR Business Support department, supporting Emirates Airport Services.

New Cluster General Manager of Grand Millennium Dubai and Business Bay

by Staff Writer | 18 Apr 2019

Grand Millennium Dubai and Grand Millennium Business Bay has named Mrad El Khoury as the new Cluster General Manager of the two 5-star properties in Barsha Heights and in Business Bay. El Khoury joins the hotels with a wealth of experience in the Middle East hospitality sector having previously held several positions within international and

Sami Ounalli puts on his Resort Manager hat at Mövenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba

by Staff Writer | 18 Apr 2019

. Mövenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba is pleased to welcome Sami Ounalli as new Resort Manager. The passionate Tunisian hotelier gained his in-depth tourism, hospitality and leadership experience over the last 20 years at hotels and travel agencies throughout the Middle East and Africa. Sami began his career by managing sales and marketing

Rotana President & CEO to step down

by Mahak Mannan | 10 Oct 2018

Omer Kaddouri will continue to steer the management company until the end of 2018, ensuring a smooth and seamless transition to new leadership. Rotana, the regional hotel management company has announced that its current President and CEO, Omer Kaddouri, will be stepping down from the role at the end of 2018. Omer Kaddouri assumed the

New general manager at Centro Barsha by Rotana

by Mahak Mannan | 18 Jun 2018

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

Hili Rayhaan by Rotana appoints new general manager

by Mahak Mannan | 21 May 2018

In his new role, Ibrahim Addam will oversee the provision of first-class hospitality at Rotana’s most recent luxury property in Al Ain. Managing the day-to-day running of Hili Rayhaan by Rotana, Ibrahim’s extensive scope of responsibilities cover all aspects of the hotel’s general operations, including recruitment, procurement, strategy and owner relationship for the 254-room property.

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