R Hotels announces the promotion of Vijil Velappan as the new cluster security manager of its three Dubai properties – The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel, Ramada by Wyndham Downtown Dubai, and ibis Styles Jumeira Dubai.
Prior to the promotion, he was the security manager at Ramada by Wyndham Downtown Dubai. He also worked as an assistant safety and security manager, and hygiene officer at Sheraton Khalidiya Hotel in Abu Dhabi. He has more than 15 years of experience in the field of safety and security in the UAE and was a member of the Indian Air Force security branch for more than 17 years.
Samir Arora, the cluster manager for the three properties, commented: “The teams at The Retreat Palm Dubai, Ramada by Wyndham Downtown Dubai, and ibis Styles Jumeira congratulate Vijil on his well-earned promotion. As we place utmost priority on the safety and security of our guests, we have full confidence in his ability to lead the security teams in each hotel and he has our full support in his new role.”