Aldar Properties appoints general manager for six Yas Plaza Hotels

by Dina Maaty | 23 Sep 2020

Aldar Properties has announced that its hospitality and leisure arm has appointed Saurabh Bakshi as the new area general manager for Yas Plaza Hotels. In his new role, Bakshi will oversee the strategic operations of the Aldar’s clustered portfolio at Yas Plaza on Yas Island. Commenting on the appointment, Jassem Busaibe, Chief Investment Officer at

IHG’s first Hotel Indigo in the GCC announces leadership team appointments

by Dina Maaty | 22 Sep 2020

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG’s) first Hotel Indigo in the GCC has announced its leadership team appointments ahead of the opening in October. Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown will boast 269 rooms, four F&B outlets, bold interiors and works of art throughout the property. General Manager Laura Eggleton will lead a team of 102 professionals at the property

Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek appoints executive assistant manager

by Dina Maaty | 20 Sep 2020

Niccolo Rossi brings over 14 years of hospitality expertise as the newly appointed executive assistant manager at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek. Rossi, an Italian national, will be overseeing the entire operation of this heritage hotel, including 14 food & beverage outlets, 21 meeting venues, and 288 rooms. He has been with the

Boeing appoints chief strategy officer, first chief sustainability officer

by Dina Maaty | 20 Sep 2020

The Boeing Company named B. Marc Allen as chief strategy officer and senior vice president, Strategy and Corporate Development, reporting to President and CEO David Calhoun. The company also names Christopher Raymond as the company’s chief sustainability officer, a newly created position reporting to Executive Vice President, Enterprise Operations and Chief Financial Officer Greg Smith.

Park Inn by Radisson makes Jeddah debut, run by the world’s first female Saudi general manager

by Dina Maaty | 17 Sep 2020

Park Inn by Radisson has announced the opening of its first hotel in Jeddah. The newest addition brings the group’s portfolio to over 45 hotels, resorts and serviced apartments in operation and under development. In addition to celebrating the opening of its latest addition to its growing portfolio in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Maram

London’s The Savoy, A Fairmont Managed Hotel names new managing director

by Dina Maaty | 14 Sep 2020

Fairmont has announced the appointment of Franck Arnold as managing director and regional vice president of The Savoy, A Fairmont Managed Hotel, as of September 21, 2020. His arrival at the hotel precedes the phased reopening of the London hotel, which will start on September 24. Arnold is a figurehead of luxury hospitality with 30

Rose Rayhaan by Rotana appoints general manager

by Dina Maaty | 10 Sep 2020

Rotana has appointed Mamdouh Ali as general manager for Rose Rayhaan by Rotana in Dubai. Ali has been associated with Rotana for over seveb years. With more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Ali progressively occupied more responsible positions at major hotels in Egypt including resort destinations at Hurghada and Sharm el

Ramada Downtown Dubai appoints director of sales and marketing

by Dina Maaty | 09 Sep 2020

Ramada by Wyndham Downtown Dubai has announced the appointment of Moustafa Abdelfattah as its new director of sales and marketing. He will also take on the role of group director of sales for R Hotels’ GCC market.  Before joining Ramada Downtown Dubai, Abdelfattah was the regional sales director for Middle East at Lux Resorts and

Distillery Gastropub appoints head chef

by Dina Maaty | 08 Sep 2020

Distillery Gastropub has promoted Aman Modak to head chef. Formerly sous chef of the kitchen, chef Modak has previously worked at The Loft at Dubai Opera, Le Cirque at The Ritz-Carlton DIFC, and Brasserie Quartier at The St. Regis Dubai. Commenting on his new role, Aman says: “I’m very excited to take on this new

Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort appoints food and beverage director

by Dina Maaty | 07 Sep 2020

Hilton has announced the appointment of Arthur Timlin as food and beverage director at Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort and Spa. With more than 16 years of food and beverage experience in luxury hotel brands, Timlin moves to the Resort from Conrad on Sheikh Zayed Road, where he was responsible for the entire F&B operation

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