Meliã Desert Palm Dubai appoints director of sales and guest experience manager

by Dina Maaty | 09 Jul 2019

Meliã Desert Palm Dubai, a boutique polo resort, has appointed Assia Rahhaoui as guest experience and front office manager and Mahmoud Abdelnaby as director of sales. Assia Rahhaoui began her career with the Marriott Hotel Paris Champs-Élysées, France as their sales & marketing executive. Prior to joining Meliã Desert Palm Dubai, Rahhaoui was hotel operations

Ascott names general manager in Riyadh

by Dina Maaty | 08 Jul 2019

The Ascott Limited (Ascott) has appointed Bartlomiej Mart as general manager of its KSA-based luxury serviced residences, Ascott Rafal Olaya Riyadh. “I’m pleased to be joining the Ascott group in KSA,” says Mart. “Since opening its doors in 2017, Ascott Rafal Olaya Riyadh has gone from strength to strength, and I look forward to working

Radisson Blu Media City appoints front of house manager

by Dina Maaty | 07 Jul 2019

Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City has appointed Elliot McKenzie as its new front of house manager. According to the hotel, McKenzie will be overseeing the front office, concierge, spa and pool, and working with the relevant departments to drive new projects, incremental revenue and overall guest satisfaction. Before moving to Dubai and Radisson Blu,

JW Marriott Marquis Dubai appoints hotel manager

by Dina Maaty | 01 Jul 2019

Brian Hashkowitz has re-joined JW Marriott Marquis Dubai as hotel manager. Hashkowitz was part of the pre-opening team of the property. According to JW Marriott Marquis, the new manager will oversee operations at the 1,608-key hotel and its 15 food and beverage outlets. “I’m excited to re-join a property that I have very fond memories

The Ascott Limited appoints director of marketing

by Dina Maaty | 01 Jul 2019

The Ascott Limited has appointed Sophia Berriane as director of marketing for the Middle East, Africa and Turkey. Berriane brings over ten years of experience in marketing, communications and brand development across luxury hotel, hospitality and multinational Fortune 500 brands in the UAE and Africa. “I’m thrilled to be joining The Ascott Limited,” says Berriane.

Action Hotels Company appoints CEO ahead of new property opening

by Dina Maaty | 26 Jun 2019

Dubai-based Action Hotels Company (AHC), which operates three and four-star properties throughout the Middle East, has appointed Christophe Landais as CEO. Landais, former managing director and chief operating officer of Accor in the Middle East, brings more than 30 years of experience in executive hospitality management to AHC. According to the group, he will direct

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi appoints executive chef

by Dina Maaty | 24 Jun 2019

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi has appointed Joseph Murphy as their executive chef. Joseph brings close to 20 years of international experience in the luxury hospitality industry, embarking on his career at the Sheraton Grand London, Park Lane in 2001. “It’s a great pleasure to welcome Chef Joseph to the team. He joins us at

Hilton appoints cluster general manager for four properties in Ras Al Khaimah

by Dina Maaty | 24 Jun 2019

Hilton has appointed Nader Halim as cluster general manager for four of its properties in Ras Al Khaimah. Halim will be managing DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island and DoubleTree by Hilton Ras Al Khaimah, as well as DoubleTree by Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Corniche Hotel & Residences and Hampton By Hilton Al

Upcoming hotel Millennium Al Barsha appoints GM

by Dina Maaty | 20 Jun 2019

Millennium Hotels and Resorts has appointed Christian Palacin as general manager of Millennium Al Barsha, set to open in the summer of 2019. Palacin will be responsible for all aspects of operations. The hospitality professional started his career 25 years ago and has held several senior management positions with international hospitality brands including Sheraton and

Crowne Plaza Dubai appoints safety and security manager

by Dina Maaty | 20 Jun 2019

Crowne Plaza Dubai has appointed Saedeh Mohammed Hassan as safety and security manager. Hassan is the first Emirati to join Crowne Plaza Dubai’s senior management team in the hotel’s 25-year-long history and has vast experience in implementing and sustaining security plans, as well as guaranteeing safety requirements, emergency services, fire protection and protection of assets.

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