Hyatt Hotels has appointed Fathi Khogaly as the new general manager at Grand Hyatt, Dubai. He assumes his new role after taking over from David Mansfield, who has now been selected as area vice president operations for Hyatt Hotels Dubai.
Fathi Khogaly joins Grand Hyatt from his recent role as general manager at Hyatt Regency Dubai. Prior to this, he managed Grand Hyatt Dubai as hotel manager between 2010 and 2013.
Commenting on his new appointment, Khogaly said: “I am very excited about the opportunity and very happy to return to Grand Hyatt Dubai. I am honored to have been given this great chance to manage and lead one of our flagship properties in the region.”
An Egyptian national, Khogaly started his career with Hyatt in 1987 in Egypt, at the Hyatt Regency Cairo, in the F&B department. He transferred to Hyatt Regency Dubai in 1988 and worked for ten years in various roles in the F&B, catering and events departments. Khogaly also held the roles of resident manager at Hyatt Regency Dubai from 2007 to 2009, apartment manager for The Galleria from 2006 to 2007 and opening director of events at the Grand Hyatt Dubai from 2002 – 2005.