New director of materials for Amwaj Rotana Jumeirah Beach, Dubai

by Patrick Ryan | 16 Oct 2017

Monir Al Yazji has joined Amwaj Rotana Jumeirah Beach, Dubai, as director of materials. Monir first joined Rotana hotels in January 2008 overseeing the purchasing teams of three Rotana properties as Cluster Director of Materials and is now part of the management team at Amwaj Rotana. A spokesperson said: “With a career that stretches over

New multi-property director of marketing for Al Habtoor City

by Patrick Ryan | 11 Oct 2017

Al Habtoor City Hotel Collection has appointed Haitham Assem to the role of multi-property director of marketing and communications for The St. Regis Dubai, W Dubai – Al Habtoor City and The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City. Assem started his career in hotel operations in his home country Egypt, where he held various roles within the front

Bruce is appointed as cluster GM for Hala Arjaan by Rotana

by Patrick Ryan | 09 Oct 2017

Craig Bruce has been named as cluster general manager for Hala Arjaan by Rotana alongside his current profile as general manager at Yas Island Rotana and Centro Yas Island. Craig joined Rotana Hotels in September 2016, prior to which he held positions in the UAE, Bostwana, UK and South Africa. “In his new role, Craig

New DOSM for Dukes Dubai

by Patrick Ryan | 08 Oct 2017

Dukes Dubai has appointed a new director of sales and marketing. Hiren Mazgaonkar has joined the team at the five-star hotel and residences on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah. “Dukes Dubai may only have opened earlier this year, but it is already establishing a formidable reputation, with its first-class service, luxury rooms and extensive F&B offering. I

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort appoints new mountain guru

by Patrick Ryan | 05 Oct 2017

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort has appointed a new mountain guru.  Maher Al Riyami is responsible for ensuring guests at the five-star resort enjoy an array of indigenous experiences, while putting them in touch with the surrounding culture, history and landscape. “Born and raised in Ash Shirayjah, one of the oldest villages on Al Jabal Al Akhdar,

New director of sales for Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain

by Patrick Ryan | 05 Oct 2017

Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain has appointed Karim El Berkchi to the position of director of sales. El Berkchi was previously the cluster director of sales and marketing for the Radisson Blu Hotels in the Omani cities of Muscat and Sohar. This appointment also marks a personal return for him to the hotel group, as he worked with

Bahi Ajman Palace Hotel appoints new GM

by Patrick Ryan | 02 Oct 2017

Rene Vincent-Ernst has been appointed as the general manager of Bahi Ajman Palace Hotel. Vincent-Ernst brings with him more than three decades of experience in the hospitality industry spanning Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Ferghal Purcell, COO of Hospitality Management Holding, said:“We are delighted to welcome Rene Vincent-Ernst to lead the team at Bahi

New general manager at Grand Millennium Al Wahda

by Patrick Ryan | 28 Sep 2017

Enad Tannous is the new general manager of Grand Millennium Al Wahda. Tannous brings with him over 21 years of hospitality experience within the GCC region, with almost ten years in senior general management positions. “I look forward to working with the Grand Millennium Al Wahda’s highly committed team to further position it as the hotel

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa has new resident manager

by Patrick Ryan | 25 Sep 2017

Sandro Mazza has been appointed as resident manager of Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa in Oman. Mazza joins from Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives, where he was resident manager. Previously, he held the position of resident manager at Shangri‑La Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi. “Sandro holds a proven track record of success

New general manager for The St. Regis Dubai

by Patrick Ryan | 24 Sep 2017

Faiek El Saadani has been promoted to the position of general manager at The St. Regis Dubai. With a career that spans over 19 years in the hospitality sector at some of the world’s leading hotel groups in locations  including UAE, India, Thailand, Azerbaijan, Germany and Poland, El Saadani brings a wealth of experience to his

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