New VP of operations for Avani Hotels & Resorts

by Patrick Ryan | 14 Sep 2017

Alejandro Bernabé has been named as vice president of operations at Avani Hotels & Resorts. Bernabé (pictured right), who joined Avani in January as group director, reports directly to Robert Kunkler, chief operating officer of Minor Hotels. “We are expanding our current portfolio of 18 properties in 12 countries with more than 20 hotels in the

Centro Sharjah by Rotana announces new HR manager

by Patrick Ryan | 29 Aug 2017

Iv Behri has  joined Centro Sharjah by Rotana as the new human resources manager. In his new role, Behri is responsible for the overall manning and maintaining of a fully functional department that provides the hotel employees with efficient and timely services and developing HR strategies. “I am delighted to continue my career in Rotana

Hilton Abu Dhabi and Hilton Al Ain make major appointment

by Patrick Ryan | 28 Aug 2017

Hans Schiller has been appointed as the cluster general manager at Hilton Abu Dhabi and Hilton Al Ain. Schiller has 25 years of experience in the industry spanning the Pan Arab region, including stints in the UAE, Qatar, Egypt, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia. “I strongly believe that the success of a hospitality brand depends on team

Steigenberger appoints hotel manager

by Patrick Ryan | 28 Aug 2017

Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay Dubai has appointed Marijana Mihajlovic as hotel manager. Mihajlovic brings over 20 years of hospitality experience with her that has seen her work for many respected and well-known international brands across Europe and the Middle East. Her previous roles included director of sales and marketing for Movenpick Hotels & Resorts, and subsequently

New HR director for Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

by Patrick Ryan | 23 Aug 2017

Mona Al Hebsi has been named as the new director of human resources at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray. Al Hebsi has over eight years of industry hospitality experience and has worked with Jumeirah through various stages of her career. Hakan Petek, general manager of the resort said: “I am delighted to welcome Mona Al Hebsi to the Jumeirah

Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort appoints new director of sales

by Patrick Ryan | 22 Aug 2017

 Dariya Bushmakina has been appointed as director of sales for Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort. Bushmakina will oversee the aggressive sales and revenue generation for Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort and will specifically target the high end corporate, leisure segments and groups. Kevin Lawless, general manager of Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort, said: “Dariya brings with her a wealth

Pereira appointed at Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort

by Patrick Ryan | 21 Aug 2017

Brian Pereira has been appointed as the front office manager at Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort. Pereira started his career in the United Arab Emirates in 1998 with the Accor Group at the former Sofitel Deira City Centre Hotel & Residence. Promoted from receptionist to assistant front office manager in 2009, he played a key supporting

New cluster GM for Radisson Blu hotels in Muscat and Sohar

by Patrick Ryan | 21 Aug 2017

Radisson Blu Hotel, Muscat and Radisson Blu Hotel, Sohar in Oman has announced the appointment of Tobias Ammon as new cluster general manager. Ammon rejoins the Carlson Rezidor Group following 18 months in Germany as general manager of Dorint Pallas in Wiesbaden. Prior to this Ammon spent over 11 years with Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group holding

Homenidis returns as GM of Meliá Dubai

by Patrick Ryan | 15 Aug 2017

Yannis Homenidis has been appointed as the general manager of Meliá Dubai, taking over from Saurabh Tiwari. His tenure with Meliá Hotels International started in 2011 in Athens. This is not Homenidis’ first spell at Meliá Dubai – he was the general manager from 2013-14 before returning to Meliá Athens, Greece. “Homenidis so far worked with world renowned hospitality groups

New director of sales for Copthorne Hotel Dubai

by Patrick Ryan | 14 Aug 2017

Copthorne Hotel Dubai has appointed Noushad Abdulrahim as director of sales. His career includes stints in South India at Taj Garden Retreat, Kerala and Casa Anjuna, Goa, before moving to the UAE in 2007. “Abdulrahim has worked his way up the ranks following his degree in hotel management at Kerala University which led to an

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