Opening during the 75th anniversary of the InterContinental brand, the resort which is situated along the breath-taking shores of the Arabian sea, will be headed up by General Manager Mohamed Mahmoud. With over twenty years of experience at IHG Hotels & Resorts, this is Mohamed’s third hotel opening, having previously opened resorts in Saudi Arabia and Fujairah.
The resort’s six restaurants and bars which are inspired by the surrounding nature of the mountains, desert & sea, will be overseen by the Director of Food and Beverage, Jae Hak Lee. A chef by trade, including three years as Executive Chef at InterContinental Fujairah, Hak Lee will be responsible for providing exceptional experiential dining and joins from InterContinental Regency Bahrain.
Jakub Adamowicz will ensure the upkeep of the 351-room resort, which includes suites and villas, as Director of Engineering. A specialist in opening and re-branding, Jakub has close to 20 years of hospitality experience and was most recently multi-property Director of Engineering in Doha.
The Sales and Marketing team will be led by Director of Sales and Marketing Natalie Litowtschik, who brings a wealth of experience in luxury pre-openings across the United Arab Emirates and in Seychelles.
Carey White, whose 30 years of experience includes resorts in the Middle East, Asia, Australiasia joins as Director of HR, whilst Maroun Darou, who has 14 years experience with IHG Hotels & Resorts, joins as Director of Finance. Maroun was most recently Cluster Director Finance and Business Support looking after IHG Hotels & Resorts across Kuwait.
Mohamed Mahmoud, General Manager, said: “I’m delighted to have onboarded my leadership team and look forward to working with them to pioneer the destination of Ras Al Khaimah in the luxury hospitality space.
Whether it’s for spectacular adventure, ultimate relaxation, or local cultural wisdom, I’m certain we’ve got the right people on board to deliver an InterContinental lifestyle that matches the stunning landscape of the region”.