Rixos Hotels has appointed Ali Ozbay as cluster director of marketing and communications in the UAE.
Ozbay will oversee the marketing operations of the three Rixos Hotels in the UAE namely Rixos The Palm Dubai, Rixos Bab Al Bahr and Rixos Premium Dubai.
He will be responsible for directing all aspects encompassing strategic development, content development, brand activation, public relations and advertising.
Erkan Yildirim, senior vice president of operations for Rixos Hotels said: “It gives me immense joy to welcome back Ali to the team.
“Innovation has always been at the core of our brand and we are confident that his expertise demonstrated by the numerous achievements during his previous tenure will continue to drive and enhance our success in UAE’s competitive market.”
Ozbay’s career in the Middle East includes senior roles at marketing consultancy Beautiful Minds and the international digital agency Great, where he served as the head of marketing. Ozbay is no stranger to Rixos Hotels as he completed a successful tenure of 5 years, from 2009- 2014 as an integral team player of the marketing and communications department.