R Hotels has appointed Mark Fernando as the new general manager at Ramada Downtown Dubai.
Fernando has more than 30 years of hospitality experience with a proven track record on hotel operations, revenue management and business development.
He worked with Starwood Hotels and Resorts for more than 25 years, spanning roles across various properties including deputy general manager at Le Meridien Abu Dhabi; revenue manager at Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Resort and Marina; and customer service manager and Royal Club manager at Le Meridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre.
Sumair Tariq, managing director, R Hotels, remarked: “We are pleased to welcome Mark Fernando to R Hotels family, and we all wish him success in his new role. R Hotels is confident that under his leadership, Ramada Downtown Dubai will continue its commitment in providing top-notch hospitality, and further its stature as the preferred hotel in the emirate’s prime district.”
Commenting on his appointment, Mark Fernando stated: “I am excited to be part of R Hotels group and embark on a new chapter of my career. Ramada Downtown Dubai is such a remarkable property and together with my dedicated and energetic team, we will continue to deliver high standards of service to our loyal guests, and fortify alliance with our trusted partners.
“We are keen to establish new business relationships, and explore innovative schemes to strengthen the hotel’s position amid the growing competition in Dubai.”