Emaar Hospitality Group has appointed Ahmed Elnawawy as general manager of its upscale lifestyle hotel Manzil Downtown under the Vida Hotels and Resorts brand.
Prior to his current appointment, Ahmed had been serving as director of rooms and residences at Address Dubai Mall.
Olivier Harnisch, chief executive officer of Emaar Hospitality Group, said: “Manzil Downtown has established a distinctive niche in the hospitality sector, especially among the global urban travellers who seek culturally inspired settings. The property’s prime location, exceptional experiences and unrivalled service along with Ahmed Elnawawy’s wealth of experience will help reinforce its appeal and continue to set benchmarks in hotel performance.”
Ahmed Elnawawy said: “Manzil Downtown is a refreshingly different upscale lifestyle hotel, designed to appeal to a new generation of business executives, entrepreneurs and leisure travellers who want to experience Arabian hospitality in a sophisticated, contemporary yet comfortable ambience.
“Our focus will be to provide inspiring guest experiences and exceptional services, as well as to continue building on the hotel’s success.”
With 18 years of experience in the hospitality industry, a spokesperson said Elnawawy is responsible for strengthening the distinctive positioning of the hotel while striving to further enhance service quality and brand value. He will focus on delivering creative strategies to drive higher levels of operational performance, customer satisfaction and exceptional service standards.