Dan Benzaquen has been promoted to cluster general manager of both Mövenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay and Mövenpick Resort & Residences Aqaba in Jordan.
The 35-year-old Frenchman has already set about making his mark at Tala Bay, introducing leisure-focused projects that include a jogging track, boot camp and yoga area.
In his expanded role, Benzaquen will also focus on improving personalisation and guest recognition, initiating more ways to demonstrate and enhance Mövenpick’s ‘we make moments’ vision at both properties.
“Dan is a young dynamic GM who I am confident will lead our two resorts to even greater success, improving our competitive edge and strengthening our brand presence, not only in Aqaba, but in Jordan where our portfolio is strong,” said Michael Nugent, regional director for Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts in Jordan.
“Appointing a cluster general manager also drives many operational synergies and under Dan’s direction we can expect more enhancements to services and facilities at Mövenpick’s stunning properties in this popular Red Sea destination.”
Benzaquen, who hails from a family of hoteliers, appreciates the traditions of his profession.
“Everyone – no matter what age – wants to feel special and considered; these are classic principles that apply to every guest,” he said.
“It’s a value embodied in Mövenpick’s ‘we make moments’ business philosophy and in my new role I intend to ensure every guest and colleague feels valued and treated as a unique individual.”