Aldar Properties has announced that its hospitality and leisure arm has appointed Saurabh Bakshi as the new area general manager for Yas Plaza Hotels.
In his new role, Bakshi will oversee the strategic operations of the Aldar’s clustered portfolio at Yas Plaza on Yas Island.
Commenting on the appointment, Jassem Busaibe, Chief Investment Officer at Aldar Properties, says: “We’re delighted to have Saurabh joining our team as we continue to enhance our leisure and hospitality offerings on Yas Island. With over 20 years of experience working with the biggest players in the hospitality industry, Saurabh’s career path and in-depth knowledge of high-end brands makes him a perfect fit to this role and a valuable addition to the expertise managing our clustered portfolio. We look forward to working with him on this exciting offer.”
Prior to Aldar, Saurabh was the General Manager of Operations at the world’s largest Sheraton with 4,001 rooms and the 400-room St. Regis in Macao. Before that, he served as General Manager for the Sheraton Grand Bangalore at Brigade Gateway.
Located on the iconic Yas Island, the six Yas Plaza hotels include the Radisson Blu, Crowne Plaza, Yas Rotana, Yas Park Inn, Yas Centro and Yas Staybridge Suites.