Sayed Tayoun has been appointed as the new area director of sales and marketing at InterContinental Hotels Dubai Festival City.
Tayoun brings with him 15 years of hospitality experience and an extensive commercial background. Tayoun, a Lebanese national, originally started his career in Beirut and has held several leadership roles with IHG in the region.
Prior to his new role, Tayoun was responsible for leading the sales and marketing function for the IHG portfolio in Abu Dhabi, based at the Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island. Over recent years, Tayoun has received various recognitions and awards, most recently the coveted “Commercial Leader of the year” for IHG in India Middle East and Africa. In his new role, Tayoun will focus on leading Dubai Festival City properties in marketing and sales business strategies.
Commenting on his new appointment, Tayoun said: “InterContinental Dubai Festival City has gone from strength to strength, and plays a key role IHG’s continued success; I am thrilled to be a part of the diverse team within IHG DFC and to further develop the sales and marketing area of the business.”