general manager

New GM Joins Vida Downtown

by Mahak Mannan | 31 Mar 2019

Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure business of Emaar Properties PJSC, has appointed Nicolas Chammaa, as the general manager of Vida Downtown. Overseeing all aspects of the hotel, Chammaa will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and in driving the hotel’s strategic growth. He has almost two decades of experience in the hotel business

New GM at Aloft and Element Me’aisam

by Mahak Mannan | 03 Mar 2019

Aloft Me’aisam, Element Me’aisam, and Aloft Dubai South have announced the appointment of Elaine Watson as cluster general manager. In her new role, Watson will oversee the management and operations of all three properties. A dynamic and goal-orientated professional, with extensive experience in the international hospitality industry, Watson is a hands-on general manager who has demonstrated a

GM Interview: A People Person

by Mahak Mannan | 18 Oct 2018

From being a part of Hyatt’s Global Inclusion & Diversity Council to being a recipient for  Hyatt’s 2017 Purpose Award, Fathi Khogaly, general manager, Grand Hyatt Dubai believes in putting people first. Here he tells Mahak Mannan about his priorities as a general manager and the secrets to a happy team. Tell us a little

Emaar Appoints First Female Emirati General Manager

by Mahak Mannan | 15 Oct 2018

Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure business of Emaar Properties PJSC, has set a new milestone in Emiratisation in the hospitality sector with the appointment of UAE National Sharihan Al Mashary as the general manager of Manzil Downtown. Olivier Harnisch, CEO of Emaar Hospitality Group, said: “We are delighted to appoint our first female

Habtoor Palace Appoints New GM

by Mahak Mannan | 25 Sep 2018

The recently re-branded Habtoor Palace, LXR Hotels & Resorts, has announced that Wael Maatouk has been appointed as the hotel’s new general manager. In his official role, Maatouk will solidify Habtoor Palace, LXR Hotels & Resorts’s reputation as one of Dubai’s leading luxury hotels, as well as overseeing  day-to-day operations, profitability, and overall guest satisfaction.

GM Interview: In their shoes

by Mahak Mannan | 27 Aug 2018

We speak to James Berry, the recently appointed general Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City, on his new role. Tell us about yourself. I started as a waiter 23 years back and fell in love with hospitality. I have been a general manager for ten years now at five different properties and have

New General Manager at Al Habtoor City

by Mahak Mannan | 27 Aug 2018

Al Habtoor City has announced the appointment of Fredrik Reinisch to the position of complex general manager for its Hotel Collection. Reinisch joins the multi-hotel complex, located on Sheikh Zayed Road, from the Habtoor Grand Resort in Dubai Marina, where he worked as general manager since October 2015. A highly motivated and experienced hotel and

Danat Al Ain Resort Welcomes New General Manager

by Mahak Mannan | 26 Jul 2018

The resort has announced the appointment of Khaled Sharabassy in the new position.  Sharabassy brings an extensive experience of more than 22 years in the hospitality industry to his new role. Prior to his appointment, he served as the general manager of Tilal Liwa Hotel, a property managed by Danat Hotels and Resorts in Abu

GM Interview: Putting Aloft Palm Jumeirah on the map

by Mahak Mannan | 09 Jul 2018

Donned in a denim jeans and blazer to blend in the semi-casual atmosphere at the recently opened Aloft, Palm Jumeirah, we spoke to general manager Max Wiegerinck on how the property is a game changer in Dubai’s hospitality market. Standing out from other properties under the same name, Aloft, Palm Jumeirah is giving a leisure

New general manager at Centro Barsha by Rotana

by Mahak Mannan | 18 Jun 2018

The property has appointed Imad Akil as its new general manager, leading a team of over 100 individuals at the hotel. Having begun his hospitality career in the front office at Jeddah Hilton and Qasr Al Sharq Waldorf Astoria in Saudi Arabia, Akil joined Rotana Hotels in 2008 for the pre-opening of Amwaj Rotana Jumeirah









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