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New general manager at Crowne Plaza Dubai

by Mahak Mannan | 28 May 2018

Crowne Plaza Dubai has appointed Mrad El Khoury as the new general manager for the Sheikh Zayed Road property. El Khoury joins the hotel with a wealth of experience in the Middle East hospitality sector having previously held the positions of area director, sales & marketing and general manager for many prominent hotel groups over

InterContinental Abu Dhabi announces new general manager

by Mahak Mannan | 27 May 2018

The property has announced the appointment of Neil Houghton as the new general manager to manage overall hotel operations. Originally from the UK, Neil Houghton brings more than 30 years of leadership in the hospitality industry to his new role, 20 years of which have been with IHG as general manager. Houghton’s most recent position was as general manager at InterContinental Hotel Shanghai Pudong and prior he held the same

Hili Rayhaan by Rotana appoints new general manager

by Mahak Mannan | 21 May 2018

In his new role, Ibrahim Addam will oversee the provision of first-class hospitality at Rotana’s most recent luxury property in Al Ain. Managing the day-to-day running of Hili Rayhaan by Rotana, Ibrahim’s extensive scope of responsibilities cover all aspects of the hotel’s general operations, including recruitment, procurement, strategy and owner relationship for the 254-room property.

Spanish restaurant El Sur makes new appointments

by Mahak Mannan | 15 Apr 2018

A new general manager and head chef joins the team at the venue in the Westin hotel. The new head chef, Daniel Perez began his gourmet career at a young age in traditional Spanish kitchens which has helped him climb the ranks from demi chef to chef de partie and head chef across Spain and

Radisson Blu Hotel Media City Appoints New General Manager

by Mahak Mannan | 12 Apr 2018

James Berry has taken over the role of general manager at the property. Hailing from England, Berry began his management career as a general manager in 2008 and brings with him over 20 years of experience in the hotel and hospitality industry. In his new role, he will oversee the 246 room property where his

Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham JBR Appoints New Hotel Manager

by Crystal Chesters | 05 Jan 2017

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Jumeirah Beach Residence has appointed Samer Rafie as hotel manager. An Egyptian national, Rafie has more than two decades of hospitality experience in the GCC region, having worked in UAE, KSA, Kuwait and Bahrain. Commenting on his appointment, Rafie said: “I am delighted to join Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham JBR. I

Taj Dubai names new GM

by Sophia Soltani | 13 Dec 2016

Taj Dubai has named Ranjit Phillipose as the property’s new general manager following the departure of Jason Harding. An Indian-born British national, Phillipose joins the team with over twenty years of hospitality industry experience in luxury hotels across five countries and three continents. Having started his journey in 1993 with Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces

Four Seasons Dubai welcomes new General Manager

by Sophia Soltani | 13 Nov 2016

Four Seasons Dubai has appointed Leonardo Baiocchi as the new general manager. Baiocchi arrives at the Four Seasons Resort, Dubai from his latest stint in Istanbul where he led both Four Seasons properties as the general manager for five years. “I was one of the pioneers at clustering Four Seasons hotels under the same management,”

GM from ABSHERON Hotel Group Baku joins Grand Millennium Al Wahda

by Sophia Soltani | 02 Nov 2016

Grand Millennium Al Wahda, Abu Dhabi has named Clive Smith as its new General Manager. Tasked with enforcing the property’s business vision, Smith brings with him over 20 year’s of experience. In his new tole he will oversee all aspects of the property in accordance with company mission statement. His role will include maximisation of

Meliá Doha appoints American Egyptian national as new General Manager

by Sophia Soltani | 09 Aug 2016

Meliá Doha has appointed Sherief Abouelmagd, an American Egyptian with over 28 years of hospitality experience as the new General Manager of the property.   After graduating in December 1988 with a Masters degree from Florida International University, in Hotel Management and Food Service, Abouelmagd begun his career with Marriott Hotels International in America. Abouelmagd continued









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