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
Chef Marina Akhmedova has been promoted to cluster executive chef at Centro Capital Centre and Capital Centre Arjaan. She joins from The Cove Rotana Resort, Ras Al Khaimah, where she was specialty chef. The Russian national holds a diploma in cookery from the Culinary Institute Russia and brings more than 12 years’ experience to her
In line with Rotana’s ambitious vision of operating 100 hotels by 2020, the group has announced that it will open 16 new properties by 2017. The new line up of properties will include five new properties in the UAE, four in Saudi Arabia, two each in Turkey and Iraq, and the opening of Rotana’s first
Hotel News ME’s landmark annual publication, The Pipeline Yearbook will return for a 2017 edition. Featuring exclusive hotel pipeline news, a guide to key territories, insight from industry leaders and 30 leading hospitality suppliers you should know, The Pipeline Yearbook 2017 will be distributed with the January issue of Hotel News ME. Over 100 pages,
Salalah Rotana Resort Oman has named Simon Azizi as the hotel’s new executive assistant manager. Azizi joins the team with two decades of hospitality experience, having spent 13 years with Rotana. Azizi joined as restaurant manager in 2003, working his way up the ladder through various management positions in hotels across Beirut, Khartoum and Erbil.
The Serviced Apartment Summit MEA will return for a second year and is set to take place at The Fairmont Hotel, Palm, Dubai on October 30 and 31. The two-day conference will cover a variety of industry topics and sectors including: serviced apartments, branded residences, aparthotels, extended stay hotels, corporate housing and short-term rentals. The inaugural
Yas Island Rotana and Centro Yas Island, Abu Dhabi Rotana has appointed Craig Bruce as the new general manager of both properties. Bruce brings a wealth of experience to his new role having worked in diverse international postings from his home country South Africa to UK, Bostwana and the UAE. Commenting on his new role,
Amwaj Rotana Dubai has enrolled 27 members of its team in a new programme equipping them with skills on how to better cater to the needs of guests with special needs. Training topics cover the various types of special needs, general etiquette to follow for interaction, features of the rooms designed for them and most
Rotana has made two key appointments to its executive team in the UAE and Southern Oman. David Prince has been appointed area vice president, Dubai and Northern Emirates. Previously area general manager for Rotana in Dubai and Northern Emirates, Prince joined the company in April 2015 after spending more than 20 years at Hilton Hotels,
Amwaj Rotana director of food and beverage, Hossam El Said showcases JBR Walk’s latest addition, JB’s Gastropub Please describe the concept of JB’s Gastropub in your words? It’s something JBR has been missing – a gastropub. It’s not just a pub or a sports bar, but a true gastropub where the food doesn’t take a backseat.