Samar promoted to EAM
Samar Shamseddin has been promoted to executive assistant manager in charge of Lancaster Tamar Hotel in Hadat, the latest addition to the Lebanese Lancaster chain. Samar was cluster director of sales at Lancaster Hotels & Suites in Raoucheh for the last three years before her promotion.
Etihad makes sales appointments
Etihad Airways has appointed Amer Khan as regional general manager for Middle East and North Africa, responsible for the airline’s commercial operations across 16 countries. Also, Ronny de Lange (pictured), has joined as vice president global corporate account management.
Savchenko promoted to manger
Tarek Lotfy, general manager of Golden Tulip Hotel Al Barsha has promoted Ms. Kristina Savchenko as sales manager - leisure, to support the leisure sales and travel agencies. Before the promotion, the Russian national served as the senior sales executive at the property, skilfully handling the leisure market.
First Emirati area manager
Etihad Airways promoted UAE national Othman Aleghfeli to the post of area manager Gulf Cooperation Council from assistant general manager for the airline’s Abu Dhabi hub. In his new role, Othman will oversee the airline’s operations and drive growth in the GCC.
Maas joins Jannah Burj Al Sarab
Jannah Hotels and Resorts group has appointed a hotel manager, Lennart Maas, for its Jannah Burj Al Sarab hotel in Abu Dhabi. Maas, a Dutch national, started his career in food and beverage departments of luxury resorts after obtaining a bachelors degree from The Hague, a renowned Dutch hotel school.
Two join Ritz Grand Canal
German nationals Alexander Sell and Susanne Stier (pictured) have been appointed as hotel manager and sales and marketing director, respectively, of The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal. Sell arrived in the UAE in 2010 as part of The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai’s team, while Stier joins from Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai.
TI’ME hires IT director
TI’ME Hotels Management has appointed Joseph Fayad as its new corporate director of information technology as it moves to implement several major IT initiatives including cloud computing and virtual technology.
Husain heads IMG sales
IMG Worlds of Adventure has appointed Ameer Husain as head of sales to oversee the development of business and channel. Husain brings to the role extensive expertise ranging from shopping centres, leisure destinations and restaurants.
Harding joins Taj Dubai
Taj Hotels, Resorts & Palaces appointed Jason Harding as area director and general manager of the new Taj Dubai, located in the Downtown Dubai district. Harding joins Taj Hotels with more than 20 years of experience within the hospitality industry in Europe and the UAE.
Rotana appoints new cluster GM
Lebanese national William Moujaes has been appointed as the new cluster general manager for Centro Al Manhal and Al Rawda Arjaan by Rotana in Abu Dhabi. He has been with Rotana since 2003 and held a number of managerial positions over the last nine years in Rotana’s Abu Dhabi headquarters.
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