Rotana Hotels announced details of significant changes among the company’s senior executives, which sees Imad Elias, formerly executive vice-president, moving up to the position of chief operating officer and Omer Kaddouri, formerly director of operations for Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, taking over as director of operations for Dubai and the Northern Emirates.
Commenting on the announcement, Selim El Zyr, President & CEO for Rotana Hotels said: “It gives me tremendous pleasure to announce the progression of Imad to COO for Rotana Hotels, and I am also glad that Omer will be taking the helm as director of operations for Dubai & Northern Emirates as well as being GM of the Al Bustan Rotana Hotel.”
El Zyr continued: “Imad has been the executive vice-president for the Rotana Group and the GM of the Al Bustan Rotana Hotel since its inception in 1997, eight years ago. He has contributed enormously towards the Rotana openings in the region in addition to the signing of a number of new management contracts. Imad’s new position as COO will see him making our head office in Abu Dhabi his base, where he will be assisting in the growth and expansion of Rotana Hotels”.
Describing Omer Kaddouri, El Zyr said: “Omer has worked with Rotana Hotels for over seven years and he has achieved a great deal particularly in respect to opening properties as well as successfully running our existing ones. Previously director of operations for Rotana Hotels in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain as well as being the GM of the Beach Rotana Hotel & Towers, he is definitely ready for the new challenge of running our eight properties in the Northern Emirates as well as overseeing the new openings that we have planned for the area in the near future.”
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