On the move


Shaza Hotels appoints new CEO
Shaza Hotels recently appointed Michel Novatin as CEO. Novatin has worked with some of the most established global hotel brands including the Kempinski.

He will oversee the development of the group’s business interests across MENA and Europe
Kilgariff at Zighy Bay Oman
Rochelle Kilgariff is the new general manager of Six Senses Hideaway Zighy Bay, Oman. She was previously GM at the Soneva Fushi, Maldives before mov-ing from the twin properties Chaba Cabana Beach Resort & Spa and Chaba Samui Resort in Koh Samui, Thailand.
Rezidor bolsters UAE Team
The Rezidor Group has appointed Nouha El-Menshawy as director of sales and marketing for the luxury apart-ments, The Radisson SAS Residence Dubai Marina. She has held various roles with Rezidor including sales manger  and director of sales, Corporate.
IHG appoints Perrot
InterContinental Hotels have appointed Thierry Perrot as the new director of operations Egypt & Libya. Perrot will continue his role as GM of InterContinental Cairo CityStars. He moves the InterContinental CityStars, Cairo where he was area general manager.
Cousens joins Jumeirah
Jumeirah has anno-unced the appointment of Tony Cousens as senior VP Asia Pacific based in Singapore. Cousens has managed several hotels including The Marina Mandarin Hotel, Singapore and Le Royal Meridien King Edward Hotel in Toronto. 
Klein joins Beach Rotana
Rotana Hotels has announced Moritz Klein as general manager of the Beach Rotana, Abu Dhabi. Klein moves back to Abu Dhabi, where was formerly resident manager of the beach hotel before becoming general manager of Amwaj Rotana Dubai.
Sheraton Doha appoints Melli
Claudio Melli has been appointed at the Sheraton Doha Resort & Convention Hotel as deputy general manager. Melli began his career in New York as assistant restaurant and lounge manager at the Omni Berkshire Palace Hotel.
Salinel joins Ritz-Carlton Bahrain
Leon Salinel has been appointed director of sales at the Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Hotel & Spa. Prior to his new role, he was director of business development at The Fairmont, Dubai. He has also worked as groups and incentive sales manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai.
Chef Martinet joins Abu Dhabi hotel
Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi has announced the appointment of Eric Martinet as executive chef. Prior to joining he worked as an executive sous chef in Dubai. Martinet graduated from Lycee Hotelier, France, and has more than 10 years international experience.
Promotion for Mouawad
Cyril Mouawad was recently promoted to director of sales and marketing, InterContinental Mzaar Lebanon Mountain Resort & Spa. Mouawad joined Crowne Plaza Hotel Beirut in 2002 before joining InterContinental Mzaar in 2006.
Bulgurcuoglu becomes GM in Doha
Swiss-Belhotel has appointed Oktay Bulgurcuoglu as the general manager at Swiss-Belhotel Doha. Bulgurcuoglu began his career as an apprentice in restaurants and kitchen and climbed the F&B ladder to the role of general manager.
Bavaria Suites appoints Marker
Bavaria Hotels recently announced Savio Marker as director of sales, MICE at the Bavaria Executive Suites Dubai. Marker offers an extensive knowledge of the local market and expertise in international sales and marketing.
Sheraton Bahrain welcomes Paderi
Sheraton Bahrain Hotel announced the appo-intment of Daniela Paderi as deputy director of sales. Paderi brings experience from various companies including the Sheraton Dubai Creek, Grand Hyatt Dubai, Gulliver’s Travel Association and Japan Travel Bureau.
InterCon Abu Dhabi appoints Economou
Philipp Economou has been appointed resident manager of InterContinental Abu Dhabi. He takes charge from his previous role as director of F&B from the InterContinental Miami. He has also worked with the InterContinental group in Cannes, Madrid and Athens.
Johnson takes charge at Hertz
Hertz UAE has appointed Nigel Johnson as general manager. Johnson moves to Dubai from the UK to take charge of the xpansion of the Hertz fleet and branches across the UAE. He was previously with fleet operation of Inchcape.
Shrestha at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah
Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa has appointed Arbind Shrestha as general manager. He takes charge from a similar role at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Penang, as well as Golden Sands Resort, Penang Malaysia.
New appointment at Sonesta
Sonesta International Hotels Corporation has appointed Dina El Badramani as assistant regional commu-nications manager. She joins Sonesta Collection with over 10 years of experience and will focus on exposure and awareness campaigns for the Sonesta Group.
SriLankan Airlines appoints CEO
SriLankan Airlines has announced the appointment of Manoj Gunawardena as CEO. Gunawardena has been with the airline for over 25 years. He was appointed as head of worldwide sales in 2006 and is currently responsible for the airline’s global sales activities. Bahrain appointment for Nuttinck
Olivier Berndard Nuttinck has been appointed by the InterContinental Regency Hotel, Bahrain as the new executive chef. Chef Nuttinck previously held the same position with the Grand Mercure Hotel, Jebel Hafeet, in Dubai.
Sabre appoints Moussi
Sabre Airline Solutions has announced the appointment of Mouna Moussi to regional marketing manager for MENA. Moussi joins Sabre following a career in the regional aviation industry. She was previously an executive director at the Arab Air Carriers Organisation.