Nemo Acimovic, with 28 years of experience, has been appointed as the general manager of Bab Al Qasr Hotel & Residences. He has worked across luxury hotels in the Middle East, Australia and Europe. He has joined the Millennium group in 2016 as GM of Millennium Corniche Abu Dhabi.
Swissôtel Al Ghurair has appointed Tunde Nagy, a 15-year industry veteran as director of sales and marketing. She joins Swissôtel Al Ghurair from the Dubai Commercial Cluster of Jumeirah Group where she held several roles from 2015 to 2019, most recently in the capacity of market director of sales.
The soon to launch W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island has revealed its newly appointed executive team. Faiek El Saadani is the new general manager, joined by Nabiel El-Nakib, executive assistant manager of F&B, Jeannette Smit, director of sales & marketing, Maren Fernandes, director of human resources, Niazy Mohamed Youseff, director of rooms, Majdy Khoury, cluster director of finance, Ayman Alhalalat, director of engineering, Phoebe Hanson, director of culinary and Essa Al Ansari, the W Insider. Faiek El Saadani has a wealth of international hospitality expertise and knowledge and has worked with other Marriott brands including St. Regis and JW Marriott.
IHG has appointed Anna-Marie Dowling as area general manager for IHG Oman and general manager of InterContinental Muscat. She joins the team from The Westin Bahrain City Centre and Le Méridien Bahrain City Centre where she was the complex general manager. She has over 27 years of industry experience.
The H Hospitality Collection, a UAE based hospitality management company, has appointed Ute Saltenberger, a German national, as corporate human resources director. Prior to this position, Ute was regional HR manager for the Middle East for Radisson Hotel Group. She has over 20 years of experience.
Reef Clubhouse Bahrain announces two key hires ahead of its grand debut this month. British-Lebanese Antoine Assaad joins as the operations manager, with 26 years of experience in the UK, GCC, Panama and Lebanon. A strong leader and a skilled strategist, Assaad has a reputation for building and retaining highly motivated teams. Cynthia Narvaez Delena, with 16 years of marketing and communications experience, joins as the marketing manager. She has held key marketing and cluster marketing position with leading companies in Bahrain and hotel chains worldwide. Her main speciality in pre-opening of restaurants and hotels has won her several awards in Bahrain.
Thomas Weber, an industry veteran, has been appointed as the new general manager of Dusit Thani Maldives. Prior to this, the Swiss national held the position of regional general manager Maldives for the five-star Diamonds Thudufushi Resort and Athuruga Resort, both under the Planhotel Hospitality Group.
Amwaj Rotana has appointed Kozhaya Tannous, a 20-year industry veteran as the new executive assistant manager. Tannous started his career with Beach Rotana, Abu Dhabi in 2008 as the assistant director of catering and events. In 2012, he was promoted to director of F&B at Towers Rotana, Dubai.
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