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Al Khoory Hotels hires for two key roles

Al Khoory Hotels, part of the Al Khoory Group’s hospitality division, has made two senior management appointments. Seasoned Hotel Manager Dhiraj Bagai will utilise nearly 20 years of hospitality experience to lead the recently launched Al Khoory Courtyard Hotel. Most recently, Bagai served as General Manager of La Verda Suites & Villa in Dubai Marina. Also joining the Group is Naji Moukhachen, who takes up the position of Head of Sales for the Hospitality group. He has over 12 years of hospitality experience in senior sales positions. Most recently, Moukhachen was Commercial Manager for Hilton DoubleTree Al Jadaf.

 

Al Khoory Hotels hires for two key roles

Al Khoory Hotels, part of the Al Khoory Group’s hospitality division, has made two senior management appointments. Seasoned Hotel Manager Dhiraj Bagai will utilise nearly 20 years of hospitality experience to lead the recently launched Al Khoory Courtyard Hotel. Most recently, Bagai served as General Manager of La Verda Suites & Villa in Dubai Marina. Also joining the Group is Naji Moukhachen, who takes up the position of Head of Sales for the Hospitality group. He has over 12 years of hospitality experience in senior sales positions. Most recently, Moukhachen was Commercial Manager for Hilton DoubleTree Al Jadaf.

 

Le Royal Monceau gets GM

Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris has appointed Nicolas De Gols as the new General Manager. De Gols began his career in 2011 with Four Seasons and has international experience in France and North America. Most recently, he oversaw Food and Beverage operations for Accor’s 50 Europe.

 

Gowell named JH Chairman

Hotel tech company Journey Hospitality (JH) has appointed Aaron Gowell as Chairman. Founder and CEO of SilverRail Technologies, Gowell has an excellent track record of growing technology companies. Gowell was part of the founding team at General Catalyst, investing in travel technology.

 

Hyatt appoints VP MEA

Hyatt has announced Stuart Deeson as Vice President of Operations for the Middle East and Africa (MEA). Deeson is responsible for the region’s current portfolio of more than 30 properties across 7 brands. Prior to this, he was AVP and GM Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi.

 

Tayoun joins Holiday Inn

IHG Hotels & Resorts has appointed Sayed Tayoun as General Manager of Holiday Inn & Suites Dubai Science Park. With more than 20 years’ experience in hospitality operations and commercial leadership, he joins from InterContinental Hotels at Dubai Festival City.

 

Zeynep moves to Kempinski

Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates has appointed Zeynep Oden Agagil as its Executive Assistant Manager of Sales & Marketing. Zeynep brings unparalleled sales and marketing experience from leading hotel brands and most recently as Commercial Director of Raffles.

 

Aman New York gets new MD

Olivier Lordonnois has been appointed the Managing Director of Aman New York with over 25 years of hospitality experience. Most recently, Lordonnois was Chief Operating Officer of Flaneur Hospitality where he was also the Managing Director of The Fifth Avenue Hotel.

 

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