30 May 2017

On the move

Al Maha Arjaan appoints Nadim El Zyr

Al Maha Arjaan by Rotana has appointed Nadim El Zyr as general manager of the hotel. Born and raised in a family of hoteliers, he boasts a career of more than 15 years in the hospitality industry. El Zyr will spearhead the team at the hotel, which is currently completing its final phase of renovation.


Italian hotelier joins Kempinski

Kempinski Summerland Hotel & Resort in Lebanon has appointed Italian hotelier Daniele Vastolo to head the hotel. Vastolo joins Kempinski from his most recent role as group director of operations in Nikki Beach Hotels & Resorts EMEA. He is results-oriented and driven. He strives relentlessly for superior outcomes.


Madkour to head Media Rotana

Sherif Madkour joins the team at Media Rotana from Al Maha Arjaan Abu Dhabi, where he held the role of general manager for the last four years. Madkour is a seasoned hospitality management professional with a 20-year track record. An Egyptian national, he started his career with hotels in Germany and the UK.


Fernandez joins Meliá for key role

Ahmad Shaban Fernandez has joined as the area director of sales and marketing, Middle East and Africa, at Meliá Hotels International. Before this, the Spanish-Jordanien national used the head up the sales operative for Rotana Hotel’s regional portfolio. Fernandez will now work on promoting Melia in the region.


HMH appoints Asali as new CEO

Hospitality Management Holding has appointed Aboudi Asali as its chief executive officer (CEO). Asali joins HMH with more than 20 years of hospitality experience, starting at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston. His last position was that of senior vice-president development at Jumeirah Group.


IHG appoints Sukumaran

IHG has hired Rajit Sukumaran as chief development officer in the Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region. In his new role, Sukumaran will head the development team and lead the group’s growth strategy. He was senior vice-president, Acquisitions & Development, Asia Pacific at Starwood.


Zabeel Saray appoints Shahin

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray has appointed Anas Shahin as its revenue director to oversee the successful execution and continuous development of revenue management for the resort. Shahin has over 14 years’ of international hospitality experience and has worked for some of the world’s top luxury hotel groups.


Marcu is outlet manager for Qwerty

Media One Hotel welcomed Roxana Marcu as the outlet manager for Qwerty earlier this year. Originally from Romania, Roxana started her career in the Middle East in Oman in 2010. She moved to Dubai in 2011 and worked in independent restaurants before joining Media One.


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