New DOSM for Danat Al Ain
Mohammad Amjad has been appointed as the director of sales and marketing (DOSM) at the Danat Al Ain Resort in the UAE. Amjad has worked for Sheraton Oman, Sheraton Deira, Accor Central and Crowne Plaza Dubai, where he was assistant director of sales.
Abu Lafi promoted to DOSM
Hani Abu Lafi has been appointed director of sales and marketing at the Four Seasons Hotel Amman. In his new position, he takes on a key role at the luxurious 192-room property, where he will develop and implement dynamic and creative sales and marketing strategies.
El Keiy joins as general manager
Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence welcomes Mahmoud El Keiy as its new general manager. El Keiy is a hospitality veteran who has spent more than 12 years with Four Seasons, first with Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh, followed by Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza.
Krupp joins InterContinental Doha
Denis Krupp has joined InterContinental Doha as front office manager. Krupp has a strong front office background, having worked in different hotels in Europe and the UAE managing similar roles. Prior to his appointment at InterContinental Doha, he was a pre-opening team member of the Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara.
Fajutag joins Taj Palace Hotel Dubai
Jenny Fajutag has been appointed as marketing and communications manager at the Taj Palace Hotel Dubai, joining the hotel from the Jumeirah Group where she was a marketing and PR communications executive. A Filipino national and certified Japanese speaker, Jenny is a keen supporter of community charity groups and school events.
Menz joins Steigenberger Al Dau
Steigenberger Al Dau Resort announces the appointment of Carsten Menz, as the new hotel manager of the five-star, deluxe Steigenberger Al Dau Beach Hotel. Menz has successfully filled management positions in the international hotel industry and brings along more than 22 years of experience from 10 countries to his current profile.
Savchenko gets promoted
Tarek Lotfy, general manager of Golden Tulip Hotel Al Barsha has recently promoted Kristina Savchenko as senior sales executive, to support the sales leisure and travel agency. Before this promotion, the Russian national served as the sales associate at the property, skillfully handling the leisure market.
New GM for Radisson Blu Sharjah
Carlson Rezidor has appointed Khamis Kazzaz as the general manager for Radisson Blu Resort Sharjah. In his new role Khamis will continue to develop the team to deliver flawless guest service. He will be solely responsible for driving the business to the hotel, developing relationships with key industry partners, and ensuring the smooth operation.
Dr Dubey joins Mövenpick
Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea has named Dr Suraj Dubey as the new director of spa and wellness at its award-winning Zara Spa. In more than 15 years of global experience, he has been involved in hands-on operations, group leadership in spa and wellness conceptualisation and brand development.
New appointments at M&C
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Middle East and Africa (MEA) has announced the appointment of Syrian-national Mustafa Al Jundi (pictured here) and German Sebastian Goy, to the roles of director of sales and marketing at Millennium Mussanah and director of sales at Millennium Abu Dhabi respectively.
Ramada hires new DOSM
Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach Residence and Ramada Sharjah have announced the appointment of Angela Christodoulopoulou as new director of sales and marketing. In her role, Christodoulopoulou will lead the sales and marketing team in developing strategies directed towards achieving set sales targets and maximising revenue for both properties.
Emirates Grand gets sales managers
Emirates Grand Hotel has appointed Aftab Abdul Raman (pictured here) and Muhammad Saqib Nawaz as sales managers, to assist in business development and manage the hotel’s key accounts. They will support the director of sales and marketing in maximising revenue, and developing new sales strategies.
InterCon Dubai Marina hires new GM
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the appointment of Michael Martin as general manager of InterContinental Dubai Marina and regional general manager overseeing 10 hotels in the UAE. He will open Dubai’s newest InterContinental hotel, due to open its doors in the final quarter of 2014.
Lesnick joins Wyndham as CMO
Wyndham Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Josh Lesnick as chief marketing officer. Lesnick will be responsible for the company’s brand, loyalty and online marketing; e-commerce; global sales; hotel system strategy; and revenue management functions. Lesnick joins the hotel group from Audience Rewards.
Rotana appoints new GM
Rotana has appointed Chadi J. Nicolas to lead the team at Hala Arjaan by Rotana, Abu Dhabi as general manager. Chadi joins his new team from Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana, Abu Dhabi, where he served as executive assistant manager. Chadi began his journey with the company in 2001 at Beach Rotana.
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