Half Moon Bay resort appoints manager

Al Sulaimani.

Tarek Al Sulaimani, former manager of the Crowne Plaza Jeddah, has been appointed general manager of the Half Moon Bay Holiday Inn Resort, a Six Continents Hotels property due to open in October, in a prime position 40km from Al Khobar on the coast.

Al Sulaimani began his career in 1984 in public relations and was soon promoted to director of personnel by the Saudi Hotels & Resort Area Company. A transfer to the Al Baha Palace Hotel as general manager took place in August 1986.

In 1987, he joined Al Fau Holiday Inn as EAM, followed by a transfer to Holiday Inn Yanbu, where he became the first Saudi national to be appointed as general manager of a Holiday Inn property in the kingdom.

He returned to Al Fau in 1997 to the Holiday Inn, which by then was re-branded as the Crowne Plaza Jeddah.

"My new assignment at Half Moon Bay Holiday Inn Resort is a very challenging one," says Al Sulaimani, who won the1996 general manager of the year title, awarded by Holiday Inn Worldwide.

"I look forward to utilising my knowledge of the hospitality industry to create opportunities for this brand new Six Continents Hotels property."

Upon completion Half Moon Bay Holiday Inn Resort will consist of 60 one and two bedroom villas with kitchenettes, parking and maids rooms. The villas, as well as a further 42 guest rooms will be situated around an artificial lagoon with three pools.