Ayman Ashor has been appointed general manager of Al Bandar Rotana & Al Bandar Arjaan by Rotana. Ashor worked for Rotana group; as the general manager of Centro Capital Centre in 2014 and Arjaan Dubai Media City in 2016. Ashor has worked for Hilton, Movenpick, Sheraton, Steigenberger, and Jumeirah group.
Accor has appointed Dominic Arel as general manager of Swissôtel Al Ghurair & Swissôtel Living Al Ghurair. An experienced hotelier, Dominic has led luxury hotels in the GCC, Europe and Americas. He started his career with Accor in 1996 in front office operations and the revenue department at Novotel Montréal.
The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has appointed Anju Gomes as director Middle East to take the helm of the global meetings industry trade association’s fastest-growing region. Gomes is an accomplished events strategist and director of business development with extensive experience.
Firas Rashid, an industry veteran, has been appointed the director of sales and marketing at Kempinski Hotel Muscat. Prior to this, he was area director of sales and marketing for a five-star luxury hotel brand in Oman and was also a cluster director of sales and marketing in Thailand.
Millennium Hotels & Resorts has promoted Kevork Deldelian to CEO for the Middle East and Africa region. He has been operating as the COO of Millennium Hotels & Resorts for the Middle East and Africa region since March 2017 and has been recognised as one of the top 10 most influential hotel professionals.
Elie Abdo has been appointed the new director of revenue of Towers Rotana Dubai, an iconic 375 room hotel, located on Dubai’s prominent Sheikh Zayed Road. He joins Towers Rotana from his most recent role as cluster revenue manager at Centro Barsha and Centro Sharjah, a position he held since 2017.
Mondrian Doha has appointed Wael Maatouk as the hotel’s new general manager. Maatouk joins Mondrian Doha from his previous posts as general manager for hotels such as Sharq Village & Spa and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Qatar. He has more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry.
Nugzar Makaridze, of Georgian-Greek parentage, has been appointed the director of restaurants at Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences Emirates Pearl. Makaridze previously worked at Jumeirah as the restaurant general manager of the busiest and one of the most successful concepts at its property in Dubai.
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