MELIÁ HOTELS International has made two key appointments to their regional office.
Nihad Kattan, regional director of operations Middle East and Africa, was appointed to oversee operations across the brand’s diverse set of Middle East hotels, including Meliá Dubai, Meliá Doha and the upcoming ME Dubai and INNSIDE Doha properties in the GCC. Originally from Jordan, he has more than 30 years of international hotel management experience for five-star deluxe, multi-location and multi-unit hotels
Area director of sales and marketing, Middle East & Africa, Ahmad Shaban-Fernandez, who joined Meliá Hotels International in October 2016, will lead the sales and marketing division in the region. He hails from Jordan too and has 10 years of progressive, senior level
Meliá Dubai is the first five-star Spanish hotel in the Middle East. It boasts a classic, contemporary European design with warm colours creating a soothing atmosphere and space that gives the feeling of a home away from home.
The hotel’s lobby features the Light Series collection by Helidon Xhixha, a series of artworks that enclose the allegory of the evolutionary human pathway. Every one of the 164 guest rooms and suites are spacious and feature in-room business facilities, separate seating areas and high-speed complimentary internet service.
Meliá Dubai has restaurants catering to all culinary tastes, from multi-award winning progressive Indian restaurant Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor – India’s most renowned chef – to Pan-Asian specialties, with the only sushi and sashimi bar with a cigar lounge. Rooftop lounge Estrellas is the place to celebrate the Spanish way of life with delicious traditional tapas and drinks against the panoramic view of the
The 7th Floor of Meliá Dubai, also known as The Level, is reserved for those who value exclusivity above all. The Level Rooms & Suites promise an elevated guest experience.
YHI Spa offers a host of treatments and facilities such as Moroccan and Turkish bath, colour therapy room and the biggest Indoor Jacuzzi in Dubai. Guests may also enjoy exclusive rooftop swimming pool with a panoramic city skyline view.
Meliá Doha Hotel the first five-star Spanish hotel in Qatar. Located in the prestigious West Bay region of Doha, Meliá Doha, with its contemporary design, array of premium restaurants and spa, is the perfect choice for both business and leisure travellers alike. With 280 rooms and 37 suites, ranging from the Executive Suite to the spectacular Royal Suite, Meliá Doha was designed to delight even the most discerning traveller. It’s location, which is just 20 Km from Hamad International Airport, allows guests easy access to Qatar’s financial, shopping and diplomatic district. In few minutes, guests can reach Doha City Center Mall, Corniche promenade, restaurants, and the best evening entertainment, as well as the city’s impressive skyline.
The suites are designed with more fascinating and comfortable spaces ranging from 85 sq m to 450 sq m. A variety of eight room types are specifically selected for you to enjoy your Meliá experience to the fullest.
Meliá Doha also features the award-winning Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor, Aceite Restaurant with its authentic Spanish cuisine and the renowned Turkish restaurant Nisantasi Baskose, opening for the first time in the Middle East in Melia Doha. RIQQA Café, Noir and Le Pool Club on the third floor are some of the other outlets. The hotel also features both a health club, equipped with a cutting-edge gym, and a temperature controlled pool and spa so that guests can relax and revitalise.
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