Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure business of Emaar Properties, has appointed seasoned hospitality expert Riad Abi Haidar as the general manager of two luxury hotels under Address Hotels + Resorts.
In his new role, he will be responsible for the operations and day-to-day management of Address Dubai Mall and Address Boulevard in Downtown Dubai. He is also mandated with setting strategic plans that will drive the operational excellence of the two hotels and boost team productivity.
Olivier Harnisch, CEO of Emaar Hospitality Group, said: “Having served as general manager for Address Dubai Marina, Riad has a strong understanding of the brand values of Address Hotels + Resorts and its luxury hallmarks. His extensive experience will be invaluable in the growth of the two hotels. He will look at identifying innovative concepts that will further elevate the positioning of the hotels and drive guest loyalty.”
Haidar said: “Address Dubai Mall and Address Boulevard exemplify the brand values of Address Hotels + Resorts and will continue to be recognised as ultimate lifestyle destinations. Our focus will be to redefine industry benchmarks with our ultra-modern hotel rooms and suites, exceptional dining concepts and avant-garde wellness facilities, combined with unrivalled guest service and great value experiences.”
Prior to his stint with Address Dubai Marina, Haider was the general manager of Manzil Downtown, an upscale lifestyle hotel under Emaar Hospitality Group’s Vida Hotels and Resorts. He has also worked in several senior managerial positions at international hotel chains in France, Switzerland and the UK. - TradeArabia News Service
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