Ahmed Issa has been promoted as cluster general manager of Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi and Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi. Issa is responsible for directing and evaluating the day-to-day operational activities of both hotels. He has over 30 years’ experience in the hospitality industry.
InterContinental Hotels Group has appointed Daniel Ebo as area director of sales and marketing for InterContinental Oman and director of sales and marketing at InterContinental Muscat. In his new role, Daniel will be responsible for leading the teams. He has over 20 years of experience within the hospitality industry.
Amir Lababedi, a UK national of Arabic-English descent, has been appointed as Hilton’s new managing director of development – across the Middle East and North Africa. Lababedi joins Hilton from Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, where he helped in leading the company’s growth in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Mercure Dubai Barsha Heights Hotel Suites & Apartments has appointed a new general manager, Naseer Thodi, who will be responsible for all aspects of operations, while providing leadership and strategic planning for all departments. He has more than 20 years' experience in various management roles.
Bahjat Saade has been appointed as director of conventions at Crowne Plaza Dubai on Sheikh Zayed Road. Prior to this, he was director of food and beverage at Nassima Royal Hotel, also in Dubai. Saade brings over 18 years of experience in the hospitality industry.
One&Only has appointed Jacques Le Roux as resort manager at One&Only Nyungwe House in Rwanda. Jacques will be responsible for the overall operations and will support strategic development. Prior to joining One&Only, Jacques held the role of general manager at Africa’s Eden Belo Monte.
Saurabh Bhargava brings more than 22 years of industry experience to his new role of commercial director UK & Ireland for Indian Hotels Company Limited. He will be responsible for the overall sales and marketing discipline in the UK & Ireland. Incidentally, Bhargava started his career with Taj in 1995.
GHM Hotel Group has appointed Singapore native, Tommy Lai as its new CEO. Lai comes to GHM after six years with the Thailand-based Onyx Hospitality Group, where he helmed their North Asia operation from Hong Kong. He has been appointed to drive GHM’s overall growth ambitions.
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