Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has promoted Diala Tabet to regional revenue optimisation manager, Africa and Lebanon. Diala started her career in 1999 at Sheraton Bhamdoun. In 2001, she moved to Radisson Blu Martinez as front office supervisor and has held various positions since then.
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has said a fond farewell to one of its longest standing executive team members, Andreas Mattmüller. The company’s chief operating officer Middle East & Africa (MEA) has retired after an international hospitality career of 43 years, more than 16 of which have been with Mövenpick.
Millennium Al Aqeeq and Millennium Taiba Hotels have appointed hospitality veteran Jamal Abdulla as the new cluster general manager of the two luxurious properties in Madinah, Saudi Arabia. Before this, Abdulla was managing director for the five-stars hotel division at Mohamed Al Ali Al Swailem Investment Co.
Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara has promoted Daniella Swanepoel to director of spa. In her new role, she is responsible for overseeing all the operations of the Anantara Spa together with her team of 20 spa specialists. She joined the hotel in August 2013 as a spa manager and has been instrumental in its success.
Baros Maldives has appointed Ahmed Jihad-Jay as its new general manager. Jihad Jay returns to the property after having worked as its operations manager in 2010. He began his hotel career as front office manager and his most recent role was at Huvafenfushi, where he served as resort manager for five years.
Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort has appointed Chef Peeush Chawla as the new executive chef. A young talent from India, Chef Chawla has worked with Taj and Oberoi groups, Per Aquum Huvafenfushi, Sheraton Hotel Sharjah, KOI Japanese Restaurant by TDIC Abu Dhabi, and Saadiyat Beach Club.
Yasmine Farouk has been appointed as cluster director of human resources, for Hilton Abu Dhabi and Hilton Al Ain. The Egyptian HR professional brings 20 years of industry experience to the two properties. She will be in charge of building an HR planning process and develop a compensation and benefits scheme.
Kuwait Marriott Hotels has appointed Samer Gerges as the new cluster director of sales and marketing. Gerges brings with him over 10 years of sales experience in the hospitality industry. He has held many positions within Marriott, including cluster sales manager and cluster director of sales in Kuwait.
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