Air France-KLM has appointed Sylvain Mathias as the new Regional Commercial Director Middle East, based in Dubai. Mathias has held several senior roles with Air France-KLM in business development, sales, and corporate strategy. His previous role was Regional Commercial Director Near East based in Beirut, Lebanon.
DoubleTree by Hilton Ras Al Khaimah has appointed Eva Muscheid as Hotel Manager. Muscheid brings 16 years of industry experience. During her tenure with Hilton, she has held several positions including Cluster Director of Business Development for a selection of Hilton properties from 2016 to 2021.
Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa has appointed Chef Javier Felipe Arango Salazar as their new Executive Chef. Chef Salazar has over 15 years of culinary experience. With 11 years’ experience working with Ritz-Carlton, Chef Salazar has gained extensive knowledge in American, Spanish, Asian and Mediterranean cuisines.
Saad Al Ghamdi joins Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre as Director of Sales & Marketing. Prior to his new role, Al Ghamdi served as a Director of Sales & Marketing at Marriott Hotel Al Forsan in Abu Dhabi. He has over 15 years’ experience with Marriott International and has won several accolades.
Sofitel Dubai The Palm has appointed Yeliz Hisman, as their new Director of Sales and Marketing. She is an industry veteran, with over 17 years’ experience, across the Middle East and Europe. Prior to this, she headed the sales and marketing department at the Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts in Dubai.
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas has appointed Aali Ghufran as the new Director of Sales & Marketing. Having worked in Asia, Europe, and America, Ghufran brings over two decades of global experience. He has worked with Fairmont Raffles Hotels International and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, among others.
Dubai-based Aleph Hospitality has appointed Jad Shamseddin as Chief Operating Officer for the Middle East. Shamseddin joins Aleph Hospitality from his most recent role as Chief Hospitality Officer at Ajlan Bros Holding Group in Riyadh. A Lebanese national, he brings over 20 years of international hospitality experience.
Sealine Beach, A Murwab Resort and Qatar’s first leisure destination has appointed Marko Jovanovic with his expertise in maintaining strong customer relations and guest retention, as the new General Manager. Jovanovic has over 10 years of hospitality experience in managing different aspects of hospitality.
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