Friday, January 21, 2022

On the move

Bataineh moves to Hilton

Saleh Bataineh has been appointed Deputy General Manager of Hilton Salwa Beach Resort & Villas in Qatar. He has 24 years of hospitality experience. Prior to joining Salwa Beach Resort, he was the Director of Asset Management at Katara Hospitality, overseeing 13 asset portfolios across Qatar, Egypt and Singapore.


Fikri joins Saadiyat Rotana

Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas Abu Dhabi has appointed Sid Fikri as Executive Assistant Manager. Fikri’s hospitality career began 20 years ago, in New York City. He brings with him a wide creative knowledge and practical understanding of the hospitality and service industry, working his way up in the Big Apple.


Varghese promoted to GM

Binu Varghese has been promoted to General Manager of Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham JBR after joining in 2018 as hotel manager. He has spearheaded the hotel’s rebranding and soft refurbishment in 2019, launched an Indian specialty restaurant in 2020, and introduced new sales and marketing strategies.


Eiroa moves to Dubai Holding

Dubai Holding, a diversified global investment company with operations in 13 countries, has appointed Fernando Eiroa as the new Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Holding Entertainment. Eiroa brings nearly 20 years of experience in the experiential entertainment industry. In his last role, he was CEO of CircusTrix.


Ebo joins as VP Sales

Aleph Hospitality has appointed Daniel Ebo as its new Vice President Sales. Most recently, Ebo was Area Director of Sales & Marketing, Oman, for InterContinental Hotels Group. He brings over 20 years of hospitality experience working in Oman, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and England.


Waldorf Astoria appoints GM

Waldorf Astoria Kuwait has appointed Kemal Sirtikirmizi as General Manager. Sirtikirmizi, a hospitality veteran, brings more than 20 years of international experience across North America, Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. He has worked with many luxury brands including St. Regis and Ritz-Carlton.


Pricher is now General Counsel

Best Western Hotels & Resorts has appointed Jay Pricher as General Counsel. Pricher had joined the organization in 2009 and has served as Vice President of Legal. Prior to joining Best Western Hotels & Resorts, Pricher served as Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Financial American Corporation.


Marriott Al Forsan hires Helal

Ammar Helal has been appointed the new Director of Sales and Marketing of Marriott Hotel Al Forsan situated in the vibrant Khalifa City in Abu Dhabi. Most recently, he was the Multi-Property Director of Sales at The Abu Dhabi Edition, Marriott Hotel & Marriott Executive Apartments Downtown Abu Dhabi.


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