Construction work on the indoor arena was announced in 2016 and has been moving ahead with several key targets already achieved.
Pascal Gauvin, Managing Director, India, Middle East and Africa at IHG, said: “The extended-stay sector performs extremely well in the Middle East.”
In his new role, he will responsible for the operations and management of the two properties and for setting strategic plans to boost operations.
In the region, the Sheraton Jeddah Hotel and Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai are the first to adopt the new logo in the region.
Previously, Kirby was the general manager of Armani Hotel Dubai for the last four years and was responsible for directing the commercial strategy and the all-round operations of the hotel, ensuring that it sustains and builds on its reputation as one of the world’s most admired properties.
Premier Inn has been a part of the UAE’s growing hotel industry for 10 years, having opened its first hotel in Dubai Investments Park in 2009.