He began his career by managing sales and marketing activities at Tunisia’s Dar Jerba hotel complex. Six years at two destination management companies.
The Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts is continuing to strengthen its presence in Egypt, opening a total of three new hotels in the country this year.
Swiss-Belhotel International currently manages a portfolio of more than 145 projects in Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, and UAE among others.
The international chain chose Rodriguez for his 20 years rich experience in hospitality. He had worked in various international hotels worldwide.
Experienced in corporate and operational finance, Zakhem will guide Accor’s growth in the region with new strategic planning and frameworks.
An experienced hotelier, he brings with him a wealth of hospitality leadership in both resorts and luxury hotels spanning three decades.
Since Semer joined the company 16 years ago, the portfolio grew from 23 hotels to 78 hotels under operation and 21 under development today.
In his new role, he will responsible for the operations and management of the two properties and for setting strategic plans to boost operations.
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.