Danny Geadaa at the helm of Radisson Blu Resort, Jizan KSA

Danny Geadaa at the helm of Radisson Blu Resort, Jizan KSA

As the newly appointed general manager of Radisson Blu Resort, Jizan KSA, Danny Geadaa thrives on challenges. Here, he discusses his latest endeavors and what’s planned at the five-star property.

What have been some of your most memorable career highlights?
Over the past seven years, I have been involved in several hotel openings. It all began in 2015 with Citea Apart Hotel Beirut, which I successfully opened and operated for two-and-a-half years. I subsequently managed Novotel hotel Yanbu in KSA, where I restructured the hotel, reducing expenses and increasing the profit margin.
In 2020, Covid-19 hit, and I was tasked with managing two properties in Riyadh for four months.
Thereafter, I took a giant leap and joined The Red Sea Development Company, where I planned and oversaw the operation from the ground up. It was a career milestone.

How would you describe your leadership style?
After several years in the industry, I have learned to adapt and change my management style according to the region, culture and product.
I am a team player and treat my colleagues like family. Training my team to work in a fun manner and enjoy what they are doing is so important to me, and I always lead by example.

What’s your mantra?
I live by the saying: “Walk on your broken foot, and leave no trace of your hand on anyone’s shoulder.”

What can you tell us about your new role?
I will be managing Radisson Blu Resort Jizan, which consists of 150 spacious rooms and suites. The property also features two pools and courtyards, with outdoor and indoor shisha lounges.
In my new role, I am responsible for overseeing the hotel’s F&B outlets, meeting rooms, ballroom, gym and spa.

What are your plans for Radisson Blu Resort, Jizan KSA?
My main focus is on the pricing strategy of the resort to fit the market. Furthermore, I intend to promote the hotel’s F&B outlets, as there is untapped potential.
In addition, I will be conducting training sessions for our staff members to increase the service quality, especially after two years of uncertainty and lockdowns.


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Rita Ghantous

Rita Ghantous is a hospitality aficionado and a passionate writer with over 9 years’ experience in journalism and 5 years experience in the hospitality sector. Her passion for the performance arts and writing, started early. At 10 years old she was praised for her solo performance of the Beatles song “All My Love” accompanied by a guitarist, and was approached by a French talent scout during her school play. However, her love for writing was stronger. Fresh out of school, she became a freelance journalist for Noun Magazine and was awarded the Silver Award Cup for Outstanding Poetry, by The International Library of Poetry (Washington DC). She studied Business Management and earned a Masters degree from Saint Joseph University (USJ), her thesis was published in the Proche-Orient, Études en Management book. She then pursued a career in the hospitality industry but didn’t give up writing, that is why she launched the Four Points by Sheraton Le Verdun Newsletter. Her love for the industry and journalism led her to Hospitality Services - the organizers of the HORECA trade show in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Jordan, as well as Salon Du Chocolat, Beirut Cooking Festival, Whisky Live and other regional shows. She is currently the Publications Executive of Hospitality News Middle East, Taste & Flavors and Lebanon Traveler. It is with ultimate devotion for her magazines that she demonstrates her hospitality savoir-faire.

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