In his new position, Lacin will oversee nine Dubai hotels including The Westin and Le Meridien Mina Seyahi, Le Meridien Dubai, Aloft and Elements hotels.
Akkari comes to Alwadi Hotel with more than 15 years’ experience at some of the world’s most recognized luxury properties.
In his new role McKenzie will be responsible for a team of 90 including and will oversee the hotels F&B outlets, M&E operations and outdoor catering.
He brings a wealth of experience and will drive the performance of The Pearl island landmark and West Bay’s tallest residence tower to further growth.
He joined Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA in 2018 as GM of M Hotel Makkah by Millennium, and he led the hotel to achieve unprecedented accomplishments.