Radisson Hotel Group has appointed Jan Hanák as managing director for UAE, Bahrain, Oman and Qatar. He will be based at the group’s area support office in Dubai.
Hanák, a Czech national, has been with Radisson Hotel Group for more than 24 years. He began his career in hospitality in 1988 at the Radisson SAS Alcron Hotel Prague, where he was employed as a porter. He then held various positions in front office and revenue management in Prague and London before joining the Radisson SAS Belfast as general manager. His most recent role was general manager of Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek, the oldest five-star hotel in Dubai.
Hanák will be leading the operations and strategic initiatives in the region. In parallel, he will work closely with all key business partners to achieve quality results. He said: “I am delighted to continue my journey with Radisson Hotel Group and look forward to working with the hotels and corporate leadership team to continue delivering the success and growth of our company in the region.”
Tim Cordon, COO for the Middle East and Africa at Radisson Hotel Group, added: “I am pleased to have a hospitality veteran like Jan to take on this role. With a track record in several leadership positions within the company, his extensive expertise will be instrumental in continuing successful delivering results in his new area of responsibility. I am confident that with his knowledge and experience, he will add immense value.”