Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya appoints new general manager

Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya appoints new general manager

Hyatt veteran Kifah Bin Hussein has been appointed general manager of Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya.

With over 23 years of extensive knowledge and experience in hospitality, Bin Hussein will be tasked with maximizing the revenue of the 257 guestrooms, including 39 suites, managing all aspects of full service, specialty F&B outlets and the male and female spas at the most bustling location in the heart of Riyadh.

Bin Hussein began his professional career in 1998 in F&B at Grand Hyatt Amman, Jordan. His career developed as he gained experience in different countries. He moved to Grand Hyatt Dubai (2003), Hyatt Regency Warsaw (2007) and then to Hyatt Regency Dubai (2008), where he was responsible for the property F&B operations (11 restaurants, lounges, and indoor and outdoor banqueting). For his next adventurous challenge, he made a move back to Grand Hyatt Dubai (2010) to oversee the operations and management of the city’s most iconic meeting spaces, as well as 14 restaurants, cafes and lounges, increasing revenues to around USD 45 million and leading a multicultural and multilingual team of 260 individuals. He was promoted to hotel manager in 2013 and continued to climb the corporate ladder when he joined Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights Hotel and Residences (2015), Andaz Dubai The Palm – a Concept by Hyatt (2016 – pre-opening) and Hyatt Regency Makkah (2020) as the property’s general manager, before joining Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya.

Commenting on his new appointment, Bin Hussein stated: “The fast-paced economic and social transformation and growth in Saudi Arabia are evident in Riyadh: a buzzing city that is becoming multicultural and open to global tourism.  This opportunity gives me the great pleasure of being part of the current transformation. KSA is rooted in hospitality and limitless generosity, with great potential to lead global tourism growth.”


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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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