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.”