Naif Zureikat will be leading operations across eight IHG hotels in Jordan and Lebanon.
Recognized for his business acumen, people-oriented management style and attention to detail, Zureikat began his hospitality journey in 1980 as a GM and eventually moved into executive and area positions.
As a hospitality veteran, Zureikat brings with him over 30 years of experience and will oversee the operations of Crowne Plaza Resort Jordan Dead Sea, Crowne Plaza Amman, Holiday Inn Resort Jordan Dead Sea, Crowne Plaza Petra (reopening), InterContinental Resort Aqaba, InterContinental Mzaar Mountain Resort and Spa, Crowne Plaza Beirut and Staybridge Suites Beirut.
Based in Amman, Zureikat will lead the team in achieving strategic growth and revenue across all properties. He will also be responsible for bringing to life IHG’s vision and initiatives under “Journey to Tomorrow” at its eight hotels that span four brands.
David Todd, head of operations Middle East and Africa, IHG Hotels & Resorts, said: “Naif’s extensive background in hospitality will make him a valuable leader for our existing properties in the Levant. We wish Naif every success in his new role and are confident that with his wide-ranging experience, he will be successful in leading a diverse team across countries, as well as elevating the guest experience at our hotel in both markets. We are witnessing very good growth and expecting this to continue for the last quarter of this year and 2023.”
Zureikat said: “I’m delighted to join the team as regional GM for Jordan and Lebanon, and look forward to collaborating with all leaders to continue the efforts for a strong recovery and to strengthen IHG presence in the area.”