KSA in the spotlight with Maher Abou Nasr

KSA in the spotlight with Maher Abou Nasr

In an interview for Hospitality News ME, Hodema consulting services sat down with Maher Abou Nasr,  vice president of operations, IHG Hotels & Resorts in KSA,  to get the lowdown on Saudi Arabia’s hotel industry and IHG’s position in the KSA market.

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Jan Hanák is named the new managing director of Radisson Hotel Group in UAE, Bahrain, Oman and Qatar

Jan Hanák is named the new managing director of Radisson Hotel Group in UAE, Bahrain, Oman and Qatar

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.

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Fairmont The Palm has announced the appointment of Dominic Arel as general manager

Fairmont The Palm has announced the appointment of Dominic Arel as general manager

Having spent 26 years at Accor Group, Arel is a seasoned luxury hospitality professional who has a solid background in operations, sales and revenue management. He is passionate about providing his guests and colleagues with unique and memorable experiences. In his role, Arel will bring his unique expertise, strategic market insight and strong leadership skills to the Fairmont The Palm executive team, guiding them through a busy Q4 2022.

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Junaid Tehseen appointed hotel manager of Swiss-Belresidences Juffair Bahrain

Junaid Tehseen appointed hotel manager of Swiss-Belresidences Juffair Bahrain

The four-star Swiss-Belresidences Juffair Bahrain has appointed Junaid Tehseen as its hotel manager.

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Getting to know Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah’s managing director, Andreas Searty

Getting to know Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah’s managing director, Andreas Searty

Andreas Searty, managing director of Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah, is getting ready for the opening of Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah in Q3 2022. Here, he tells us what guests can expect from the new property and how his vast knowledge in the industry will help him in his exciting role.

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Copthorne Lakeview Hotel & Executive Apartments appoints Malik Meziane as its general manager

Copthorne Lakeview Hotel & Executive Apartments appoints Malik Meziane as its general manager

The new four-star hotel Copthorne Lakeview Hotel & Executive Apartments, located in Dubai Green Community – Dubai Investment Park, has appointed Malik Meziane as its general manager. 

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Getting to know: Alfred Najm, GM of Hotel Albergo, Beirut

Getting to know: Alfred Najm, GM of Hotel Albergo, Beirut

With an exemplary 20-plus-year career in hospitality, Alfred Najm is now at the helm of the legendary Hotel Albergo in Beirut. Here, we discuss what the recently appointed general manager is hoping to achieve in his new role and reveal the ambitious plans that are set to take the five-star Relais et Chateaux property even higher.

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Paris comes to Saudi Arabia at Mansard Riyadh hotel

Paris comes to Saudi Arabia at Mansard Riyadh hotel

Firas Mneimneh, general manager of Mansard Riyadh, shares details on the latest luxury lifestyle hotel bringing a touch of Paris to Saudi Arabia.

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A taste of luxury with The Chedi Muscat

A taste of luxury with The Chedi Muscat

Thomas Guss, general manager of The Chedi Muscat, brings a wealth of experience to his role. Having started his hospitality journey as a chef in 1990, before enrolling in management training for future luxury hotel jobs, he is today recognized as of the most powerful GMs in the Middle East.

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On the pulse with Kosta Kourotsidis

On the pulse with Kosta Kourotsidis

“Do small things in a great way” is Kosta Kourotsidis’s mantra. The seasoned hotelier, who has spent the past 25 years working in hotels across Germany, Ireland and the Middle East, gives us the lowdown on what he has planned for Fairmont Hotels and Resorts’s Dubai, Ajman and Fujairah as cluster GM.

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