Ennismore has named Charles Clark as the new general manager of Hyde Hotel Dubai. Taking over from Luke James, Clark will assume responsibility for the hotel’s day-to-day operations, leading the team to deliver exceptional service and create innovative guest experiences.
With over two decades of experience in luxury hospitality, Erkan Karatas has been appointed general manager of Al Bustan Palace by Ritz-Carlton Hotel Oman.
InterContinental Durrat Al Riyadh Resort & Spa announces the appointment of Marc Reissinger as its general manager.
Keith Barr, the CEO of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), has announced his decision to step down from his role and the IHG Board. He will end his term of June 30, after which he will continue to support and advise the business until the end of 2023. Elie Maalouf, who has led IHG’s Americas business as regional CEO for eight years, will take over as the new CEO on July 1 and will be based in the UK.
After nearly six years with IHG Hotels and Resorts, David Todd has joined Minor Hotels as vice president of Middle East operations, reporting to Amir Golbarg, SVP of Middle East and Africa operations.
Georges Farhat is the new cluster general manager of Avani Palm View Dubai Hotel & Suites and La Suite Dubai Hotel & Apartments.
Managing a fast-growing regional portfolio of strategic significance for Accor, Paul Stevens has been appointed chief operating officer of the Middle East, Turkey and Africa. He will overlook the brand’s premium, midscale and economy division.
Aleph Hospitality appoints Tariq Yousef Dowidar as vice president for Saudi Arabia. To support its growth strategy in the kingdom, the company also intends to add further resources to the Saudi team over the course of the year.
Fadeel Wehbe, Marriott International’s multi-property general manager at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre and Le Méridien Fairway, has expanded his role by taking on an additional four hotels: Centre Aloft Al Mina, Aloft Airport, Element Al Mina and Element Airport.