With over two decades of experience in the hospitality industry, Imad Akil, GM of Centro Mada Amman by Rotana, has successfully led the opening of multiple hotels in the region. In addition, he has played a pivotal role in supporting Rotana’s head office through various field visits and corporate initiatives. We sat down with the accomplished hotelier to discuss the hotel’s sustainability pledge and how the Jordan’s hospitality sector is evolving.
With over two decades of experience in the hospitality sector across the Middle East, Eddy Tannous has held prominent positions at major hotel brands. Most recently, he served as senior vice president of operations at Fairmont, overseeing the operational performance across the brand’s Middle East and Asian properties.
The regional travel industry is booming, buoyed by increased confidence, pent-up demand and MENA countries’ successful efforts to position themselves globally as attractive destinations. However, today’s travelers have different requirements, priorities and wish lists. Ten industry experts explain how their hotel brand is adapting to accommodate a new era of guests, while also sharing their far-reaching regional expansion plans.
Rotana has announced its bold expansion plan in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, signing four Edge by Rotana and one Rayhaan by Rotana property in partnership with Memar Development & Investment.
Opened in 1999, Al Ain Rotana has undergone an extensive renovation in contemporary design, featuring an inspiring entrance lobby, with the same aesthetic mirrored throughout the property’s new guestrooms and suites, studios, chalets and two-story bedroom villas. Set among boundless greenery and surrounded by nature, the Al Ain Rotana offers individuals, couples and families a serene escape from the chaos of urban life.
As general manager of Park Rotana and Park Arjaan by Rotana, Abu Dhabi, Eleni Tsolakou knows what it takes to lead a team. We spoke with the seasoned hotelier to find out what’s trending in the hospitality landscape.