Copthorne Ho­tel

Travel Talk - Middle East - - MOVEMENTS -

Copthorne Ho­tel Dubai has ap­pointed Noushad Ab­dul­rahim as Di­rec­tor of Sales. With 15 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence in hos­pi­tal­ity and a decade of that in Dubai – he brings his con­sid­er­able ex­per­tise to the role. Part of Mil­len­nium Ho­tels and Re­sorts, the pop­u­lar ho­tel is lo­cated in Deira City Cen­tre in Port Saeed. Ab­dul­rahim will fo­cus on im­prov­ing sales pro­duc­tion, ex­pand­ing the cor­po­rate seg­ment and fur­ther de­vel­op­ing the sales and mar­ket­ing strat­egy. His ca­reer in­cludes stints in South In­dia at Taj Gar­den Re­treat, Ker­ala and Casa An­juna, Goa, be­fore mov­ing to the UAE in 2007. In Dubai, he has worked at Flora Grand Ho­tel, Dubai.

Nikhil Kil­pady will now take on the po­si­tion of Re­gional Sales & Mar­ket­ing Man­ager – Mid­dle East, hav­ing re­cently served the air­line as Sales & Mar­ket­ing Man­ager for UAE and Oman. Kil­pady has an MBA de­greee from Uni­ver­sity of Not­ting­ham, UK. He hasas had ex­ten­sive ex­pe­ri­ence in the avi­a­tionon and travel in­dus­tries be­fore join­ing Cathay Pa­cific in 2008, and has held a num­ber of po­si­tions with the air­line; in­clud­ing Area Sales Man­ager – Ben­galuru, In­dia, and Port Man­ager – Mal­dives. Kil­pady will now be re­spon­si­ble­spon­si­ble for the com­mer­cial op­er­a­tions ons and strat­egy for the Mid­dle East. ast.

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