PEOPLE ON THE MOVE
Hospitality Management Holding has appointed Aboudi Asali as its CEO. Asali brings over 20 years of hospitality experience to the role, having started at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston. Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has named Olivier Chavy as its new president and CEO. Chavy is a veteran of the hospitality industry, with a 28-year track record in hotel operations/ brand management. Rocco Forte Hotels and Resorts has announced the appointment of Harry Fernandes as GM of the new Assila Hotel in Jeddah. It is the first to open in the ME.
Omar Souab is the new GM of the Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort, UAE. He joined Fairmont Dubai in 2014. Rotana has promoted Sam
El Asmar to corporate VP – revenue and distribution. He will be responsible for defining and setting the revenue strategy for all new Rotana openings.
Jean-paul Dantil is the new GM of The Ritz-carlton, Bahrain. Dantil joins from The RitzCarlton, Vienna, where he served as GM for over two years.
Remmie de Graaf is the new GM of Hilton Garden Inn Ras Al Khaimah. He started his career in 2000 at Hilton Antwerp in Belgium. Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi has promoted Mark Sterner to GM. He has over 21 years of industry experience and was previously hotel manager of the property.
Maram Kokandi is the first Saudi female GM of a new Park Inn by Radisson hotel in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, scheduled to open later this year.
Alan Stocker has been appointed as GM at Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, his third Waldorf Astoria property since joining Hilton in 2011. Al Faisaliah Hotel and Hotel Al Khozama has appointed Cladys
Magagna as its new culinary director. He is a 20-year veteran chef and celebrated author. Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria at San Stefano has appointed
Shadi Suleman as its new GM. Suleman first joined the company in 2002.
Five-star hotel operator, Shaza Hotels, has appointed four new top-tier managers to lead its properties in Oman and KSA. Sherief Abouelmagd
(1) was appointed cluster GM of Oman, in charge of both Mysk Muscat and Shaza Salalah. Shafik
Alaaeddine (2) joins as the GM of MYSK by Shaza, Al Mouj, Oman. Amjad Irshaidat (3) has been promoted to country GM for KSA and Mohammed
Ghanem (4) is the new GM of Shaza Makkah. 1