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Mar­riott In­ter­na­tional has an­nounced the ex­pan­sion and strength­en­ing of its sales and mar­ket­ing lead­er­ship team for the Mid­dle East and Africa. Led by sea­soned Mar­riott In­ter­na­tional vet­eran, Neal

Jones, chief sales and mar­ket­ing of­fi­cer, Mid­dle East and Africa, Mar­riott In­ter­na­tional, the lead­er­ship team for Mid­dle East and Africa has been formed from a highly ex­pe­ri­enced team

Puneet Bai­jal is the new gen­eral man­ager of Roda Al Bus­tan Dubai Air­port Ho­tel. In his new role with RODA Ho­tels & Re­sorts, Bai­jal will be oversee­ing day-to-day op­er­a­tions and the strate­gic di­rec­tion of the 279-room prop­erty.

Sof­i­tel Dubai Down­town has ap­pointed Fabrice Du­cry as its new gen­eral man­ager. Hav­ing worked in the in­dus­try for 20 years and over seven spent with the Sof­i­tel brand, Du­cry brings with him a wealth of ex­pe­ri­ence to his new po­si­tion.

Möven­pick Ho­tel Jumeirah Lakes Tow­ers has in­tro­duced

Daniel Kaan as its new gen­eral man­ager. A ver­sa­tile ex­ec­u­tive who brings over 16 years of ex­pe­ri­ence to his po­si­tion, Kaan takes up his new role from Möven­pick Ho­tel Bahrain, where he held the po­si­tion of gen­eral man­ager from 2014.

Savino Leone joins the Jumeirah Group as the gen­eral man­ager of Jumeirah Mes­si­lah Beach Ho­tel & Spa, hav­ing held the po­si­tion of GM of In­tercon­ti­nen­tal Osaka, in Ja­pan. Prior to this, he worked as the GM of Crowne Plaza Doha – The Busi­ness Park, Qatar. in­clud­ing: Paul Dal­gleish, VP of sales and dis­tri­bu­tion; Sarah

Allen, VP of rev­enue strat­egy and anal­y­sis; Ji­ten­dra Jain, VP of dig­i­tal, loy­alty and port­fo­lio mar­ket­ing; San­dra Schulze

Pot­gi­eter, VP of pre­mium and se­lect brands; Sarah Walker

Kerr, VP of com­mu­ni­ca­tions Mid­dle East and Africa; Ra­heel

Bag­gia, se­nior direc­tor, brand, mar­ket­ing, sales and con­sumer (BMSC) plan­ning and ser­vices. The World Travel & Tourism Coun­cil (WTTC) has an­nounced Glo­ria Gue­vara

Manzo as its new pres­i­dent and CEO and suc­ces­sor to David Scowsill. Gue­vara served as sec­re­tary of tourism for Mex­ico, CEO of the Mex­i­can Tourism Board from 2010 to 2012, and was a min­is­ter in the cab­i­net of pres­i­dent Calderón. Pre­vi­ously, she worked for global dis­tri­bu­tion sys­tem Sabre. Cen­tro Cap­i­tal Cen­tre & Cap­i­tal Cen­tre Ar­jaan by Rotana has wel­comed Chadi Ni­co­las as their new gen­eral man­ager. Ni­co­las joins from Hala Ar­jaan by Rotana, where, as the ho­tel’s gen­eral man­ager, he played a piv­otal role in driv­ing the busi­ness and lead­ing op­er­a­tions.

Swiss-belhotel In­ter­na­tional has pro­moted Herve Peyre to area gen­eral man­ager for Bahrain. Peyre was pre­vi­ously the gen­eral man­ager of Swis­sBel­ho­tel Seef Bahrain, hav­ing been as­so­ci­ated with the group since Septem­ber 2013.

Alan Stocker is the new gen­eral man­ager of Wal­dorf As­to­ria Ras Al Khaimah. The ap­point­ment marks Stocker’s third Wal­dorf As­to­ria prop­erty since join­ing Hil­ton in 2011, be­fore which he man­aged an is­land re­sort in the Mal­dives and a city ho­tel in Bei­jing. Pas­cal Gau­vin has an­nounced the pro­mo­tion of Ous­sama Mas­soud to the po­si­tion of IHG direc­tor of op­er­a­tions, Le­vant. Mas­soud fol­lows in the foot­steps of his pre­de­ces­sor, Michael Koth. His ca­reer in the hos­pi­tal­ity in­dus­try spans more than 30 years, all of which have been with the In­tercon­ti­nen­tal Ho­tels Group and in­cluded spells in sev­eral GCC coun­tries, Jor­dan and Pales­tine.

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