Millennium Hotels and Resorts, Middle East and Africa (MEA), has launched ‘TooMooH’ – a programme designed to accelerate nationalisation and be an active contributor to the vision and initiative of GCC countries.
Starting out with a single property in Abu Dhabi, Millennium Hotels & Resorts, Middle East & Africa has already expanded and made its name as one of the fastest growing hotel management companies in the region. Now on track to have 100 hotels across the Middle East by 2020, the group has announced a commitment to give back and have an active role in the advancement of GCC national involvement in the region’s burgeoning travel industry.
TooMooH, which means ambition in Arabic, will tap nationals in the private sector and offer more opportunities in the hospitality industry. The programme aims to support its GCC National colleagues that have ambition and a “can-do” attitude, with an emphasis on enhancing their development and skill set.
“Opportunity to give back to the community”
Ali Hamad Lakhraim Alzaabi, president & CEO of Millennium Hotel & Resorts (MEA) said: “I firmly believe that TooMooH is an excellent opportunity to give back to the community where we are present; therefore, through this programme, we are looking forward to contributing to the vision of GCC countries by unlocking the potential of GCC nationals and enabling them to be a driving force of their country’s economic development.
“It gives me great pride to launch this programme, and I’m confident that we will be able to mentor deserving TooMooH candidates towards their path to success.”
TooMooH is a four-tier, national development programme focused on the advancement of fresh graduates, executives and leaders. In the first phase of the programme, Millennium Hotels and Resorts will launch the TooMooH Executive Development Programme (TEDP), designed for selected professionals with the potential to assume managerial positions upon successful completion.
TEDP is an 18-month talent development course, where each candidate will have a personal coach and a mentor who will help the candidates refine their job knowledge and prepare them mentally and emotionally to lead the department.
Millennium Hotels & Resorts currently operates 35 hotels, has 11 hotels due to open within the next year and 40 hotels in the pipeline across the region.