JOE BATSHOUN has been appointed general manager of ART Rotana Amwaj Islands. He has been heading the pre-opening team of ART Rotana and is responsible for overall running and operation of the art-inspired property. Batshoun brings with him over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry working in three different continents.
MARK STERNER has been appointed hotel manager for Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi. He joins the Abu Dhabi team from his previous role as general manager of Viceroy Maldives, where he worked for over two years. In his new role at Yas Viceroy, Mark will focus on operations of the hotel and introducing products and services that will enhance the guest experience.
SUNIL KUMAR has been appointed chief engineer at Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel. He will be responsible for keeping technical infrastructure in order such as air conditioning, refrigeration, kitchen equipment, plumbing, electrical, as well as Fire & Safety. Kumar has extensive experience working with hotel groups in the UAE and abroad including Accor Groups’ Novotel and Ibis Hotels in Dubai, InterContinental Hotels Group’s Holiday Inn Downtown, Dubai and Sharjah, Millennium Hotel Dubai, and leading the engineering team at Millennium Copthorn Hotel, Sharjah.
MAHMOUD AL ZAIBAK has been appointed director of business development at Royal Rose. In his new role Mahmoud will lead the sales department while overseeing sales operations as well as marketing and promotions activities of the new hotel. Mahmoud brings with him over 14 years’ experience in the hotel industry.