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AMAALA, an ultra-luxury destination located along Saudi Arabia’s north western coast, has appointed hospitality industry veteran Victor Clavell to the role of chief operating officer.

Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel has announced the appointment of Nabil Al Zadjali as general manager.

The Radisson Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Salah Hamdan Mohammed Al Mamari as general manager of Radisson Blu Hotel, Sohar.

Al Mamari joined the hotel in 2014 as room’s division manager, before being promoted to executive assistant manager in 2018.

 Recognised for being amongst the world’s most hospitable people, Salah has been a perfect example for Oman’s well-deserved reputation. His immense potential to rise above the expected paved the way for him, allowing him to grow and take on new responsibilities. Exceeding guest expectations and treating them as he would like to be treated, are at the heart of Salah’s service philosophy.

Born in Oman, Al Mamari kicked-off his career in 2004 when he joined the Intercontinental Muscat. His ambition and drive was soon rewarded and Salah was offered a position as duty manager at the Crowne Plaza, Muscat. A few years later he rejoined the Intercontinental Muscat, where he headed up managerial positions both in the front office and rooms division department.

In line with Oman’s vision 2040, Radisson Hotel Group aim is to become the go-to hotelier for local guests and business travellers whilst empowering the Omani working population simultaneously. Al Mamari promotion reinforces Radisson Hotel Group’s commitment to nurture and shape careers of talented Omanis in the industry.

Nadine El Assaad Al Bulushi has been appointed as hotel manager for Kempinski Hotel Muscat. As the first Omani female hotel manager and an experienced professional hotelier, El Assaad Al Bulushi has proven to be a creative, efficient leader who believes that the success of an organisation comes from a competent and innovative team. 

El Assaad Al Bulushi brings over two decades of experience in hotel operations to her new role with Kempinski Hotel Muscat, starting her career as front office agent at Crowne Plaza Muscat and later being promoted to assistant front office manager. 

 El Assaad Al Bulushi next joined the Grand Hyatt Muscat, where she occupied several managerial positions in the rooms’ division. During her tenure with Hyatt Corporation, she supported the openings of Hyatt Regency Taba, Egypt, and Park Hyatt Dubai, UAE, as part of the opening task force.

 In 2006, El Assaad Al Bulushi made the move from her room division background to the position of director of revenue, and, afterwards, director of sales and marketing with Radisson Hotel Group. As part of her career with the Radisson Hotel Group, she supported the opening of Radisson Blu hotels in South Africa, as well as providing regional support for the hotels in Ethiopia, Libya, Kuwait, and Bahrain. Later, she moved on to a cluster role as EAM and director of revenue at Radisson Blu Muscat and Sohar. 

 

El Assaad Al Bulushi joined Kempinski Hotel Muscat as executive assistant manager in January of 2019, where she has managed to understand and fully commit to every DNA value in a way that is uniquely Kempinski. She created traditions in the work environment, showed entrepreneurial performance and proved how people-oriented she can be even with our smallest guests and why even those just joining Kempinski have a passion for European luxury.

Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME), the leading meetings and conventions event in the Asia Pacific region, recently announced the appointment of its new event director, Silke Calder, to lead its first hybrid event taking place from  March 15, 2021.

Ramada by Wyndham Downtown Dubai announced the appointment of Moustafa Abdelfattah as its new director of sales and marketing. He will also take on the role of group director of sales for the GCC market of R Hotels.