Flückiger appointed General Manager Radisson SAS Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek
Andreas Flückiger has been appointed General Manager of Radisson SAS Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek, part of the first-class brand of the fast-growing Rezidor SAS Hospitality. The property is currently the InterContinenal Hotel Dubai, an established landmark on the Deira Creekside and will be re-branded Radisson SAS as of 1 October this year.
Flückiger, a Swiss national, has extensive international hospitality industry experience, having held numerous food and beverage positions in Europe, South America and Asia. He takes up his new role following four years as General Manager of Radisson SAS Hotel, Kuwait.
“Andreas’s knowledge of the region and of Radisson SAS will be a real asset to the hotel, especially during the re-branding phase of the property,” said Jean-Marc Busato, Vice President Middle East, Rezidor SAS Hospitality.
“This will be our second Radisson SAS in Dubai and with the support of the management team, we look forward to sharing our values including the ‘Yes I Can!’ spirit and 100% guest satisfaction guarantee with employees and guests.”
Radisson SAS Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek has 287 guest-rooms, including 39 suites, 16 food and beverage outlets as well as meeting and events facilities. The property is popular with business travellers and the GCC leisure market.
Rezidor SAS Hospitality is one of the fastest growing hospitality companies in the world and currently has 273 hotels, encompassing over 55,000 rooms in operation and under development in 47 countries.
In September 2002, Rezidor SAS Hospitality announced a unique deal with US-based Carlson Hotels Worldwide to expand selected Carlson brands in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Rezidor SAS now operates Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts, Regent International Hotels, Park Inn and Country Inn along with the goldpoints plusTM loyalty programme for frequent hotel guests. Initially, Rezidor SAS Hospitality was a wholly owned subsidiary of the Stockholm-based SAS Group. In June 2005, Rezidor SAS Hospitality completed the strategic agreement with US-based Carlson Hotels Worldwide, which resulted in an enhancement of their long-time franchise partnership into a shareholder agreement. Carlson Hotels Worldwide acquired a 25 percent shareholding in Rezidor SAS Hospitality from SAS group in return for renegotiated commercial terms of the parties’ current Master Franchise Agreement.
In November 2005, Rezidor SAS signed a worldwide license agreement with the Italian fashion house Missoni, to develop and operate a lifestyle hotel brand of the same name: Hotel Missoni.
Rezidor SAS Hospitality Corporate Office is based in Brussels.
For more information on Rezidor SAS and its different brands, visit www.rezidorsas.com.
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