Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts, which operates nine Middle East and African properties with five under development in Turkey, Egypt and Lebanon, has appointed the Dane Per Kyd Jacobsen as general manager of Radisson SAS Conference and Airport Hotel, Istanbul.
Jacobsen, 57, replaces Morrocan Mohammed Benamar who moves to Egypt as general manager of the company's Radisson SAS Golden Resort, Sharm Al-Sheikh. During his Turkish tenure, Benamar almost quadrupled the hotel's gross operating profit from 11 percent in 1999 to 41 percent in 2001, according to a company press release.
“This dual move is part of our region-wide restructuring as expansion plans in Egypt and Turkey,” said Werner Kuendig, senior vice president at Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts, Middle East & Africa.
Other Middle East & Africa Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts are in Amman, Aqaba, Bahrain, Baku, Cape Town, Kuwait and Muscat. The chain has hotels under development in Al-Quseir, Beirut, Hurghada, Istanbul, and Taba.
Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts, currently includes 110 hotels in operation and 37 hotels under development in 37 countries and is the sole franchiser in Europe, the Middle East and Northern Africa for Radisson Hotels & Resorts.
Radisson Hotels & Resorts and its parent company Carlson Hospitality Worldwide includes 750 hotel and resort locations representing 137,830 guest rooms in 63 countries plus six luxury cruise ships sailing worldwide. — (menareport.com)
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