Radisson Hotels & Resorts has appointed three new senior management personnel to its regional office in Dubai to service planned growth. Shawki Khairallah, a British/Lebanese national, joins the regional office as Regional Director Business Development, Middle East, while Briton David Barbour takes up the reins as Regional Director, Design and Technical Services, Middle East.
Another Briton, David Kerr, becomes Regional Engineering Service Manager, Middle East. All three join Radisson from the Kuwait Commercial Real Estate Company (KCREC).
The appointments follow the recent reorganization of Rezidor Hospitality to boost the projected growth of the Radisson Hotels & Resorts brand in the region. Following the recent addition of properties in Sharjah, in the UAE, Beirut in Lebanon and Yanbu in Saudi Arabia, two more hotels in the Saudi Kingdom are shortly to fly the Radisson flag.
Radisson Hotels & Resorts operates 12 Middle East and African properties in Amman, Aqaba, Bahrain, Beirut, Cape Town, Istanbul, Kuwait, Muscat, Sharm-El-Sheikh, Taba, Sharjah in the UAE and Yanbu, Saudi Arabia. A further two hotels in Jeddah and Riyadh, will operate under the brand by the end of January 2003. Two more properties in Egypt's Hurghada and Al Quesir are also in the pipeline, while Turkey will see two more Radisson hotels in Ankara and Istanbul. — (menareport.com)
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