Bab Al Qasr Hotel Welcomes New General Manager

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Published April 23rd, 2018 - 08:54 GMT
Vincent Mercurio, the new General Manager
Vincent Mercurio, the new General Manager

The five-star Bab Al Qasr Hotel and Residences has proudly announced the appointment of Vincent Mercurio as its new General Manager, bringing to the property more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry.

Mercurio, a global hotelier, is a veteran of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company for 13 years. During this experience, he held assignments in several countries from Spain, China and his native USA. It was with the company that Mercurio gained his first role as General Manager in 2005 by launching the first new Ritz-Carlton in China (Beijing) establishing a new look and feel to luxury traditional standards and creating benchmarks for the Asian region.

In 2007 Mercurio moved back to USA as General Manager for the re-opening and launch of The London West Hollywood in California awarded  #1 World’s Best Large City Hotel in USA and Canada by Travel + Leisure’s in 2010. Four years later in 2011 he moved to Bangkok as General Manager for the multi-award winning property The Conrad Bangkok and Residences in Thailand.

Mercurio’ s Middle East experience began with his appointment as General Manager of the five star hotel brand launched by Emaar Hospitality Group, The Address Dubai Mall Hotel and Residences in 2013.

In his new role, Mercurio will build upon and greatly enhance the luxury experience and unique offerings at Bab Al Qasr Hotel & Residences Arabic traditions and build its presence on Abu Dhabi's prestigious Corniche neighborhood. Commenting on his appointment, Vincent Mercurio, General Manager of Bab Al Qasr Hotel & residences said, “It is a great honor and challenge to take on the role of General Manager of this prestigious property and look forward to showcase every facet of our Arabic elegance for guests seeking a unique, luxury retreat while visiting the capital of UAE, the amazing Abu Dhabi".  

Mercurio brings with him a wealth of international leadership experience in the hospitality industry with more than three decades of experience. A performance driven individual who has set a high standard for service excellence, he has successfully opened, rebranded, and upgraded several five-star properties in competitive and challenging environments, and has worked for multiple world known companies. He added, “It is a pleasure to return to the UAE, a global hub for hospitality, exciting destination developments, and a dynamic culture. Bab Al Qasr Hotel & Residences is built on a unique Arabic and Moroccan essence with a rich heritage that we greatly look forward to welcome and engage guests from the local and international community. "

Background Information

Bab Al Qasr Hotel & Residences

5-Star Abu Dhabi hotel with Arabian elegance

A beautiful location on a private beach along the Abu Dhabi Corniche overlooking the stunning UAE's landmark, Presidential Palace, is just one of the highlights at the 5 star Bab Al Qasr Hotel & Residences. In addition, imposing architecture and Arabesque interiors complement the magnificent setting where luxury and contemporary comforts reign.

Bab Al Qasr means "gateway to the palace" and the statement Arabic doorway feature of this gleaming copper-tone hotel is just one architectural nod to its heritage.  Numerous elements combine to reflect the essence of Arabia – including accents reminiscent of Bedouin tents and the interlaced geometric designs of Islamic art, as well as a welcoming oasis in the luxurious lobby with palms and a falaj-like water feature.

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