Ferhad Zohny joins Oryx Rotana as Director of Business Development

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Published September 26th, 2016 - 03:54 GMT
Ferhad Zohny
Ferhad Zohny

Oryx Rotana, the five-star luxury business hotel in Doha, has announced the appointment of Ferhad Zohny to the role of Business Development Director. Ferhad will be responsible for identifying and leading strategic business development, alliance and acquisition opportunities for the hotel.

Prior to joining Oryx Rotana Doha, Ferhad was the Director of Sales & Marketing at Hyatt Regency Maryland, USA. He was responsible for marking activities for the hotel to improve positioning. Much of Ferhad’s early career was spent in the Hyatt, IHG, Viceroy, Conrad, Hilton properties in Egypt, UAE and USA where he held roles in sales and marketing, logistics as well as food and beverage operations.

A professional with over 20 years of progressive experience in Sales, Ferhad has been responsible for directing the sales, conducting sales calls, scheduling promotional work and tracking sales activities on large complex accounts or new territories. He holds a Masters Degree from University of Wales, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Food & Beverage.

On this occasion, Mark Timbrell, General Manager of Oryx Rotana said: “I am happier to welcome such a seasoned professional. Ferhad's deep knowledge of the industry in both sales and marketing will be an invaluable asset to Oryx Rotana Doha."

“His new role will see him supporting the continued growth of Oryx Rotana across the Middle East, utilising his extensive knowledge of the industry and relationships with key decision-makers," he concluded.

Background Information

Rotana Hotel Management Corporation

Rotana was founded in 1992, by a partnership between two visionary thinkers, Nasser Al Nowais and Selim El Zyr, who were joined three years later by Nael Hashweh and Imad Elias.

Operating as Rotana, it opened its first property in Abu Dhabi in 1993 and is today one of the leading hotel management companies within the Middle East and North Africa.

Rotana is a company offering the best of both worlds. A unique understanding of the culture and communities of the Middle East combined with the collective expertise of an executive team contributing over 35 years of international experience in the service industry.

Rotana aggressive expansion plans have seen the company grow from 2 properties in 1993 to a total of 70 by 2014. With several further properties planned for opening and new projects in the pipeline confirming the company's intention to have a Rotana managed property in all the major cities throughout the Middle East and North Africa within the next five years. 

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