Oryx Rotana appoints Lizette Duco as Director of Recreation
Oryx Rotana, the five-star luxury business hotel in Doha, has appointed Lizette Duco as its new Recreation Director for the modern, high-tech hotel located close to Hamad International Airport and a few minutes away from the city centre, corniche and business district. An accomplished fitness training professional with more than 15 years of industry experience, Lizette Duco will oversee the operations of The Bodylines leisure and fitness club at Oryx Rotana Doha.
Lizette was previously appointed as the Recreation Manager for Hili Rayhaan Rotana Al Ain since 2014. In this position, she oversaw the service and operations of the hotel's recreational facilities. Prior to that, she served as the Cluster GX Manager for Gold’s Gym International Abu Dhabi from 2012 to 2013 and as Personal Training Coordinator and Fitness Trainerat several leading fitness training centres and corporate houses in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Philippines from 2000 to 2012. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Science, College of Human Kinetics from University of the Philippines. Her special interests are Human Kinetics Research, Individual Fitness Training and Group Exercise.
“With over 15 years of experience and accomplishments, Lizette will be an immediate and viable asset to Oryx Rotana,” commented Lana Jwainat, Director of Marketing and Communications at Oryx Rotana Hotel. “Her extensive administrative skills combined with her leisure, cultural and recreational services background will be a real asset to the organisation.”
"Oryx Rotana is internationally recognized as a top destination for groups and conventions. We feel that this appointment is a further step toward solidifying our position as a top destination for business as well as family travellers,” she added.
As Director of Recreation, Lizette Duco will be instrumental in creating the overall Fitness experience to keep fit through the Bodylines Leisure and Fitness Club at the hotel. The club offers a fully equipped gymnasium with cardiovascular and weight training machines. Furthermore, she will continue to enhance the overall Rotana guest experience, leading the development of family-focused fitness programming.
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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