The St. Regis Abu Dhabi Announces New Director of Sales

Press release
Published August 28th, 2018 - 10:21 GMT
Ricardo Gomes
Ricardo Gomes

Ricardo Gomes, a Portuguese national, brings to the best address over 19 years of International hospitality experience. Most recently Ricardo headed the Sales and Marketing team for IHG in Lisbon Portugal as Cluster Director of Sales & Marketing. Prior to this, he led an extensive career with Starwood holding a variety of positions including Director of Sales for the pre-opening of The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa, Director of Sales & Marketing at The Westin Langkawi as well as a tenure at Le Meridien Oran Hotel & Convention Centre.

Ricardo’s career spans a great depth including positons held at various sales roles within other hospitality groups including Accor and Karma Resorts as well as in the Meetings, & Events Industry.

Ricardo holds a Masters of Arts in European Tourism & Management from The University of Bournemouth as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Tour Operating Management, Tourism from Escola Superior de Hotelaria e Turismo do Estoril, Portugal.

Ricardo now returns to the Middle East and will his new role will be to focus on driving and leading the Sales Team for one of the most admired luxury hotels  in the capital with exceptional, interiors and service beyond expectation The St. Regis Abu Dhabi is known for. Celebrating its 5th Anniversary this year the hotel is regarded as Abu Dhabi’s finest urban resort. Ricardo’s reports will include the Corporate, Leisure, Government and Groups, Catering & Events Sales Teams.

The St Regis Abu Dhabi General Manager Moustafa Sakr shares: “It’s a great pleasure to welcome Ricardo to the team. Ricardo join’s us at a key time where as part of our 5th Anniversary celebrations the hotel is investing in enhancement of our offering. Our guest satisfaction and reputation in the city is at the highest it’s ever been and this is something we have worked very hard to achieve.  Ricardo’s many years in the industry will be a key component of driving this and we are confident that his expertise will continue to drive the success we have achieved in the capital particularly as new competition enters the market.”

Background Information

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi soars to new heights of splendour and service beyond expectation. Located at the vibrant heart of Abu Dhabi, you are invited to the finest address in the city.
Each of the hotel’s 283 rooms revels in a magnificent view of the alluring Abu Dhabi Corniche. The Abu Dhabi Suite, high on the skybridge between the two Nation Towers has an astonishing 360◦ view.
The signature St. Regis Butler Service is complimentary for every room in the hotel. Remède Spa in Abu Dhabi creates a sanctuary for guests and an experience which borders on mystical.
Our Library with business center ensures guests stay connected, while our onsite helipad allows for timely departures. Moreover, our signature St. Regis Butler Service, Concierge team, and dedicated staff work tirelessly to fulfill each desire as if it were second nature.

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