Ishraq Hospitality Appoints Joseph Karam as Cluster General Manager for Jumeirah and Dubai Deira Properties
Joseph Karam will spearhead both Crowne Plaza Dubai Jumeirah and Crowne Plaza Dubai-Deira.
Ishraq Hospitality, part of Mohamed Obaid AlMulla Group has announced the appointment of Joseph Karam as Cluster General Manager for Crowne Plaza Dubai Jumeirah and Crowne Plaza Dubai-Deira. Joseph's role will see him utilize his wealth of hospitality experience to spearhead the direction for both hotels.
Hailing from Lebanon,Josephhas a lifelong love for hospitality, ignited by playing as a child in the historic Belmont Hotel. With over two decades of hospitality experience,Josephtrained as a waiter and quickly found he loved talking to different types of people. He hasstrong commercial acumen, with vast experience of implementing creative and effective change initiatives.Josephholds a bachelors degree in Hotel Management and Tourism with an MBA major in Human Resources Management.
Prior to his current position,Josephhas extensive global experience working in multi-branded hospitality companies across the world, including Lebanon, Thailand, Qatar and of course, the UAE. His diverse experience in all areas of hospitality - including a stint working as a HR Director for the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) - meansJosephhas a hands-on, personable attitude. His hospitality journey has come full circle, having worked initially as a waiter at Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, at the beginning of his career.
Josephwill be responsible for leading Crowne Plaza Dubai Jumeirah Crowne Plaza Dubai-Deira as prime destinations in the UAE."With the hospitality industry finally getting back on its feet, it is a pleasure to be opening the Crowne Plaza brand in the Jumeirah 1 area. Globally we are completely transforming the brand as we build hotels of the future with flexible design and innovation that modern travellers crave. The location of the hotel is the perfect mid-way point for guests to experience all aspects of Dubai, and we look forward to being a key player in the industry."
Located in the heart of Jumeriah 1,Crowne Plaza Dubai Jumeirah's excellent location enables its guests to be within reach of Dubai's key leisure and business areas. Crowne Plaza Dubai Jumeirah is an ideal choice for business and leisure travellers alike as guests can enjoy a relaxing day at Jumeirah Beach or visit nearby lifestyle or shopping landmarks.
Crowne Plaza Dubai-Deiraoffers an ideal set of facilities for tourists and business travellers. It is a part of the IHG Group under Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts,with a brand promise of"making business travel work." The hotel provides various business-ready services, a sleep advantage program, fast and fresh food 24/7, personalized meeting requirement assistance and adheres to the IHG Clean Promise to ensurethesafety and well-being of its guests.