Al Bait Sharjah Appoints Albert Meow as New Hotel Manager
Bringing over 20 years of hospitality industry experience.
Further establishing its growth aspirations, Al Bait Sharjah, has appointed Albert Meow as Hotel Manager, overseeing the daily hotel operations with special focus on sales and marketing. With over 20 years of hospitality industry experience, Meow will be leading Al Bait Sharjah’s team through strategic planning to further establish the property’s presence in local and international hospitality markets.
On Meow’s appointment as Al Bait Sharjah’s Hotel Manager, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for General Hotel Management Ltd, Clement Koh, said: “GHM group prides itself on pioneering the hospitality industry by investing in unique partnerships such as our collaboration with Shurooq on Al Bait Sharjah. Albert Meow’s appointment comes to further enforce our strategy in the region and grow Sharjah as a tourism destination. His solid sales experience in the UAE, resources and people management skills make him a valuable addition to our leadership, we are confident that he will lead Al Bait Sharjah to achieve, and exceed, all our expectations. We are extremely proud to welcome him in our team”.
Before joining Al Bait Sharjah, Meow was the Sales & Marketing Director at The Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah, Ajman from 2017, where he has led the pre-opening team to achieve outstanding results through insightful budget setting, revenue-driven plans and people management skills, winning the resort multiple prestigious awards including Ajman’s Leading Luxury Resort in 2019.
Meow started his career in sales at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resorts & Shangri-La’s Golden Sands Resort in Malaysia where he left as a Director of Events Management in 2003 to join Traders Hotel Dubai, UAE as a Business Development Manager until 2007, joining later on Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts Angsana Dubai as an Assistant Director of Sales from September 2007 until October 2009, and moving after that to Banyan Tree Al Wadi & Banyan Tree Ras Al Khaimah Beach as a Director of Sales from November 2009 until June 2016.
About his appointment, Meow said: “Joining Al Bait Sharjah is a privilege for me personally, while setting a new challenge, for myself and my team. With Al Bait Sharjah having been named as the UAE’s most luxurious new hotel by Robb Report Magazine, as well as being voted amongst the top 10 hotels within the Middle East by Condé Nast Readers’ Choice Awards 2019, it places the property at an established high rank among other properties not only in the UAE, but also in the region.”
Meow’s focus for Al Bait Sharjah will be growing its local, regional and global presence through developing strong relationships with global partners and markets, further establishing the GHM Ltd brand as a key player in the Middle Eastern luxury hospitality scene, while actively promoting and preserving the unique culture of its destination, located in the Heart of Sharjah, a UNESCO world heritage site, and the former residence of Al Midfa family.
About Al Bait Sharjah
Launched in December 2018, Al Bait Sharjah is a project owned by Sharjah Investment and Development Authority Shurooq and managed by GHM (General Hotel Management Ltd). The property is located 17 kilometres from Dubai International Airport in the UAE’s most ambitious historical restoration project known as Heart of Sharjah. The Emirati luxury resort comprises of a collection of historic manor houses with 53 guestrooms and suites, and delivers bespoke services where beauty, unparalleled hospitality and a sense of home become inseparable. The architecture and design sensitively reflect Arabic culture, in tune with its surroundings and blending harmoniously with the heritage buildings in the district.
Established in 1992, GHM (General Hotel Management Ltd.) is known for conceptualising, developing and operating an exclusive group of hotels and resorts. With an expansive portfolio and more projects in the pipeline, GHM prides itself in providing guests with an unrivalled lifestyle experience. Each GHM property is an original. A symbiotic relationship between the hotel and the local culture enables GHM to provide guests with a genuine, close-up experience of the best every destination has to offer. The signature GHM style melds contemporary interpretations of Asian designs and distinctive local touches to create inspired, memorable spaces.