CCRD Appoints New Assistant Executive Manager
Hicham Hankir for City Centre Rotana Doha
City Centre Rotana Doha Appoints Hicham Hankir as Assistant Executive Manager
City Centre Rotana Doha has announced the appointment of Hicham Hankir as Assistant Executive Manager. Hankir brings over 17 years of outstanding experience in the hospitality industry from several countries in the Middle East.
In his new position, Hankir will oversee all administrative processes related to food and beverage operations at the hotel, in addition to creating and applying strategies concerning all dining outlets such as the upscale restaurant "Teatro", the "Boston" bar, the Lebanese restaurant "Zeituna”, the all dinning "Olive Oil", the lobby lounge "Caramel", the poor bar "Aquarium" and the new outdoor lounge "Sama".
Furthermore, Hankir will ensure the provision of the finest and unparalleled services to visitors of the hotel, in addition to creating a constructive working environment among staff under his supervision, through training, development and performance enhancement, that will reflect positively on the level of services they offer to City Centre Rotana Doha’s guests and visitors.
Welcoming Hankir, Martin Kendall, General Manager of City Centre Rotana Doha said, “We are delighted to welcome Hicham Hankir to our team and we are confident he will prove to be a valuable asset for us. With his strong track record and solid experience, he will play an instrumental role in the management of the food and beverage operations within the hotel and enhance the overall City Centre Rotana Doha guest experience.”
Hicham Hankir started his career at the Hilton Lyon-International City as Hygiene and Stewarding Manager from January 2001 to March 2002.
Hankir has a strong academic background and holds a Master’s Degree in “Hotel Management” from the Hotel Management School of Strasbourg, Robert Schuman University in Strasbourg – France. In year 2001 he got his second Master’s degree in “Marketing & Management” from High Business School “IDRAC GROUP” in Lyon –France. His third Master’s degree is in “International Trade & European Business” from Jean Moulin University, Lyon- France, which he got it 2002.
Commenting on his appointment, Hicham Hankir, Executive Assistant Manager, i/c Food & Beverage said, “I am delighted to join the team of City Centre Rotana Doha which has always been renowned for providing the highest level of hospitality through its unique and exceptional restaurants. I look forward to adding value to the services at all our facilities and continue maintaining the prestigious reputation of the hotel through high quality and best services to its guests."
About City Centre Rotana Doha
City Centre Rotana Doha is located in the West Bay area and is conveniently connected to the City Center Shopping Mall, mere steps from the new Doha Convention Centre. The 5-star hotel is nestled in the business and commercial district, just 30 minutes away from Hamad’s International Airport and 15 minutes from the famous Souq Waqif, banking district and the Islamic Museum.
Specially designed for ultimate comfort and convenience, the 381-room City Centre Rotana Doha presents its guests a subtle blend of retro and modern designs, accompanied by warm Arab hospitality to create the perfect lodging experience for both business and leisure guests. Offering a scenic walkway, it takes visitors directly to the Corniche.
City Centre Rotana Doha offers exquisite dining venues to suit all tastes, from stylish to informal, fusion to international and state-of-the art facilities for conference and seminar requirements with the latest high-tech facilities including the Grand Ballroom, fully equipped meeting rooms and Business Center with the most up-to-date audio-visual equipment.
The hotel also includes a state-of-the-art Bodylines Leisure and Fitness Centre, massage rooms as well as sauna and Jacuzzi rooms which are all linked to an outdoor swimming pool and a landscaped patio space.