Emaar Appoints Riad Abi Haidar as GM of Two Address Hotels and Resorts
A hospitality expert to manage both Address Dubai Mall and Address Boulevard in Downtown Dubai.
Dubai, UAE; March 14, 2019: Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure business of Emaar Properties PJSC, has appointed seasoned hospitality expert, Riad Abi Haidar, as the General Manager of two premium luxury hotels under Address Hotels + Resorts.
In his new role, he will responsible for the operations and day-to-day management of Address Dubai Mall and Address Boulevard in Downtown Dubai. He is also mandated with setting strategic plans that will drive the operational excellence of the two hotels and boost team productivity.
Olivier Harnisch, CEO of Emaar Hospitality Group, said: “Having served as General Manager for Address Dubai Marina, Riad has a strong understanding of the brand values of Address Hotels + Resorts and its luxury hallmarks. His extensive experience will be invaluable in the growth of the two hotels. He will look at identifying innovative concepts that will further elevate the positioning of the hotels and drive guest loyalty.”
Riad Abi Haidar said: “Address Dubai Mall and Address Boulevard exemplify the brand values of Address Hotels + Resorts and will continue to be recognised as ultimate lifestyle destinations. Our focus will be to redefine industry benchmarks with our ultra-modern hotel rooms and suites, exceptional dining concepts and avant-garde wellness facilities, combined with unrivalled guest service and great value experiences.”
Prior to his stint with Address Dubai Marina, Riad was the General Manager of Manzil Downtown, an upscale lifestyle hotel under Emaar Hospitality Group’s Vida Hotels and Resorts. He has proven track record in delivering industry-leading innovation and setting benchmarks in hotel performance. Riad has worked in several senior managerial positions at international hotel chains in France, Switzerland and the UK. He holds an MBA in Hotel & Tourism Administration from Cesar Ritz University, Switzerland and a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management from Ecole Hoteliere de Toulouse, France.
Whether you seek a weekend of indulgent retail therapy or visiting the city with family, Address Dubai Mall, a premium shopping retreat, and Address Boulevard, a city lifestyle resort, have everything to make your getaway one to remember. Both hotels offer direct access to The Dubai Mall, the world’s most-visited retail and lifestyle destination, as well as popular leisure and entertainment attractions in Downtown Dubai. With its prime address and exceptional location, the properties are perfectly positioned for both business and leisure gatherings.
Address Hotels + Resorts:
Address has brought a fresh identity to the global hospitality and service sector by setting new benchmarks with its gracious hospitality and exceptional service standards. Positioning its messaging as ‘Where life happens’, Address Hotels + Resorts offers a more personal and engaging experience to guests in a premium lifestyle environment, enriching the lives of its guests with luxury, style and elegance.
Address Hotels + Resorts properties are situated in some of the most sought-after locations. The brand also owns and operates Address Residences, which is a leader in the serviced and branded residences sector. Address Hotels + Resorts also extended its management to Palace Downtown, a palatial oasis in Downtown Dubai.