Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence Appoints Mahmoud El Keiy as New General Manager
Four Seasons veteran brings his extensive experience in the Egyptian hospitality market to his new role at the head of the leading Cairo hotel
Cairo, Egypt, 18 March 2014: From the East banks of the Nile to its West, Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence welcomes Mahmoud El Keiy as its new General Manager. El Keiy takes the reins of the leading 269-roomed hotel in Cairo, moving to his new role from its sister property Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza where he served as Hotel Manager since March 2013.
El Keiy is a hospitality veteran who has spent more than 12 years as a part of the Four Seasons family, first with the pre-opening team at Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh as the Sales Manager, followed by seven years at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza as Director of Sales and Marketing. During his tenure, El Keiy demonstrated extensive leadership skills and managerial insights, as a result of which he was promoted to Hotel Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria at San Stefano. Excelling with passion, teamwork and commitment, El Keiy spent a year and a half in the Mediterranean city, only to return to Cairo as Hotel Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza in 2013.
A graduate from the Faculty of Tourism and Hotels in Egypt, El Keiy began his career at Hilton Hotels, Egypt, as a part of the Front Office and worked his way up to the Sales Department. In 2002, El Keiy joined the team at Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh, distinguishing himself quickly with his drive. El Keiy’s strengths are deeply rooted in his experience in sales and marketing, with strong ties and networks in the GCC area as well as the North and South American markets being some of the most valuable assets he brings to his new role.
“El Keiy has been exceptional since he joined the team at Four Seasons in 2002, and has gone from strength to strength in the execution of key hotel functions. From sales and marketing, to overseeing the property’s operations as Hotel Manager, he has been sincerely dedicated and has displayed his expertise, passion and inspiring ability to lead a team,” said Olivier Masson, Regional Vice President, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
“We look forward to El Keiy heading Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence and steering it towards new avenues of growth, as one of the pioneering hotels to offer a superior experience and exceptional service in Cairo,” added Masson.
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