Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Dubai names Wael El Behi as General Manager
He will oversee the smooth grand opening of the property by end of 2013
Dubai, UAE (November 04, 2013) – Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham, the first hotel brand in Dubai and the region of Wyndham Hotel Group, announces the appointment of Wael El Behi as General Manager who will be responsible for directing the overall management and operation of this new city resort.
A seasoned hotelier, El Behi is proud of the appointment and described it as both “exciting and challenging.” Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham is the flagship property of the brand in the region and El Behi’s main task is the smooth opening of the 25-storey property and to welcome shortly guests to the 188-room hotel and suites.
El Behi said: “Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham in JBR will open in two phases. We will have shortly our soft opening and our grand opening will happen very soon. As the General Manager of Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham my main task is to oversee the full operation of the hotel. The challenge for me and my team is to get ready for operation in a very short period of four months, I am confident that we will achieve our goal because we have a good brand, a prime location and the great value for money. I am very happy to share that we are getting positive feedbacks from the market and specially our business partners who are working with us to promote the property to our target markets.”
Sumair Tariq, Managing Director, R Hotels said: “We would like to congratulate Mr. El Behi in his appointment as General Manager of our second property in Dubai. We commend his exceptional performance in operating our property in Downtown Dubai. It was a very challenging role for him because Ramada Downtown Dubai is surrounded by famous hospitality brands but Mr. El Behi’s leadership abilities and extensive background in hotel operations are the keys to his success. I am sure these will also guide him in getting Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham reach its goals.”
Prior to this appointment, El Behi was General Manager of Ramada Downtown Dubai, another property owned and managed by R Hotels, the hotels and hotel management subsidiary of Ajman-based R Holding LLC. He held the position for more than two years and established the property’s reputation as the preferred hotel in the Downtown area by both local and international visitors.
A Tunisian national, El Behi has more than 20 years of experience in hospitality management, sales and marketing. He previously worked as Executive Assistant Manager of Coral Deira Dubai, General Manager of Coral Boutique Villas and Regional Director of Sales & Marketing. He also joined Suha Hotel Apartments in Jumeirah Beach Residence as General Manager and then with Auris Hotel Management as Director Business Development in March 2010.
About Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Dubai
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Dubai, is owned, operated and managed by R Hotels, the hospitality management division of Ajman-based R Holding LLC. The extended stay hotel brand is part of Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies, one of the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,410 hotels and over 635,100 rooms in 67 countries under 15 hotel brands.
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham is located on the JBR walk, a prime location with its one passage opening coupled with a variety of family entertainment activities, on the main strip and a spectacular view of the ocean. Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Dubai will provide the finest hospitality experience to both business and leisure travellers who enjoy the comfort, convenience and ambiance of home away from home.