New General Manager Appointment at Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai
Mr. Hakan Ozel as the new GM
Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai announces the appointment of Mr. Hakan Ozel as the new General Manager. He will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the hotel including hotel rooms, serviced apartments and residences as well as the colleagues’ welfare. Prior to his current appointment, he was the General Manager at China World Summit Wing, a Shangri-La hotel in Beijing, China.
Mr. Ozel has over 13 years of experience with the Shangri-La Group, which has taken him to properties in Dalian, Shenzhen, Wenzhou, Tianjin and Beijing in China, Muscat in Sultanate of Oman and Jakarta in Indonesia. Before joining the Shangri-La family, Mr. Ozel held several positions at luxury hotels spanning China, Egypt, United Arab Emirates and his hometown in Turkey, where he started his illustrious career of 23 years in food and beverage management.
Commenting on his new appointment, Mr. Ozel said, “I am honored to be given this wonderful opportunity as General Manager at Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai. I am also fortunate to work with a very dynamic and motivated team that undertakes guest services straight from their hearts whilst ensuring that the hotel continues to excel and brings the legacy of hospitality and famed distinctive service that the group is globally renowned for”.
Married with a ten-year old son, Mr. Ozel loves to entertain his friends with his cooking skills. He enjoys exploring new destinations and cultures, and likes to follow European football in his spare time.
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages 100 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 40,000. Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services. Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka.