R Hotels promotes Samir Arora to Cluster General Manager
Arora to head both Ramada Downtown Dubai and Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham
AJMAN, UAE (January 31, 2016) – R Hotels announces the promotion of Samir Arora as Cluster General Manager of its two Dubai properties, Ramada Downtown Dubai and Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham.
Prior to his appointment, Arora has served as General Manager of Ramada Downtown Dubai for two and a half years, where he led his team on the refurbishment of the 181-key hotel, including its restaurant, lobby and offices within a period of 18 months. Under his leadership, the property was also able to significantly increase its TripAdvisor and guest satisfaction ratings. In his new role as Cluster General Manager, Arora will oversee the day-to-day operations of both hotels, and ensure the high standards of service rendered to the guests through the different departments. He will also direct the team towards achieving its yearly target through its various sales strategies and marketing campaigns.
Ramada Downtown Dubai and Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham are owned and operated by R Hotels, the hospitality management division of the Ajman-based R Holding. Sumair Tariq, Managing Director of R Hotels congratulated Arora on his new position: “We are confident that he will serve as a great leader to both hotels as he was able to bring in notable developments and contribution not only to Ramada Downtown but also for the group.”
A seasoned hotelier, Arora boasts more than 25 years of hospitality experience. He used to work for Emaar Group as Resident Manager for Vida Downtown, and Executive Assistant Manager for Al Manzil Downtown before joining R Hotels.
Arora enthused: “I look forward to working with the team at Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham. This is an exciting time for Dubai’s hospitality sector and we are all ready to face new challenges, and to work together to provide the best quality of service and meet our goals for 2016 and the years ahead.”
About R Hotels
R Hotels is the hospitality management division of the Ajman-based R Holding. Established in 2008, the company presently owns, operates and manages five hotels across the UAE – Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman, Ramada Beach Hotel Ajman, Ramada Downtown Dubai, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham and ibis Styles Jumeirah. R Hotels aims to grow its business by developing and acquiring new hotels in key locations, and establishing suitable franchise affiliations. The company takes pride in its professional and efficient management team and hotel staffs, and confirms its positive stature in the hospitality sector with its high-quality accommodation and facilities, matched by top notch service.
About Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham is located along the prestigious Jumeirah Beach Residence complex and a short walk away from the splendid beach of Dubai. The hotel offers a wide array of dining, entertainment and leisure options with its proximity to some of the city’s premier commercial and business hubs including The Walk, Dubai Marina, Media City, Internet City and Jebel Ali Free Zone. Equipped with spacious rooms and suites with kitchenette, this four-star hotel offers unequalled comfort and modern convenience. Its first class amenities such as the health club, swimming pool and spa let the guests unwind and revitalize the body and mind. Ideal for family holidays, romantic getaways, weekend breaks or business trips, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham guarantees a remarkable and relaxing experience in the dazzling emirate of Dubai.
About Ramada Downtown Dubai
Ramada Downtown Dubai is located within the city’s vibrant commercial and tourist centre. The hotel provides a great view of Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, and overlooks the spectacular Dubai Fountain. It is a short walk away from The Dubai Mall, as well as to a wide array of dining venues along Downtown Dubai. Its prime location makes it ideal for all types of guests – business travellers attending conferences and exhibitions, extended holidays for families, or guests on short Dubai getaway. The hotel offers a modern luxurious city suite living with its spacious accommodation and tasteful interiors complemented by an outstanding service. Guests can choose from a range of options including a junior suite, one-bedroom suite, two-bedroom suite and the luxurious four-bedroom penthouse. Kenza Restaurant, located at the hotel’s second floor, is an all-day dining venue that serves a delectable selection of local and international dishes. The hotel amenities include a well-equipped gymnasium and a large outdoor swimming pool where the guests can rejuvenate and relax amid the hustle and bustle of the city.