Ramada Downtown Dubai names new General Manager
Shahzad Butt to head hotel operations and strategies
DUBAI, UAE (June 27, 2016) – Ramada Downtown Dubai is pleased to announce the appointment of Shahzad Butt as its new General Manager.
Shahzad Butt has been in the hotel industry for 25 years. He was the Cluster General Manager of Chelsea Tower Hotel Apartments and Chelsea Gardens Hotel Apartments, and Group Director of Business Development for Chelsea Group of Hotel and Hotel Apartments in Dubai before joining Ramada Downtown Dubai. He started his career in hospitality with Hilton Worldwide, and later worked with Renaissance and Avari Hotels International, both in Pakistan and the UAE, where he served various positions including Assistant Manager, Regional Sales Manager, and Sales & Marketing Manager.
In his role as General Manager, Shahzad Butt will oversee the day-to-day operations of the 181-key property, ensuring high standards of quality and service in all aspects of guest experience. He will also represent Ramada Downtown Dubai in different exhibitions, forums, and events, and strengthen the partnership with the key affiliates of the hotel. Under his management, he will lead the overall strategies of the hotel to ensure healthy occupancy and revenue.
Commenting on his appointment, Butt said, “Ramada Downtown Dubai is an excellent property and I aim to further explore its potentials while maintaining the positive stature that it currently enjoys. I am excited to work with our group, R Hotels, and with the passionate hotel team.”
Sumair Tariq, Managing Director of R Hotels, commented: “The group is pleased to welcome ShahzadButt on board and we are confident that hisextensive hospitality experience will lead to great results for the hotel and the group. He has the full support from R Hotels team and we wish him success in his role.”
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 BurjKhalifa, 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.
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 Jumeira. 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.