Ramada Downtown welcomes new Director of Sales and Marketing
Brings in 15 years of Middle East hospitality experience
DUBAI, UAE (June 15, 2015) – Ramada Downtown Dubai announces the appointment of Walid El Masri as its new Director of Sales and Marketing.
In his role, El Masri will head the sales and marketing departments in developing and implementing strategies to increase hotel revenue and keep pace with the robust competition in Dubai, especially in Downtown area. He is tasked to further ties with the hotel’s key partners, generate business leads and identify new markets for the property. On top of his function as DOSM, El Masri will also oversee the GCC sales strategy for R Hotels, the property’s owning company.
An Egyptian National, El Masri boasts more than 15 years of experience in the hospitality sector. Before joining Ramada Downtown Dubai, he served as Cluster Director of Sales for travel trade segment under Rotana Hotel Management. He also formerly held sales positions in various hospitality groups and hotels including Accor, Ramee Group of Hotels and Resorts, Metropolitan Palace Hotel and Jumeirah Emirates Towers.
Samir Arora, General Manager, commented: “Ramada Downtown Dubai and R Hotels are delighted to have El Masri on board and the team extends our full support in his new role. With his broad experience in Middle East’s dynamic hospitality field, we are positive that he will bring in new insights and strategies which will be valuable to our growing organization.”
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.