ROTANA HOTEL MANAGEMENT CORPORATION APPOINTS SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM FOR ITS NEW HOTEL IN IRAQ
Karbala Rayhaan by Rotana to be the first and only 5-star hotel in one of Iraq’s busiest tourist cities
Abu Dhabi, October 28, 2013- Rotana, the leading hotel management company in the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Eastern Europe, headquartered in Abu Dhabi, announced the General Manager and other senior appointments for its new property in Iraq, the 5-star Karbala Rayhaan by Rotana. The property, which is set to redefine the standards of luxury hospitality in one of Iraq’s busiest tourist cities, is set to open in early November.
General Manager Nader Mobader, a seasoned hospitality player with 18 years of industry experience in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, has been leading the team through the crucial pre-opening phase and will head the operations when the hotel opens its doors to guests next month.
A native of Lebanon, Mobader is a graduate from the prestigious Les Roches International School of Hotel Management, Switzerland. Prior moving to Rotana, Mobader worked with several international hotel chains.
Rotana also announced other key appointments, including Ali Kamar who has been appointed to the role of Rooms Division Manager, and Wissam Injibar who takes on the position of Director of Sales, and Hassan Salameh as Executive Chef, overseeing the daily operations of the F&B department encompassing the hotel’s four dining outlets and one meeting room.
Mohamad Haj Hassan, Rotana’s Area Vice President – Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Sudan said the opening of the new Karbala property is a realisation of Rotana’s strong commitment to Iraq, one of the most promising emerging markets in the Middle East. “Iraq is a market that holds a great deal of interest for Rotana, and we wanted to make sure that the right team was in place to consolidate our reputation for service and excellence when we opened our second property in the country.”
The Karbala Rayhaan by Rotana will be the first and only 5-star hotel to open in the city of Karbala, which annually attracts more than 12 million visitors.
The 200-room, 14-storey hotel is is accessible from both Najaf Airport (80km) and Baghdad Airport (130km).
Rotana currently manages a portfolio of over 70 properties throughout the Middle East and Africa with an aggressive expansion plan in place. Rotana has chosen to acknowledge how precious time is by making all time spent in their range of hotels ‘Treasured Time’. This means Rotana has pledged to understand and meet the individual needs of all guests. In so doing, Rotana has evolved its product brands to include, Rotana Hotels & Resorts, Centro Hotels by Rotana, Rayhaan Hotels & Resorts by Rotana and Arjaan Hotel Apartments by Rotana. Treasured Time.The Rotana promise to you.
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