Cluster GM, Hala Arjaan by Rotana & Al Maha Arjaan by Rotana, Nadim El Zyr


Nadim El Zyr, a Lebanese-Canadian national, has been named the cluster general manager of Hala Arjaan by Rotana and Al Maha Arjaan by Rotana.

Prior to his new title, he served as the general manager of Al Maha Arjaan by Rotana.

El Zyr is the son of Rotana’s co-founder, Selim El Zyr, and is a graduate of the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland. He took over the leadership of the 288-room Al Maha Arjaan by Rotana in early 2017 and has been pivotal in concluding the hotel’s full refurbishment and maintaining its commercial and reputational success.


Before that, El Zyr held managerial positions at a number of Rotana properties in Abu Dhabi, including Park Rotana, Park Arjaan by Rotana, Yas Island Rotana and Centro Yas Island.

El Zyr enthused on his new position: “Hala Arjaan by Rotana has enjoyed 10 successful years, and the team has been doing a terrific job building a loyal customer base. Now that the Al Zahiya development project is complete, the hotel benefits from being in a vibrant neighbourhood with easy access to Abu Dhabi’s key locations.”

He continued: “It is an honour for me to lead two of Rotana’s prized Arjaan properties in the capital. Both hotels are highly successful, and although they are fundamentally similar, each has a unique identity and a set of unique selling points. The two properties combined will have an inventory of 454 keys and will be a major player in Abu Dhabi’s deluxe hotel apartment market.”

El Zyr will work to maximise the full sales potential of both properties, find synergies that increase productivity and share best practices that create lasting memories.