Commercial director – Dubai, R Hotels, Nevil D’souza

Nevil D’souza

Nevil D’souza has been appointed the commercial director of R Hotels’ Dubai properties.

In his new position, he will take charge of the group’s sales and marketing strategies for the four Dubai-based hotels, which include Ramada by Wyndham Downtown Dubai, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham JBR, The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel and ibis Styles Jumeira Dubai.

D’souza assumes his new challenge with over 15 years of valuable industry experience. Prior to his new position, he worked as the director of sales and marketing at V Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton at Al Habtoor City. He also previously served as the area director of sales for Roda Hotels & Resorts, managing a total of seven properties and more than 2,000 keys, among a handful of other positions.

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Managing director, R Hotels, Sumair Tariq commented on D’souza’s appointment: “Our team gladly welcomes Nevil on board and we wish him success on his new role. With Dubai’s increasingly competitive hospitality landscape, his extensive experience and notable links within the industry are expected to enhance the group’s overall performance in terms of occupancy and revenue.”

D’Souza enthused: “I am excited to be part of R Hotels team and work with a homegrown brand with ties to international hotel chains. R Hotels’ Dubai portfolio are all situated within the emirate’s top leisure and business hubs; together with the team, we are keen to roll out a comprehensive strategy for the group while capitalising on each property’s distinctive features and offers.”