Dubai’s Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate has appointed Hazem Aouad as director of sales and marketing.
The Lebanese national will be lead the growth of the 396-key property with a steady focus on corporate business and strengthening leisure partnerships, as well as a strategic approach on meeting and events.
“It’s a delight to be part of the Accor family once again, the warm welcome of the team has been wonderful and, having been familiar with the DNA of the brand, I see better things ahead with Movenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate,” Aouad said.
Aouad has 20 years of hospitality experience, acquired from five-star luxury resorts to city properties across the Middle East. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Hotel & Tourism Management from the Notre Dame University in Lebanon and a Postgraduate Diploma at University Cesar Ritz, Brig, Switzerland.
He kicked off his career in Lebanon as a food and beverage supervisor and worked his way up, developing key negotiation and skills which landed his niche in the industry through sales. In his spare time, Hazem enjoys riding motorbikes and outdoor sporting activities.