Anne Liyanage has been appointed the director of sales of The Meydan Hotel and Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa.
Liyanage assumes her new position with over two decades of relevant experience, acquired in Sri Lanka, Australia and the UAE. As director of sales, she will lead and direct the cluster sales team, while simultaneously overseeing the sales operation and business development of Meydan Hotels & Hospitality’s portfolio, which includes The Meydan Hotel and Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa.
Cluster general manager, Meydan Hotels & Hospitality, Reuben Mifsud commented: “Anne is a dynamic team player and an extremely passionate leader with strong people management skills. She is the ideal candidate for this role, aiming to raise our stature in the industry and to position The Meydan Hotel and Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa as the first choice in Dubai for MICE, leisure and business guests.”
Liyanage, from Sri Lanka, kicked off her travel industry career in aviation in Colombo. In 1999 she joined the hospitality sector and held various sales roles with regional and international hotel chains in the UAE.
She commented on her new challenge: “My new role as director of sales for these two unique properties is a fantastic opportunity and I am passionate to drive a strong team to maintain a solid positioning of both hotels in an extremely competitive landscape.”