Bartlomiej Mart has been appointed the general manager of Ascott Rafal Olaya Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
A Polish national, Mart is a senior hospitality professional with a wealth of international hospitality experience, much of which was collected in the Middle East.
Mart enthused on his new challenge: “I am pleased to be joining the Ascott group in the KSA. Since opening its doors in 2017, Ascott Rafal Olaya Riyadh has gone from strength to strength, and I look forward to working with the team to further enhance its reputation as one of the Saudi capital’s premier serviced residences.”
Mart kicked off his career in the US in 2003 and was part of Marriott International’s F&B department. He then climbed the ranks to housekeeping manager, director of services and director of operations.
Prior to assuming his new position in Riyadh, Mart worked as the hotel manager of Swiss-Belhotel Residences in Bahrain.
Regional general manager – Middle East, Africa and Turkey, The Ascott Limited’s (Ascott), Vincent Miccolis enthused: “Ascott has pinpointed Saudi Arabia as a key expansion territory, we currently have five operating serviced residences in the Kingdom with an additional property set to open in August this year. Over the next two years we will open another five properties located in Al Khobar, Riyadh, Jeddah and Abha.
“As we move ahead with our ambitious Saudi Arabia expansion plans, we’re very pleased to welcome Bartlomiej Mart on board. Not only is he a highly experienced and dynamic hotelier, he also has a reputation for delivering outstanding guest services with impressive attention to detail,” he concluded.