General manager, Centara Muscat Hotel, Shadi Refai

Centara Hotels & Resorts is excited to introduce Shadi Refai as general manager of the Centara Muscat Hotel in Oman, which is set to be opening in the first quarter of 2016.

Refai is an Italian national with 16 years of experience in the hotel industry. His hospitality experience encompasses many recognisable brands such as The Ritz-Carlton Boston Common, the US; The Ritz-Carlton Doha, Qatar; Four Seasons Resort Nevis, West Indies; Four Seasons Hotel Beirut, Lebanon; and Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, Thailand. Before joining Centara, he was the executive assistant manager at Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa in the Philippines.

“Having an extensive background in the hospitality industry with leading brands, in many key markets, Refai provides an international perspective that will help Centara to develop a strong presence in the Middle East,” said chief operating officer, Centara Hotels & Resorts, Chris Bailey.

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