General manager, Manzil Downtown, Ahmed Elnawawy

Manzil Downtown


Emaar Hospitality Group has appointed Ahmed Elnawawy as the general manager of Manzil Downtown – an upscale lifestyle hotel in Downtown Dubai, which falls under the Vida Hotels and Resorts brand.

Boasting over 18 years of industry experience, Elnawawy will work to strengthen positioning of the hotel, which simultaneously enhancing service quality and brand value. He will focus on delivering creative strategies to drive higher levels of operational performance customer satisfaction and outstanding service standards.

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Prior to his current appointment, Ahmed served as director of rooms and residences at Address Dubai Mall.

“Manzil Downtown is a refreshingly different upscale lifestyle hotel, designed to appeal to a new generation of business executives, entrepreneurs and leisure travellers who want to experience Arabian hospitality in a sophisticated, contemporary yet comfortable ambience,” commented Elnawawy. “Our focus will be to provide inspiring guest experiences and exceptional services, as well as to continue building on the hotel’s success.”

Ahmed holds a bachelor’s degree in Tourism & Hotel Management from the Egyptian Higher Institute of Management, Egypt. He has previously worked in several senior managerial positions, overseeing the daily operations of the hotel with international hotels and hotel chains across the GCC.