Emaar Hospitality Group has appointed Sharihan Al Mashary as the general manager of Manzil Downtown.
Al Mashary will support the management team in driving hotel operations, namely in strategic business development and driving CSR initiatives.
The UAE national was the first female student at the Abu Dhabi Men’s College, where she studied Aeronautical Mechanics and Airline Management. She also studied Flight, Aviation & Airport Management from the College of Aero/Astro Sciences at the Dubai Aerospace Enterprise University in Dubai.
Her previous experience includes serving as an Expert Judge of Culinary Arts at World Skills International; assistant front office manager of Address Boulevard; and member of the pre-opening team of Armani Hotel Dubai, working on the F&B operations.
On her appointment, CEO, Emaar Hospitality Group, Olivier Harnisch said: “We are delighted to appoint our first female Emirati general manager at Manzil Downtown, especially as the hotel focuses on highlighting the Arabian ethos and the Emirati heritage. With several years of experience in the hospitality industry, Sharihan will bring exceptional insights as an Emirati, to drive the day-to-day operations of the hotel, which is popular among Arab guests.”