Richard Bleakley has joined Marriott Al Jaddaf as general manager.
In his new capacity, Bleakley will oversee the performance and operations of 351 rooms, 128 Marriott Executive Apartments and five F&B outlets at the property in Al Jaddaf.
He assumes his new role with 20 years of hospitality experience. Prior to taking on this new challenge, he worked as the general manager of Marriott Hotel Al Forsan in Abu Dhabi, where he was awarded the Sales Leadership Award at the MEA General Managers Conference in 2019.
In 2012 he led the team at JW Marriott Hotel in Deira as acting general manager and hotel manager until 2014. He then moved to Abu Dhabi to work as the pre-opening general manager of the first branded Marriott hotel in the capital city, Courtyard by Marriott in World Trade Center.