General manager, Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai, Ian Rydin

Ian Rydin

Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai has welcomed Ian Rydin as general manager, who will now be tasked with overseeing the property’s operations, as well as its strategic direction.

On his appointment, Rydin declared: “I am honoured to join Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai and be a key driver in ensuring the success of the property and its continued business development. Following Mövenpick’s recent inclusion to the Accor premium portfolio, I see a bright future for the hotel, as we continue to solidify its iconic presence in the region and the brand’s expanding global footprint.”

The Swedish national assumes his new position with 30 years of industry experience. He previously worked as the general manager and district director of four hotels in Nairobi and Kigali, Kenya, and held various key roles within the Radisson Hotel Group. Throughout his fruitful career he was worked in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. In 2010 he was the pre-opening general manager for Radisson Blu Hotel in Downtown, Dubai.

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Rydin is the proud holder of an International Hospitality Management Diploma from Gothenburg International Hospitality College in Sweden and a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management from Oxford Brookes University in Oxford, the UK. He also completed a General Manager Programme at Cranfield University in the UK.