Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa has announced the appointment of Mehdi Hanayen as its general manager.
Hanayen joined the hotel’s team in 2017 as director of operations. In his new capacity, he will make use of his strong attention to detail and his years of experience of leading and motivating teams to drive hotel performance.
Hanayen first joined AccorHotels in 2008, working at Sofitel El Gezirah in Cairo as F&B manager until 2011. He then moved to the UAE, where he worked as assistant director of F&B at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche for two years, and was later was promoted as director of F&B in 2013. In 2015, he became executive assistant manager.
Hanayen is equipped with a Bachelor’s degree in hospitality, finance and revenue management from the Glion Institute of Higher Education in Bulle, Switzerland, and a Master’s degree in Hospitality Management from Cornell University.