Marking her first stint in the Middle East, Anna-Marie Dowling has assumed the position of complex general manager for The Westin Bahrain City Centre and Le Méridien Bahrain City Centre.
Dowling, an English national, boasts 24 years of hospitality industry experience, and throughout her career she has worked in various positions in properties in the UK.
She joins the team from the Sofitel London Heathrow, where she served as the general manager since 2013. Prior to this, Dowling was general manager at the Royal Horseguards. She made her debut with Starwood in 2003, as general manager for Le Méridien Piccadilly Hotel & Café Royal.
Enthusing on the news Dowling said: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to re-join Starwood Hotels & Resorts and lead a great team across the Westin and Le Méridien Complex. I look forward to learning from the local hospitality industry, and also plan to implement best practices from my previous experience to further the success the complex has witnessed the past year and a half.”