Opening general manager, Avani Ibn Battuta Dubai Hotel, Amer Ammar

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Avani Hotels & Resorts has appointed Amer Ammar as the opening general manager of Avani Ibn Battuta Dubai Hotel, which will inaugurate this November.

Ammar, a Jordanian national, will oversee the upcoming launch and daily operations of the new 360-key Avani hotel. He assumes his new position with more than 25 years of experience.

Ammar kick-started his hospitality journey in Jordan in 1994. In 2001, he moved to Dubai where he held a number of operational leadership roles for Taj Palace and Coral International.

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In 2007, he joined Al Ghurair Group as hospitality manager and set up the hospitality division for the group. He became general manager for the first time with the pre-opening team of Premier Inn Dubai Silicon Oasis in 2009. Between 2011 and 2015, Ammar was the pre-opening general manager at Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Capital Centre, and subsequently cluster general manager for Premier Inn Abu Dhabi hotels.

Prior to joining the Avani Hotels & Resorts family, he worked as the general manager of the Premier Inn Dubai Investments Park.

Enthusing on his new challenge, Ammar said: “It is a pleasure to join Avani Hotels & Resorts and to have the opportunity to work with such a dynamic and motivated team in the lead up to this exciting hotel launch. I look forward to welcoming guests from around the world to Avani Ibn Battuta Dubai when it opens in a few months.”