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.
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.”