Rotana has promoted Guy Hutchinson, who previously worked as the acting CEO, to the position of president and CEO.
Hutchinson, who has 30 year’s of hospitality experience, will take charge of the company’s next phase of growth. He joined Rotana as chief operating officer in January 2014, and prior to that, he held various positions with Hilton Worldwide in markets as diverse as Japan, Australia, China, India and the UAE.
With Hutchinson’s knowledge and guidance, Rotana has reached new heights, which has bolstered its preeminent position in the industry. Over the last year, the company sustained revenue growth, deepened its presence in the region and globally, enhanced the product offering and strengthened its commercial efforts and partnerships.
Chairman, Rotana, Nasser Al Nowais enthused on Hitchinson’s promotion: “On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to congratulate Guy Hutchinson on his promotion to president and CEO. Leveraging his extensive industry experience, as well as his progressive and dynamic leadership skills, he led the team at Rotana to deliver a remarkable year in 2019 despite challenging market conditions. I am confident that Rotana will continue to go from strength to strength under his tenure, as we continue to push ahead with our vision to be one of the leading hospitality management companies globally.”
Meanwhile, thrilled with his new challenge, Hutchinson said: “I feel honoured to have been given this opportunity. It is truly exciting to work alongside such a talented and dedicated team, and together we look forward to leading Rotana’s next phase of growth. Certainly exploring new avenues to deliver added value to our guests, partners and stakeholders will remain our top priority, and we will strive to realise the company’s ambitious objectives while continuing to uphold the values and high standards for which Rotana is so well known.”