The newly opened Studio M Arabian Plaza Hotel & Hotel Apartments has welcomed new team members.
A seasoned hotelier, Girish Menon has assumed the position of director of finance. He is now responsible for implementing the hotel’s financial strategies, as well as supporting and guiding the team in its key business initiatives. Prior to his new position, he worked as the cluster director of finance at Millennium Hotel Fujairah and Copthorne Hotel Sharjah.
Joining with over 10 years of hospitality experience, Sahil Thakur has joined the property as director of sales and marketing. He will work to enhance the hotel’s reputation, develop and implement sales strategies, nurture critical partnerships and associations, and lead the sales and marketing team in meeting the company’s growth objectives. Thakur joined the Millennium Hotels & Resorts MENA family in 2015 as the assistant director of sales and marketing at Millennium Plaza Hotel Dubai. Before that, he worked for Rotana.
Moving on, Sravan Goud Jana has been announced as Studio M Arabian Plaza Hotel & Hotel Apartments’ revenue manager. He is tasked with maximising the hotel’s revenue, market share and profits. His career in Dubai started in 2013 as room reservations supervisor at Radisson Blu Downtown. Following this stint, he moved to the Seychelles where he worked as the assistant revenue and reservations manager at The H Resort Beau Vallon Beach.
Heading the front office department is Ahmed Atef Shamardan. He will oversee day-to-day operations, ensuring smooth correspondence between the guest and the hotel operations team, and paving the way for positive first impressions.
Finally, Studio M Arabian Plaza Hotel & Hotel Apartments has welcomed Mohamed Abbas as the executive sous chef. Prior to joining Studio M, Abbas worked as an outlet chef-in-charge at St. Regis’ Al Habtoor Polo Resort. In his new position, he will lead the operations at the hotel’s dining outlets, oversee the entire culinary team and work to deliver an exceptional guest experience.
General manager, Studio M Arabian Plaza Hotel & Hotel Apartments, Ursula Chidiac commented: “Each team member brings a diverse background and experience to facilitate a strong and sustainable head start of Studio M Arabian Plaza.”
Chidiac concluded: “We are delighted to welcome each and every member to the team. The experience and the vision the team will bring on board will be a great asset to the group. I am sure they will put their heart and soul in their capacity to drive forward the success story of this hotel.”