Dubai, UAE – Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai is excited to announce two newly appointed members to the Executive Committee. The hotel proudly announces Figen Caglar as the new Director of Sales and Marketing and Natashia Hajee as the new Director of Communications.

Figen Caglar has 24 years of experience in the hospitality industry and has held the position of Director of Sales and Marketing for over 10 years. Prior to joining Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai, Figen was Director of Sales and Marketing for Shangri-La Hotel, Doha and Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul. She worked with the Mövenpick and Hyatt brands before, including the opening of Park Hyatt in Istanbul.

In her role, Caglar will lead the hotel’s sales and marketing efforts and commercial strategies, while reinforcing Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai as the hotel of choice for travellers. She will also be in charge of penetrating new markets while ensuring short and long term business goals are met.

Natashia Hajee is also no stranger to Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts and has worked within the company for over three years. She will be responsible for all marketing and communication initiatives throughout the hotel, agency relationships, event sponsorships and guest communications.

“We are delighted to welcome Figen and Natashia to the hotel’s team. Both have valuable knowledge of the Shangri-La brand and the hospitality industry as a whole. They will be great assets in continuing to build upon the well established reputation of the hotel,” said General Manager Hakan Ozel.



Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently operates over 100 hotels with a room inventory of over 41,000. Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services. Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in Australia, mainland China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia. For more information, please visit

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