Citymax Hotels appoints new CEO

Raj Rana as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Citymax CEO Raj Rana

Citymax CEO Raj Rana

Dubai, UAE: Citymax Hotels, the award-winning hotel brand, is pleased to announce with immediate effect, the appointment of Raj Rana as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Raj brings over 30 years of international hospitality experience and has held leadership positions in the USA, Europe, and Asia. Most recently, Raj was the CEO of the Radisson Hotel Group for South Asia with the responsibility for the region’s P&L and growth.

“I look forward to Raj leveraging upon his vast experience in the hotel industry to take Citymax hotels to new heights of success," said the Chairwoman of Landmark Group, Mrs. Renuka Jagtiani.

 “High-end hotel brands dominate the market, but we see a shift towards the mid-market segment with destinations promoted to a wider base of travellers. We will capitalise on this opportunity to showcase Citymax as a brand that delivers a distinctive hospitality experience through exceptional value and outstanding service,” said Raj Rana.

Raj is a US national, who spent his early years in India.


About Citymax

Citymax is a brand built entirely around our guests - bold, vibrant and full of life, a distinctive hospitality experience focused on delivering exceptional service and high perceived value. Consistent delivery of comfort and convenience is brought to life with striking colours and contemporary design. Efficient service engaging by warm, charismatic staff, empowered to put a smile on your face. Surprising touches and attention to detail ensure guests leave delighted and are eager to return. Strategically located, Citymax Hotels are present in Dubai at Bur Dubai and Al Barsha as well as Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and Aswan, Egypt with upcoming hotels in Dubai, Business Bay as well as Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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About Landmark Group

Founded in 1973 in Bahrain, the Landmark Group has successfully grown into one of the largest and most successful retail organizations in the Middle East and India. An international, diversified retail and hospitality conglomerate that encourages entrepreneurship to deliver exceptional value consistently, the Group operates over 2300 outlets encompassing over 30 million square feet across the Middle East, North Africa and the Indian sub-continent.

Landmark Group has a strong workforce of over 55,000 employees. It provides a value-driven product range for the family through its retail concepts: Centrepoint, Babyshop, Splash, Shoe Mart, Lifestyle, Iconic, Max, Shoexpress, Home Centre, Home Box and Emax. In addition to the brands developed in-house, the Group also holds the franchise rights for some of the world's leading fashion and footwear brands in the countries where it operates.

The Group has also diversified in the leisure, food and hospitality with Landmark Leisure, Balance Spa & Salon, Citymax Hotels, Fitness First and Foodmark, the restaurant division, which operates the Group's own and franchise food outlets.

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