|15 October, 2019

Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai welcomes new DOSM

Hazem Aouad brings in two decades of experience across the industry

Mouml;venpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai welcomes new DOSM

Dubai, UAE – Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate, one of the most iconic 5-star hotels in Dubai and recently named as one of the Top 50 Hotels in the Middle East, has appointed Hazem Aouad as its new Director of Sales and Marketing. He will be leading the growth of the 396-key property with a steady focus on corporate business, strengthened leisure partnerships, and a strategic approach on meeting and events.

“It’s a delight to be part of the Accor family once again, the warm welcome of the team has been wonderful, and having been familiar with the DNA of the brand, I see better things ahead with Movenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate,” said Hazem.

General Manager, Ian Rydin speaking on Hazem’s appointment: “We are excited to welcome Hazem to the team, he has a wealth of experience and a great track record which will contribute greatly to the compounded success of Movenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai.”

“Hazem will spearhead the team in developing and implementing commercial business strategies through building and maintaining  key accounts, maximizing revenue streams, and further capitalizing the hotel’s presence as the closest premium five-star hotel near the Dubai Expo 2020 event site,” added Rydin.

The Lebanese national carries with him 20 years of hospitality experience from five-star luxury resorts to city properties across the Middle East. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Hotel & Tourism Management from the Notre Dame University in Lebanon and a Postgraduate Diploma at University Cesar Ritz, Brig, Switzerland.

He started his career in Lebanon as a food and beverage supervisor and worked his way up developing key negotiation and skills which landed his niche in the industry through sales. In his spare time, Hazem enjoys riding motorbikes and outdoor sporting activities.

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About Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate

Discover vibrant Dubai and immerse yourself in the authentic Arabian style of Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai. The luxury hotel is walking distance from Ibn Battuta Shopping Mall and the Dubai Metro, with easy access to Dubai’s top attractions. The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Marina and Jebel Ali Free Zone are nearby. The 14th century travels of the Arab explorer Ibn Battuta have inspired our 396 rooms and suites, with intricate design details and cuisines from China, India, Arabia and the Mediterranean through its eight restaurants, bars and lounges. Unwind at our rooftop swimming pool, stay fit in the gym or enjoy a treatment at the spa. Take advantage of complimentary beach access and transfers to Private Beach Club on The Palm Jumeirah and get the children to explore some fun activities at the Little Birds Club. Host an unforgettable Dubai conference or event in our ballroom, 15 meeting rooms, outdoor venues or magnificent grand hall with its 88 giant lanterns.

For further information, please contact:
Angelo De Guzman
Marketing and Communications Manager
Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai
Phone: +971 4 4440000 | Mobile: +971 56 9434 775 / +971 55 400 2759
angelo.deguzman@movenpick.com   | www.movenpick.com 

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