Kuwait: Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, Kuwait's idyllic resort, has appointed Georges S. Akar as its new Director of Sales and Marketing. Akar joins Jumeirah Group from the Four Seasons Hotel in Beirut following his recent post as Director of Sales & Marketing. He brings with him almost 20 years of industry experience and will oversee the Sales & Marketing operations for Kuwait’s luxurious property.
General Manager, Savino Leone said, “We are very pleased to welcome our new Director of Sales & Marketing, Georges Akar, to our passionate team. Behind every great resort is a dynamic leader whose expertise in developing and executing Sales & Marketing initiatives play a significant role in maintaining the positioning of Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel and Spa as a market leader.
Prior to joining, Akar’s globe-trotting two-decade career encompassed many of the world’s leading hotel and hotel management brands. He had filled numerous directorial positions ranging from Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts in Beirut, Riyadh and several regions of Thailand, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group in Kuala Lampur, as well as Mövenpick, Rotana and InterContinental Hotels & Resorts in Beirut.
Director of Sales & Marketing, Georges Akar
Akar obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in the Science of Business Studies in Hospitality Management from the Lebanese American University in Beirut. With multi-market experience leading teams in properties from around the world, Akar will now lead a dedicated Sales & Marketing team at the Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, managing the resort’s business strategies through sales, conference & events, reservations and marketing while continuing to develop the luxury property as one of the leading resorts in Kuwait.
The Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa offers 407 rooms including 79 residential suites, two royal suites and 12 private luxurious villas. The resort is also home to the relaxation haven, Talise Spa as well as seven unique dining venues. The landmark is nestled in the secluded beachfront area of Messilah along the shores of the Arabian Gulf, with easy access to Kuwait’s Central Business District, airport and other major attractions.
About Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa:
The Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel and Spa is ideally located in a secluded area with easy access to Kuwait’s Central Business District, airport and major attractions. The beachfront resort features 316 rooms and suites, 79 residential suites and 12 villas, six restaurants along with cafés and lounges, a 3500 m2 ‘Talise Spa’, a 200-metres private beach, two swimming pools and a children’s play area. Additionally, extensive conference and banqueting facilities are available, including a showpiece 1950 m2 Badriah ballroom.
About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts manages properties in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE, Bahrain and Kuwait in the Middle East; Frankfurt, London and Mallorca (Spain) in Europe; the Maldives and Shanghai in Asia. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM with properties in London and Dubai; the new contemporary lifestyle hotel brand VenuTM and Zabeel HouseTM , the wellness brand TaliseTM; Jumeirah Restaurant Group DubaiTM; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality ManagementTM; and Jumeirah SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme. Future openings include luxury and lifestyle hotels in China, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Oman, Russia and the UAE. www.jumeirah.com
For further information please contact:
Director of PR & Communications
Telephone number: +965 2226 9656 ext. 7171
Amna Al Jarery
Telephone number: +965 2491 5616
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