Makkah Fairmont hotel appoints new VP
Jeddah, June 27, 2009
Makkah Clock Royal Tower, a mixed-use Fairmont hotel located in Makkah, Saudi Arabia and one of Fairmont’s largest development projects, has appointed a new vice president and general manager.
Chris Cahill, chief operating officer of Fairmont Raffles Hotels International announced the appointment of Mohammed Arkobi as the new vice president and general manager of the iconic property.
Arkobi will be responsible for the management of Makkah Clock Royal Tower (MCRT), Emaar Residences at Fairmont Makkah and Raffles Makkah Palace.
Arkobi brings over 22 years of hospitality experience to this position.
“We are proud to have Mohammed Arkobi as the new general manager of MCRT. His experience and passion for the hospitality business made him the perfect choice for the post,” said Cahill.
“With his extensive knowledge about the sector, I am confident that he will play a pivotal role in driving the property’s growth.”
Arkobi said: “I am honoured to be named in this key position for MCRT. Our strategy is to leverage the dynamic business model of Fairmont resorts and hotels, as we seek growth opportunities in the marketplace. I am happy to build on the group’s operational excellence with the new property.”
In his new position, Arkobi announced the appointment of Nasir Saudi as new hotel manager. Saudi brings over 33 years of international hospitality experience to the position.
The luxurious MCRT hotel serves as the focal point of the iconic Abraj Al Bait complex, which is part of the King Abdul Aziz Endowment Project whose mandate is to upgrade the precincts of the Two Holy Mosques. The complex includes seven towers adjacent to the Holy Mosque, the holiest site in Islam. – TradeArabia News Service