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Rotana appoints new area general manager

ABU DHABI, October 3, 2018

Rotana, one of the leading hotel management companies in the region, has appointed Tom Stevens as area general manager for Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Stevens will be responsible for steering and overseeing the company’s strategic agenda.

Stevens joins Rotana with an extensive background in the commercial side, brand performance, hotel operations, development and management, having spent more than 20 years with Hilton Hotels & Resorts in various locations throughout Europe, Middle East, and Africa.

His new role will see him drive Rotana commercial and operational strategies across a portfolio of 15 hotels, as well as deliver smooth openings for nine properties currently under development in the region.

Guy Hutchinson, chief operating officer, Rotana, said: “Tom brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Rotana, and we are pleased to welcome him on board. His proven business acumen and deep industry knowledge make him a great asset to the company, and will play an important role in laying out an effective roadmap for our continued success and expansion in these key markets.”

In addition to shaping the long and short-term financial objectives at each property, Stevens will leverage his management expertise to cultivate an operating environment that produces consistent guest satisfaction across all hotels.

Reflecting on his appointment, Stevens said: “I am delighted to be joining Rotana at an exciting time for the company as it continues on its phenomenal growth journey. I look forward to meeting the teams at each of the hotels and exploring the many opportunities that lie ahead, and I am confident that together we can work towards an even brighter future.” - TradeArabia News Service

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