Appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO)
At Rotana Hotel Management Corporation Ltd. in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Ex-Hilton vice president Guy Hutchinson has been appointed to replace Omer Kaddouri
as COO of the Dubai-based Rotana Hotels.
The appointment comes after Kaddouri was chosen to replace the company's CEO,
Selim El Zyr, who stepped down on January 1, 2014 with El Zyr continuing to sit on the
board of the company in a consultancy role.
Hutchinson, who has moved from his role as vice president of operations for Hilton
India, brings strong experience of expansion to the role, having worked across a range
of markets including Japan, Australia, China and India.
The new appointment came into motion eight months ago when Hutchinson met Selim
El Zyr for the first time. An industry veteran, EL Zyr stepped down from his role as
president & CEO of Rotana in December 2013, handing over leadership to Omer
Kaddouri to take forward the company’s plans expand its portfolio to 100 hotels by