Appointed Director Sales & Marketing
At Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Kayali joins Kempinski Palm Jumeirah from Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels by Al Rayyan Hospitality in Doha, where he held the position of Group Director of Sales & Marketing. In this position he oversaw eight boutique hotels owned by the Government of Qatar and an additional two under development. With over two decades in the hospitality industry, Kayali’s regional experience includes successful stints as Director of Sales and Marketing in Saudi at the Hilton Jeddah, in Algeria at Sheraton Club Des Pins Resort and Towers, and in Kuwait at Le Meridien, as well as local UAE experience at Al Manzil Hotel.
No stranger to Kempinski Hotels, Kayalialso worked at Emirates Palacefrom 2004 to 2006 as Director of Business Development. “With his comprehensive knowledge of the Kempinski brandand his wealth of experience, we are pleased to have Abdo Kayali join our team” said Alessandro Redaelli, General Manager of Kempinski Palm Jumeirah. A Syrian national, Kayali speaks fluent English, Arabic and French. Kayali lives in Dubai with his wife and two children, and when he’s not working, Kayali loves to travel and dive head-on into different cultures.