Industry Update
Appointment 9 April 2015

Jerome Kandalaft

Appointed General Manager
At Concorde Hotel Fujairah, United Arab Emirates

Jerome KandalaftMr Kandalaft holds a Masters degree in Hospitality Management and his hospitality career spans over 14 years. His passion, vision and determination have seen him progressively scale the ranks of the industry to attain the top management position and he has worked for several leading hotel brands such as InterContinental Hotels; Hilton Hotels; Shangri-la Qaryat al Berri, Al Raha Beach Hotel and lately Gloria Hotels. Commenting on his appointment Mr. Philippe Harb COO of One to One Hotels, remarked, “We are very happy to announce the appointment of Jerome Kandalaft as Concorde Hotel Fujairah’s new General Manager. His vast experience and expertise in the field will prove highly valuable to further the success of the property and we extend him our congratulations and support. The Middle East’s vibrant hospitality industry is regarded highly across the world and our commitment with Jerome is to bring in first-class services and build a great team that truly captures One to One’s acclaimed quality and spirit”. One to one Hotels and Resorts is currently operating 12 signature properties across MENA and Asia with a future plan to develop all four of its brand categories and to establish its presence in every metropolitan city in the region.
Recent Appointments at One to One Hotels

Ansal Thaha - regional operations manager

10 February 2016 — Abu Dhabi-based hotel operator, One to One Hotels and Resorts, has appointed two new executives to support the chain’s rapid expansion plans in Saudi Arabia. Ansal Thaha has been appointed as the regional operations manager for the Marbia Suites One to One Hotels & Resorts.
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Hassan Alich - Hotel Manager

8 July 2015 — Alich has held hotel manager roles for the last 11 years and joins from his role as hotel manager with travel company Qasswa for Haj & Umra in Makkah, which he held for three years. He was also hotel manager with Crom Hotels & Resorts for eight years, and prior to that was hotel manager at Manazil Al Tahlia Hotel suite in Jeddah.
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Magdy Ayoub - Cluster General Manager KSA Hotels

11 June 2015 — Magdy Ayoub was recently appointed as the new cluster general manager for One to One Hotels & Resorts’ Saudi Arabia properties. Having been living and working in Saudi Arabia for eight years, Ayoub was previously pre-opening GM of Concorde Makkah Hotel from September 2014 until April 2015, and before that he was general manager of Drnef Hotel, Makkah.
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