Appointed General Manager
At Sofitel Dubai Downtown , United Arab Emirates
Hilal was previously hotel manager at the Burj Al Arab for a number of years, while Morais was most recently director of sales, MICE, corporate, government & conversion at Madinat Jumeirah. Hilal takes over the general manager role from Klaus Assmann, who worked in management roles with Jumeirah group between 2003 and 2013, and is now vice president Dubai Parks and Resorts. Prior to his role as hotel manager at Burj Al Arab, Hilal worked in management and F&B roles with major operators around the world, in properties including Hilton on Park Lane, London, The Ritz-Carlton Hong kong, and One&Only Le Touessrok, Mauritius.