Industry Update
Appointment10 February 2016

Ansal Thaha

Appointed regional operations manager
At One to One Hotels in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Ansal Thaha 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. Thaha will be responsible for managing One to One Grand Marbia Suites and One to One Marbia Khobar, as well as One to One Marbia Suites Dammam. Bringing more than 15 years’ experience, Thaha has worked with many hotel operators such as Holiday Inn and Coral Hotels & Resorts before taking up his new role.
Recent Appointments at One to One Hotels

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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Tony Kayal - General Manager

3 June 2015 — Tony Kayal has taken over as general manager of One to One Resort & Spa Ain Al Faida. He takes on the role following the retirement of Guy Chidiac, who was acting general manager of the property, and whose appointment was announced in March this year.
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