Industry Update
Appointment11 July 2017

Ammar Hilal

Appointed General Manager
At Fairmont Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Ammar HilalFairmont Dubai announces the appointment of Ammar Hilal as General Manager. Hilal joins Fairmont Dubai from his most recent role as General Manager at Sofitel Dubai Downtown, our sister property. Under his leadership, the Sofitel Dubai Downtown received a number of prestigious travel accolades and achieved remarkable results in guest satisfaction. Hilal will be responsible for the overall operations, performance, and strategic directions in conjunction with the overall brand strategy in delivering exceptional results, at the company’s flagship hotel located in the heart of Dubai, featuring 394 guest rooms and suites, as well as 94 residences and 94 offices. He brings a wealth of almost 30 years of global experience within luxury hotel brands in leadership positions across Germany, Thailand, Egypt, United States, United Kingdom, China, Mauritius, Turkey and the UAE. Ammar holds an Associate Degree in Food & Beverage Operations and an Associate Degree in Culinary Arts from the German Chamber of Commerce. He also attended the General Manager’s Program at Cranfield University, England and the General Manager’s Program at Cornell University, USA.
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eCornell | Online Learning by Cornell University

Ammar Hilal (Class of 2007) is a graduate of eCornell | Online Learning by Cornell University in Ithaca, New York - United States
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