Industry Update
Appointment28 August 2017

Vartan Zakarian

Appointed Front Office Manager
At Bab Al Qasr Hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Vartan ZakarianBab Al Qasr Hotel has appointed Vartan Zakarian as the front office manager of the property. Zakarian has more than 10 years of experience managing the front office, with extensive communications and operations knowledge. His previous hospitality experience includes roles with Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Aspen, Four Seasons Hotel in Beirut, and another property in the GCC. Zakarian arrived in the UAE in 2011, and has sine worked with the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Rosewood Hotel, The H Dubai, and The St Regis Dubai. Specialised in luxury hospitality marketing and business administration, Zakarian will be responsible for managing the front office operations, actively managing guest satisfaction and customer care, overseeing aspects encompassing strategic planning, brand activation and overseeing the efficiency of internal communications.

Les Roches Global Hospitality Education

Vartan Zakarian (Class of 2007) is a graduate of Les Roches Global Hospitality Education in Bluche - Switzerland
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