Industry Update
Appointment12 September 2017

Emre Kirazci

Appointed Director of Sales and Marketing
At Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa in Manama

Emre KirazciKirazci joins Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa with strong backgrounds extending from the hospitality sector. In 2012, Kirazci was appointed as the director of global accounts at FRHI Hotels (Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissotel Hotels). With the merger of AccorHotels and FRHI Hotels, Kirazci then moved to the regional sales team as director of key leisure accounts heading the leisure segment within Middle East region. Originally for Turkey, Kirazci has a double major degree in business and tourism from Middlesex University. He aims to promote the property with 262 rooms and suites, eight F&B outlets, the only Thalassa Spa in the Middle East, and four meeting rooms along with a 10,000m2 ballroom.


Accor is a world-leading hospitality group consisting of more than 5,000 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries. The group has one of the industry’s most diverse and fully-integrated hospitality ecosystems encompassing luxury and premium brands, midscale and economy offerings, unique lifestyle concepts, entertainment and nightlife venues, restaurants and bars, branded private residences, shared accommodation properties, concierge services, co-working spaces and more.
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