Industry Update
Appointment12 February 2018

George Ganchev

Appointed General Manager
At Ajman Hotel, first hotel integrated in Blazon Hotels, United Arab Emirates

George GanchevThe Bulgarian national George Ganchev is taking a new challenge by integrating the first property of Blazon Hotels brand in Ajman. Carrying with him more than 26 years of experience in the hospitality industry, George Ganchev holds a MBA degree in Hotel Management from NEOMA Business School, Paris. George Ganchev joined Kempinski in 1997 as Front Office Manager in Bulgaria. Ever since then, he has been developing his skills in six different countries, such as the United Arab Emirates with the pre-opening of the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, Zamani Zanzibar Kempinski in Tanzania, Kempinski Hotel Amman in the capital of Jordan, then Egypt with the luxury resort Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay in Red Sea, followed by Saudi Arabia where he led the Burj Rafal Kempinski Hotel Riyadh. In 2015, George Ganchev took the leadership of the Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga – preopening the first five star hotel in Latvia - before joining in December 2017 the Blazon Hotels brand during the rebranding of Ajman Hotel. George Ganchev is now leading the team at Ajman Hotel through an exciting schedule of enhancements, including the recent rebranding of one of the local guests" favorite spot renamed Blazon Lounge and the all-day-dining restaurant Café Naseem providing outdoor terrace with sea-view.
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