Industry Update
Appointment20 June 2018

Imad Akil

Appointed General Manager
At Centro Barsha by Rotana in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Imad Akil

Centro Barsha by Rotana, Dubai,has appointed Imad Akil as its new general manager who will lead a team of more than 100 at the hotel.

He began his hospitality career in the front office department at the Jeddah Hilton and Qasr Al Sharq Waldorf Astoria in Saudi Arabia, and then joined Rotana Hotels as far back as 2008 for the pre-opening of Amwaj Rotana Jumeirah Beach, Dubai.

Since then, he has worked on the pre-opening of two other Rotana hotels and has grown through the ranks as director of front office, director of rooms and most recently as executive assistant manager before joining Centro Barsha as general manager.

Throughout his career, he has been in charge of several hotels in the absence of a general manager as well as assisted the head office with field visits and corporate projects. He has completed numerous training courses in leadership, training and managing teams and organisations.

Rotana Hotel Management Corporation Ltd.

Rotana Hotel Management Corporation (Rotana) was founded in 1992, by a partnership between two visionary thinkers, Nasser Al Nowais and Selim El Zyr, who were joined three years later by Nael Hashweh and Imad Elias.
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