Industry Update
Appointment10 September 2018

Alaa Selim

Appointed General Manager
At Copthorne Kuwait City Hotel

Alaa Selim

Copthorne Kuwait City Hotel has appointed Alaa Selim as its new general manager.

He joins Copthorne Kuwait City Hotel with more than 20 years of experience in hotel operations and was most recently the general manager of Copthorne Al Jahra Hotel & Resort in Kuwait, also part of the Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Middle East & Africa brand.

In his new role, Selim will oversee the operations of the 169-room Copthorne Kuwait City Hotel and will lead his team in positioning it as the top preferred hotel in the city of Kuwait.

With his extensive knowledge and experience of the Kuwait hotel market, Selim will be a great asset to Copthorne Kuwait City Hotel, which will be shortly celebrating its first anniversary as a Millennium hotel in January 2019.

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc

Millennium Hotels and Resorts (MHR), established in the United States in 2000, is the North American arm of London-based Millennium and Copthorne Hotels plc (MLC). The MHR portfolio includes 19 holdings in The Americas, and the company operates properties including: Millennium Broadway Hotel, New York City; Millennium UN Plaza Hotel, New York City; Millennium Airport Hotel Buffalo, New York; Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles; Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel, Chicago; Millennium Bostonian Hotel, Boston; Millennium Hotel, Minneapolis; Millennium Hotel, St.
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