Industry Update
Appointment 1 October 2018

Tom Stevens

Appointed Area General Manager
At Rotana Hotel Management Corporation Ltd. in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Tom Stevens

Rotana, one of the leading hotel management companies in the region with hotels across the Middle East, Africa and Turkey, has announced a key addition to its executive team. Tom Stevens has been appointed as Area General Manager for Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Tanzania, and Democratic Republic of Congo, where he will be responsible for steering and overseeing the company's strategic agenda.

Stevens joins Rotana with an extensive background in the commercial side, brand performance, hotel operations, development and management, having spent more than twenty years with Hilton Hotels & Resorts in various locations throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. His new role will see him drive Rotana commercial and operational strategies across a portfolio of 15 hotels, as well as delivering smooth openings for nine properties currently under development in the region. 

In addition to shaping the long and short-term financial objectives at each property, Stevens will leverage his management expertise to cultivate an operating environment that produces consistent guest satisfaction across all hotels.

Fluent in four languages, Stevens is a graduate of the Hotelschool Ter Duinen in his native Belgium and holds an MBA from the Open University Business School in London.

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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