Industry Update
Appointment10 June 2019

Rabih Zein

Appointed General Manager
At Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort, United Arab Emirates

Rabih Zein

Zein has almost 20 years' experience in the travel and hospitality industry in the Middle East and Europe, most recently at Radisson Blu Resort Sharjah, Park Inn Radisson Hotel & Residence Duqm and Park Inn Radisson Hotel Nice.

He has held the role of general manager for 10 years and in that time has reportedly helmed new hotel openings, reached and exceeded revenue expectations and won several awards, such as the Rezidor GM Fighter of the Year 2018 and Leading Responsible Business Hotel, according to a press statement.

Zein holds a bachelor degree in sociology, marketing and tourism from France's Nice University, and a degree in high performance financial & hotel asset management from Cornell University School of Hotel Administration in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Cornell | School of Executive and Professional Education

Rabih Zein (Class of 0) is a graduate of Cornell | School of Executive and Professional Education in Ithaca, New York - United States
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