Mahmoud Abdelnaby, an Egyptian national, has more than 14 years of hospitality experience. Prior to this appointment, Abdelnaby was the director of sales for Rotana, Salalah where he was in charge of sales, catering and the events departments.
During his tenure with Rotana, he has hosted World Health Organisation ministerial events in addition to restructuring the sales office and implementing the new MICE policy and standard operating procedure. He was also the assistant director of sales at the Hilton Garden Inn, Mall of the Emirates, and Dubai from November 2016 to March 2018. Abdelnaby started his career with Hilton Hotels & Resorts in their regional sales office in Egypt as the regional sales coordinator. He worked with them for almost 10 years before taking on the mantle of Deputy Sales Director of Cairo Ramses Hilton in 2015.
4 March 2020 — Spanish-born Ernesto Osuna has taken charge of the opening of the 159-room and 31-suite luxury resort overlooking Choeng Mon Beach, on Koh Samui's north-eastern coastline in the Gulf of Thailand.
Mr Osuna has worked for Meliá Hotels International for seven years and was previously a cluster general manager for two Meliá properties in Zhengzhou, China; Gran Melia Zhengzhou and INNSIDE Zhengzhou.
19 February 2020 — Meliá Hotels International (MHI) is proud to announce the appointment of Santiago Rivera as the Area Managing Director for MHI hotels in the Dominican Republic. In his new role Rivera not only leads the resorts in the Dominican Republic, but also other Meliá businesses such as the casinos, golf and club operations.