Industry Update
Appointment12 July 2019

Mahmoud Abdelnaby

Appointed Director of Sales
At Meliã Desert Palm Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Mahmoud Abdelnaby

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.

Meliá Hotels International

Meliá Hotels International was founded in 1956 in Palma de Mallorca (Spain) and is one of the world’s largest resort hotel chains, as well as Spain’s leading hotel chain. It currently provides more than 350 hotels in 35 countries on 4 continents under its brands: Gran Meliá, Meliá, ME, Innside, Tryp by Wyndham, Sol and Paradisus.
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