Industry Update
Appointment 9 September 2019

Firas Rashid

Appointed Director of Sales & Marketing
At Kempinski Hotel Muscat Oman

Firas Rashid

A commercial expert with over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, prior to joining Kempinski Hotel Muscat Firas held the position of area director of sales & marketing for a five-star luxury hotel brand in Oman in addition to various roles in renowned hotel chains around the world.

With his diverse experience in business development, hotel operations, and property development, he will also focus on creating strategic regional and international partnerships to position Kempinski Hotel Muscat and Oman as a destination for leisure as well as business travellers.

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Glion Institute of Higher Education

Firas Rashid (Class of 2016) is a graduate of Glion Institute of Higher Education in Glion-sur-Montreux - Switzerland
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Kempinski Hotels S.A.

Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe"s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski"s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties.
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