Appointment11 February 2020
Appointed Cluster General Manager at Arjaan Dubai Media City and Centro Barsha
At Arjaan Dubai Media City and Centro Barsha, United Arab Emirates
He will oversee the 242-key Arjaan Dubai Media City, along with the 243-key Centro Barsha.
Ilgaz brings more than 35 years of experience to the role. Previously GM at The Cove Rotana Resort, Al Ghurair Rayhaan and Arjaan by Rotana, Ilgaz has also overseen the pre-opening of Amwaj Rotana in JBR and the renovation of Jumeirah Rotana in Dubai.
In his new position, he will focus on the commercial growth and leading the Rotana brand strategy at the two hotels.
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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