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.
Recent Appointments at Rotana
26 October 2020 — Al Maha Arjaan by Rotana recently announced the appointment of Coralie Morales as the hotel's Director of Sales. In this role, Coralie will be an integral part of the hotel's commercial strategy committee and will be leading the sales team towards achieving the property's sales and revenue targets.
14 September 2020 — Ali has been associated with Rotana for over seven years. With more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, he progressively occupied more responsible positions at major hotels in Egypt, including resort destination of Hurghada and Sharm el Sheikh, before moving to the UAE in 2012 and taking on the role of deputy general manager of Pegas Touristic, a leading tourism group of companies specialising in CIS markets.
18 February 2020 — With almost two decades of experience, Leocata has worked with various reputable hotels in the UK.
The Sicilian national boasts an IV Degree education classification from College of Catering - Instituto Professionale Alberghiero Di Stato.