Industry Update
Appointment11 October 2021

Marwan Al Zadjali

Promoted Cluster Marketing Manager
At Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar and Avani Muscat Hotel, Oman

Marwan Al Zadjali

Marwan Al Zadjali has been promoted to the position of cluster marketing manager at Minor Hotels in Oman. He now handles both Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar, as well as Avani Muscat Hotel.

Al Zadjali had been at the Anantara property since January, heading up the department as marketing manager.

Before Minor Group, he was with Shangri-La in Abu Dhabi handling PR for the Shangri-La Hotel and Traders Hotel in Qaryat Al Beri. He stayed with the group for two years as its marketing and communications manager.

Prior to that, he worked with the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company in both Oman and Dubai. It was, in fact, one of his first hospitality roles, joining the brand in 2014 as communications coordinator. He then became the assistant PR manager two years later. Then left the group as assistant marketing manager in Dubai.

With the Anantara property in particular, Al Zadjali's employment falls under a wider commitment to boost Omanisation in the hospitality sector. The Ministry of Heritage and Tourism, along with the Ministry of Labour, pledged to boost Omanisation efforts and create more hotel jobs.

Minor International (MINT)

Minor Hotels is a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 145 hotels and serviced suites in operation under the Anantara, AVANI, PER AQUUM, Oaks, Tivoli, Elewana, Marriott, Four Seasons, St.
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