Millennium & Copthorne Hotels on "The Road to Excellence" in MEA
Millennium and Copthorne Hotels, Middle East & Africa (MEA), held its 2014 Annual General Manager's Meeting yesterday, with the theme for the event "The Road to Excellence". The meeting was hosted at the Grand Millennium Al Wahda hotel in Abu Dhabi and was attended by the Group's General Managers from properties across the Middle East and senior management from the Regional Office team.
Mr Thomas Tapken, the newly appointed Vice President - Operations, Middle East & Africa hosted his debut GM's Annual Meeting for the Group and it was his first opportunity to meet a number of his regional team. Experienced hotelier Mr. Tapken recently joined the Regional Office team with the remit to provide maximum business growth and profitability, whilst maintaining quality standards across the portfolio of hotels in the region.
The theme for the day "The Road to Excellence" was determined to reflect the new corporate strategy put in place last year and the recent senior executive appointments to the Regional office team, including Mr. Tapken and Mr Naeem Darkazally, Vice President - Sales & Marketing and several management appointments across Branding, HR as well as new Area Offices in Kurdistan and Kuwait.
"As we aim to maximise the performance of our operational properties and successfully bring further properties on-stream it is critical we have a single vision and focus for the company which is to excel in every aspect of what we do as this will drive the business forward to the benefit our guests, owners, and employees."" said Mr. Tapken.
The one day event featured a number presentations from the Regional team and guest speakers including Mr Martin Kubler, Social Media consultant and former hotelier, who gave an insight into Social Media in the Hospitality sector. The day was rounded off with a finale presentation from Mr Adrian Hayes, British, UAE based, record-breaking adventurer, speaker, corporate coach and sustainability ambassador.
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Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc, listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1996, is a dynamic,global hotel company, which owns, asset manages and/or operates a worldwide portfolio of over 100 hotels across seven distinct global brands – Grand Millennium, Millennium, Grand Copthorne, Copthorne, M Hotel, Studio M and Kingsgate – throughout Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, and North America.
Founded on the philosophy of genuine hospitality, this dynamic hospitality group has an outstandingreputation for excellence, taking pride in exceeding the needs of its business and leisure travelers. The strategic locality of its properties in gateway cities such as London, Paris, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, Taipei, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, and Bangkok makes MHR the perfect address to conduct your business or indulge yourself while on holiday.
In the UK and Europe, there are 24 well-appointed hotels, situated in prime locations across London,the North and South of England, Scotland, Wales, France and Italy. All hotels offer superb accommodation, direct transport links and a high quality of service. www.millenniumhotels.co.uk