How many years have you spent in hotel purchasing?
I have been in purchasing for the last three years.
What products are you on the hunt for?
We are always on the lookout for best quality products and cost-effective solutions — such as food and drinks supplies, operating supplies, guest amenities, repair and spare parts items and furniture, fixtures and equipment.
What area of your hotel are you most proud of?
Our hotel has won the best location award in Oman, which is something that makes me feel proud. Our signature restaurant — RBG & Grill — and signature rooftop bar — Sama Terrazza — also offer excellent culinary art experience.
Tell us about one of your most successful deals?
We succeeded in bringing costs down by 10% in 2016 but without reducing the quality. We also started consolidating our suppliers and buying from a centralised supplier for all the Carlson Rezidor properties in Oman.
What does a supplier have to do to impress you?
The most impressive aspect for us is the quality of the products. Aspects such as price stability and the timely distribution and delivery are also important. Finally, it’s important for suppliers to be trustworthy and provide us with great service.