Patrick Moukarzel. Patrick Moukarzel.

General Hotel Management Ltd. (GHM) has appointed Patrick Moukarzel as general manager of the Al Bait Sharjah, a 53-key hotel scheduled to open later this year in the UAE emirate.

Between 2006 and 2012, Moukarzel went from serving as a food and beverage manager at The Chedi Muscat in Oman to general manager positions at the hotel group’s properties in Thailand and China.

In his last role, the French national served as a general manager as one GHM’s properties at Suzhou. He has also managed luxury hotel properties in Penang, Malaysia and in Maldives.

Moukarzel’s move to the Al Bait not only marks a return to GHM, but to the UAE as well. After attending school at Lycée Hôtelier Toulouse, Moukarzel’s first job was as a restaurant manager at the Hotel InterContinental in Dubai. He worked two more years at an InterContinental in Egypt before returning to Dubai to work with Hyatt.

In Sharjah, the Al Bait is an integral part of a 15-year plan to restore and preserve a section of the city renowned for its heritage. The hotel’s design includes a direct link to a traditional bazaar and marketplace, a round wind tower, thatched roofs and traditional motifs, a statement said.

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