Hakan Gencer. Hakan Gencer.

Swiss-Belhotel International has appointed Hakan Gencer as the hotel manager for its upcoming properties in Kuwait Swiss-Belhotel Bneid Al Gar, scheduled to open in Q4 2018 and Swiss-Belresidences Al Sharq, scheduled to open in Q3 2019. 

Swiss-Belhotel Bneid Al Gar will have two restaurants, lobby café, spa, health club and swimming pool. The second property, Swiss-Belresidences Al Sharq will have one- and two-bedroom hotel apartments with fully-equipped kitchen facilities. The hotel will also feature an all-day-dining restaurant, a deli corner in the lobby, kids club and a swimming pool.

Prior to joining Swiss-Belhotel International group, Gencer was the complex director of food and beverages in two leading business hotels in Bursa, Turkey.

Gencer commented: “It is truly exciting to take up this challenge and be entrusted with the responsibility to open the brand’s first hotel in Kuwait.”

Kuwait currently has a goal to welcome 440,000 visitors annually by 2024.  Kuwait is pressing ahead with multiple plans to boost tourism that will see billions of dollars being invested in projects such as the expansion of Kuwait International Airport, reaching 25 million passenger capacity annually by 2025; and development of cultural attractions like Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah Islamic Centre. 

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