Ammar Hilal moves to Fairmont Dubai as GM

Hilal joins Fairmont Dubai from his most recent role as general manager at Sofitel Dubai Downtown, a sister property

Ammar Hilal.
Ammar Hilal.

Fairmont Dubai has appointed Ammar Hilal as general manager; he joins the property from his most recent role as general manager at sister property Sofitel Dubai Downtown.

The Sofitel Dubai Downtown also revealed its new general manager, Fabrice Ducry.

Hilal will be responsible for the overall operations, performance, and strategic directions of the property, which celebrated its fifteenth anniversary this year.

He brings a wealth of almost 30 years of global experience within luxury hotel brands in leadership positions across Germany, Thailand, Egypt, United States, United Kingdom, China, Mauritius, Turkey and the UAE.

Ammar holds an Associate Degree in Food & Beverage Operations and an Associate Degree in Culinary Arts from the German Chamber of Commerce.

He also attended the General Manager’s Programme at Cranfield University, England and the General Manager’s Programme at Cornell University, USA.

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