New GM appointed ahead of Pearl Rotana's March 2018 launch

As general manager at Pearl Rotana Abu Dhabi, he will oversee the upcoming launch

Karim Nahas.
Karim Nahas.

Rotana Hotel Management Corporation has appointed Karim Nahas to the role of general manager at the soon-to-open Pearl Rotana Abu Dhabi. The new hotel is set to open in Abu Dhabi at the beginning of March 2018.

Nahas brings nearly three decades’ of regional experience in the hospitality industry to the role. As general manager at Pearl Rotana Abu Dhabi, he will oversee the upcoming launch, as well as all management functions, hotel operations.  

Nahas arrives at the Pearl Rotana Abu Dhabi after two successful years as general manager at Towers Rotana, Dubai. He first joined Rotana in 2009 as general manager of the five-star Grand Rotana Resort & Spa Sharm El Sheikh. He has worke extensively across the region - including the launch of the record-breaking Rose Rayhaan by Rotana, then the tallest hotel in the world, and overseeing a number of key properties as general manager.  

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“It is a pleasure to join Pearl Rotana Abu Dhabi in the early inception stages as the hotel is being constructed and to work with the dynamic, dedicated team as we head towards our launch,” Nahas says. “Pearl Rotana will be a key addition to the Rotana portfolio in Abu Dhabi and will complement our offering as part of the Capital Centre. As a passionate hotelier, I am committed to providing genuine hospitality at a world-class level, and aim to inspire the team to deliver an unforgettable experience to all of our guests.”  

The new Pearl Rotana Abu Dhabi will have 315 luxurious rooms and suites. 


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