Meliã Desert Palm Dubai resort makes two executive appointments

Mahmoud Abdelnaby and Assia Rahhaoui join the team as the director of sales and the guest experience and front office manager respectively

 Mahmoud Abdelnaby and Assia Rahhaoui
Mahmoud Abdelnaby and Assia Rahhaoui

Meliã Desert Palm Dubai has appointed two executives. Assia Rahhaoui joins the resort as the guest experience and front office manager, while Mahmoud Abdelnaby is the new director of sales.

A French national, Rahhaoui has more than seven years of experience in the hospitality industry.

She started her career in 2012 with the Marriott Hotel Paris Champs-Élysées, France as the sales and marketing executive.
Prior to joining Meliã Desert Palm Dubai, Rahhaoui was hotel operations mManager for The Act Hotel & 72 Hotel, UAE.

She has also worked with The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel as their pre-opening guest experience manager and PR and business development manager.

Mahmoud Abdelnaby, an Egyptian national, has more than 14 years of hospitality experience.
Prior to this appointment, Abdelnaby was the director of sales for Rotana, Salalah where he was in charge of sales, catering and the events departments.

During his tenure with Rotana, he has hosted World Health Organisation ministerial events in addition to restructuring the sales office and implementing the new MICE policy and standard operating procedure.

He was also the assistant director of sales at the Hilton Garden Inn, Mall of the Emirates, and Dubai from November 2016 to March 2018.

Abdelnaby started his career with Hilton Hotels & Resorts in their regional sales office in Egypt as the regional sales coordinator. He worked with them for almost 10 years before taking on the mantle of Deputy Sales Director of Cairo Ramses Hilton in 2015.

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