Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate reveals director of sales and marketing

Hazem Aouad has 20 years of industry experience

Hazem Aouad
Hazem Aouad

Dubai’s five-star property Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate has appointed Hazem Aouad as the director of sales and marketing

Aouad who brings in two decades of experience across the industry, will be leading the growth of the 396-key property with a steady focus on corporate business, strengthened leisure partnerships, and a strategic approach on meeting and events.

Speaking about his role, Aouad said: “It’s a delight to be part of the Accor family once again, the warm welcome of the team has been wonderful, and having been familiar with the DNA of the brand, I see better things ahead with Movenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate.”

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He started his career in Lebanon as a food and beverage supervisor and worked his way up developing key negotiations and skills.

The Lebanese national has worked at five-star luxury resorts and city properties across the Middle East.

He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Hotel & Tourism Management from the Notre Dame University in Lebanon and a postgraduate diploma at University Cesar Ritz, Brig, Switzerland.

“We are excited to welcome Hazem to the team, he has a wealth of experience and a great track record which will contribute greatly to the compounded success of Movenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai,” said Ian Rydin, the property’s GM.

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