Emaar Hospitality Group has appointed Riad Abi Haidar as general manager of Address Dubai Marina, a popular urban waterfront destination set in one of the world’s largest waterfront developments.
He is mandated with strengthening the strategic positioning of the hotel, delivering creative initiatives, and focusing on enhancing operational efficiency and productivity.
Address Dubai Marina opened in 2009 under Emaar Hospitality Group’s Address Hotels + Resorts premium luxury hotel and serviced residences brand.
Joining from Manzil Downtown, another hotel under Emaar Hospitality Group’s Vida Hotels & Resorts, where he was general manager, Haidar has a proven track record in delivering industry-leading innovation and setting benchmarks in hotel performance.
He has extensive experience across the industry, having worked in several senior managerial positions at international hotel chains in various global markets.
Olivier Harnisch, chief executive of Emaar Hospitality Group, said: “Address Dubai Marina, one of the landmark hotels under Address Hotels + Resorts, has established its credentials as a modern business and leisure destination.
“Riad Abi Haidar brings extensive industry experience, and strong domain knowledge of Dubai’s hospitality sector, which will prove invaluable in driving the hotel’s growth and delivering exceptional customer service standards.”
Located in Dubai Marina, with upscale retail outlets, popular restaurants and trendy late-night lounge destinations, Address Dubai Marina is at the heart of new Dubai with the rooms opening to spectacular views of the Dubai Marina and the Arabian Sea.
Haidar said: “As a property that exemplifies the brand values of Address Hotels + Resorts, Address Dubai Marina stands out for its sophisticated architecture and design, elegant interiors, outstanding restaurant concepts, and a wide range of amenities that appeal to both business and leisure travellers.
“Our focus is to ensure that Address Dubai Marina continues to offer superior guest experiences for our customers underlining its premium position and create long-term value.”