DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island has named two new directors to its team as it prepares to enter an exciting new phase of leadership.
Mahmoud Hegazy takes over as commercial director while Bahar Yildirim has been appointed sales director for the resort in Ras Al Khaimah, the northernmost emirate of the United Arab Emirates.
Hegazy, originally from Egypt, joins the team at Hilton Doha and brings 19 years of experience in hotel sales and marketing. A passionate analyst, he prides himself on his leadership and communication skills, while being a team player with attention to detail.
DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island is one of the leading brand resorts in the United Arab Emirates, Ras Al Khaimah, and a key property in one of the country’s hottest tourist destinations for local travel , regional and international.
With his in-depth analysis of market strategy and cross-functional experience in revenue, sales, marketing, finance and business development, Hegazy will work alongside the Managing Director and the leadership team to make take the 726-room property to a new level.
Having worked with Hilton across the region, including Qatar and Egypt, Hegazy’s market knowledge is unrivalled, with strong strategic knowledge of hotel operations, catering, reception, leisure, human resources and finances. He also has a long list of accolades from across the region, for his successes in various fields, from revenue generation to teamwork.
Hegazy will work closely with Bahar Yildirim, a new member of the Hilton family. Yildirim, of Turkish origin, already knows the UAE luxury market well. She joins the Marriott International team where she oversaw several key brand properties. Prior to Marriott, Yildirim worked for the Rixos brand which has seen strong growth in the market since its launch over the past decade.
Managing sales strategies and activities, Yildirim will be responsible for capitalizing on untapped markets and ensuring the hotel is always in the lead for an unforgettable experience.
Also benefiting from 19 years of industry expertise, including from his native Turkey, Yildirim will be a great addition to the team.
Pieter Van Beugen, General Manager of DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island said: “We are very proud to add such talent to our team – Mahmoud and Bahar are the perfect fit for the property. With their regional experience in the luxury sector, they are perfectly positioned to understand the market and continue the trajectory of upward growth of ownership.
Located on Marjan Island and facing a 650-metre private beach, DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island offers 13 dining options and is less than five miles from Al Hamra Golf Club and downtown entertainment. commercial of Al Hamra. It also offers a range of activities for children as well as spa and wellness offers.
Opened in 2014, the complex has gone from strength to strength. “Our property has broad appeal, whether for families, travelers seeking adventure or wellness escapes. Having the right people is critical to our success and I’m confident that our new team members will enhance our customers’ experience. “, vscontinued Pieter