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New Director of Sales and Marketing at the Mövenpick Hotel Bur Dubai

Abdo Kayali is appointed Director of Sales and Marketing bringing over 18 years of industry experience, in the Middle East and Africa, to the Mövenpick Hotel Bur Dubai.

The Syrian national gained his education in the UK at Cavendish College, London, and an EMBA from MIC Management Institute of Canada before working his way up the sales ladder from Sales Executive to Director of Sales & Marketing, in various prestigious hotels such as Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Abdo S. Kayali said, “I’m very delighted to join the Mövenpick Hotel Bur Dubai family, a very dynamic group which have a special flavour and are an amazing team. The leader, Michael Nugent and his team have created a special ambiance, by adding more values and a memorable hotel experience. The owning company, Kingdom Hotel Investments, have supported the facilities by adding a new residence and other benefits to the Guests. which makes the hotel a unique business five star for Dubai visitors.”

Kayali took on his first Middle East assignment with Sheraton Jeddah Hotels & Villas as Director of Sales and then used his experience to introduce the Sheraton brand to the Algerian market as Director of Sales and Marketing. Kayali’s career path and ambition has seen him develop in his role and has taken him across the region including Kuwait, before sending him to the United Arab Emirates as Director of Business Development for Emirates Palace Kempinski Hotel. For the past two years Kayali took a break from the hotel industry to launch and develop a new luxury brand into the GCC market as a Business Development Manager for OZCO holding company.

Kayali is a dynamic individual who apart from an eclectic resume of properties has also taught Hotels & Tourism programmes at the King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah and speaks fluent English, Arabic and French. Kayali is excited to return to the hotel industry and to work with General Manager, Michael Nugent, in continuing the success of the Mövenpick Hotel Bur Dubai.