John Riad leads Hampton by Hilton’s largest property in the world, bringing the brand’s award-winning friendly service to the Emirate
Dubai, UAE: Hampton by Hilton Marjan Island is delighted to welcome John Riad as General Manager. No stranger to Hilton, Riad brings over 19 years of extensive industry experience, making him the perfect fit for this exciting new role. With the world’s largest Hampton by Hilton property launching under his leadership, Riad looks forward to welcoming guests to the hotel.
Riad began his journey with Hilton in 2002 at the breathtaking Hilton Pyramids Golf Resort in Egypt where he resided as the Revenue Manager. Soon after, he joined the group of Hilton hotels in Egypt, as Cluster Revenue Manager to be promoted after just few months to Cluster Director of Business Development.
Riad continued to grow within the company and in 2013 he joined Hilton Kuwait Resort as Director of Business Development. This was followed by a move to Conrad Dubai as Director of Business Development, where he was responsible for developing commercial strategy covering all revenue enhancing segments and channels.
Following this, Riad headed up the neighboring DoubleTree by Hilton Ras Al Khaimah as Hotel Manager for almost four years. During his role at the popular city hotel, he oversaw the day to day operations and strategic direction of the hotel, the management, and the team. John was also in charge of opening the new DoubleTree Ras Al Khaimah Corniche Hotel & Residences during this period.
As General Manager, John will now be responsible for the hotel’s development, financial sourcing, sales and marketing, planning and collaborating with the team to ensure the success of the hotel which opened in July 2021.
John Riad, General Manager, comments, “I’m delighted to be leading such an exceptional property. Following a successful opening, we look forward to welcoming guests for a fun-filled stay, while they enjoy Ras Al Khaimah’s many touristic attractions. My team and I look forward to welcoming guests with our universally recognized service, signature free breakfast and value-added offerings.”
Hampton by Hilton Marjan Island is thrilled to have him on board and look forward to working under his leadership for what will be an exciting journey ahead.
About Hampton by Hilton:
As the No. 1 ranked lodging franchise for the last 12 years by Entrepreneur®, Hampton by Hilton — including Hampton Inn by Hilton and Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton — serves quality-driven and value-conscious travelers at more than 2,700 properties in 31 countries and territories around the globe. The brand continues to lead its segment by providing guests with high-quality, thoughtfully designed accommodations and amenities, such as modern and spacious rooms, complimentary Wi-Fi and free breakfast. Hampton by Hilton is committed to delivering an exceptionally friendly and authentic service all backed by the 100% Hampton GuaranteeTM. Experience a positive stay at Hampton by Hilton by booking at hampton.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising more than 6,600 properties and more than 1 million rooms, in 119 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on the 2020 World’s Best Workplaces list, and was named the 2020 Global Industry Leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. In 2020, Hilton CleanStay was introduced, bringing an industry-defining standard of cleanliness to hotels worldwide. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 118 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone.