DUBAI, UAE: Lapita, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Autograph Collection has appointed Faiek El Saadani as the new General Manager, bringing over 24 years hospitality experience to the role. El Saadani’s career has taken his across the globe, having amassed a wealth of experience in the likes of UAE, India, Thailand, Azerbaijan, Germany, and Poland.

Prior to joining Lapita, El Saadani held the role of General Manager at W Abu Dhabi- Yas Island, where he oversaw the overall rebranding and repositioning of the first W in the Capital of the Emirates.

The early days of his hotelier career seen him hone his skills predominantly in the food & beverage division. Continuous exposure to this thriving and ever evolving facet of hospitality solidified his roots in Food & Beverages and operations. His finger remains firmly on the pulse of this vitally important aspect of the overall guest experience.

Faiek joined Marriott in 2003 and held Director of Food & Beverages positions, across Marriott Hotels in Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangkok. In 2015, he returned to UAE as Hotel Manager of St Regis Hotel Dubai then, located within the heart of the Al Habtoor City Complex.

After a year, he was promoted to the General Manager position of the same hotel and being a part of the opening team of The St. Regis Dubai, he has played a key role in setting up all operational and strategic elements, which has helped maintain the hotel’s position as one of the leading luxury properties in the region.

Commenting on his new role at Lapita, El Saadani said, “I am very excited by my new role as GM at Lapita. It is an incredible, unique, and highly regarded property, and I can’t wait to make my mark. I am particularly passionate about two aspects, the first being the cultivation of a strong team who works together and an unparalleled customer experience that boasts both high-end and personal service.”

About LAPITA, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Autograph Collection Hotels  

LAPITA hotel is the UAE’s only Pacific island-themed family resort and the only hotel located in Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s leading theme park destination.

An award-winning hotel, Lapita has been recognized in the Bayut – Your Home Your Choice Awards 2021 as the Best Boutique Hotel in Dubai, reinforcing its position as a unique and exceptional destination.

With 504 rooms including 60 suites and three villas, three food and beverage outlets, two lagoon-style pools with a lazy river, spa, and health club, plus an impressive kid’s club, Lapita is the perfect destination to make unforgettable memories with the family. Every detail of LAPITA hotel is made with the magic of Polynesia in its soul and the spirit of ‘aloha’ in its service, transporting guests to a tropical island on arrival. From the thatched-roof to the bamboo-lined ceilings and tribal furnishings, every detail is authentic.

The hotel offers a dedicated conference centre with a 710sqm ballroom, as well as six meeting rooms and event facilities for companies who don’t want to do business as usual.

LAPITA is part of the Autograph Collection Hotels, a collection of individuals, independent hotels selected by Marriott for their ability to create one-of-a-kind guest memories through enriching travel experiences. The hotel’s name was inspired by the pre-historic Pacific Ocean people and their journey and settlement into the islands, known as the Lapita movement.


  • Dubai’s only Pacific island-themed hotel
  • Part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection
  • Located in the heart of Dubai Parks and Resorts
  • 504 rooms including 60 suites and 3 villas
  • 4 restaurants and bars including an all-day dining restaurant
  • 1 family pool, 1 kids pool and 1 lazy river
  • Health and leisure club
  • Spa
  • Extensive Kid’s Club with themed activities for children
  • 1 ballroom, 7 meeting rooms and 3 boardrooms
  • Outdoor event space