Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: With over 10 years of experience managing the front office, Vartan Zakarian brings extensive communications and operations knowledge to Bab Al Qasr Hotel, as he takes on the role of Front Office Manager for the world-class hotel.
Zakarian’s previous hospitality experience includes roles with Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Aspen, Four Seasons Hotel in Beirut, and Oryx Rotana in Doha. Zakarian arrived in the UAE in 2011, quickly establishing himself as a dynamic professional during his time managing the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Rosewood Hotel, The H Dubai, and The St Regis Dubai.
Specialized in luxury hospitality marketing and business administration, Zakarian will play a key role in representing the Bab Al Qasr Hotel brand across the Middle Eastern region. Joining the team at Bab Al Qasr Hotel, Zakarian will be responsible for managing the front office operations, actively managing guest satisfaction and customer care, overseeing aspects encompassing strategic planning, brand activation and overseeing the efficiency of internal communications.
Murshed Al Shamsi, Bab Al Qasr Hotel’s Director of Protocol said in a statement, “It is with great pleasure that we welcome Vartan to the team. Guest satisfaction, seamless operations and innovation have always been a fundamental core focus of our brand, and I am confident that his expertise will drive and enhance Bab Al Qasr’s success in Abu Dhabi’s competitive hospitality market”.
About Bab Al Qasr Hotel:
Bab Al Qasr Hotel & Residences is a unique new landmark on Abu Dhabi’s ever changing skyline with iconic architecture and traditionally inspired Arabian décor combined to create a contemporary celebration of Arabian hospitality. Bab Al Qasr Hotel comprises a total of 677 spacious and luxurious guest rooms (412) and apartments (265) all designed to capture the heritage of the region. Rooms offer a variety of landmark Abu Dhabi views of the Presidential Palace, the Corniche and Seaview. The hotel overlooks a 140m private beach with facilities for recreational activities that includes a fitness centre and a 35m infinity swimming pool.
Bab Al Qasr Hotel & Residences located in the city of Abu Dhabi is just a short walk from the Marina Shopping Centre and heritage village, and 30 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport.