Shady Abdelaziz Samra – Director of Sales & Marketing at Sharq Village & Spa, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel Doha (1)

Doha, Qatar: Shady Abdelaziz is appointed as the Director of Sales & Marketing at Sharq Village & Spa, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Doha as of June 13, 2021. He will be responsible for leading the comprehensive Room sales, MICE, Catering sales, Revenue management, PR and Marketing efforts for the hotel, in this role.  Prior to his current appointment, Shady held numerous Sales Leadership roles at Four Seasons Hotel Doha, the last one being Director of Sales.

Shady brings over 21 years of commercial and operational experience in the hospitality industry, and has an impressive record of leadership and commitment to quality and service, which will immensely contribute towards adding value to the team. Shady will be responsible for identifying new business opportunities and elevating the brand positioning further, with his meticulous outlook and passion for driving excellence.

Commenting on his new appointment, Mr. Shady said, “It is my absolute honor to join the Ritz-Carlton family and become a part of this dedicated team of Ladies & Gentlemen at Sharq Village & Spa Hotel. As I take over the reigns in leading the Sales & Marketing division, I am motivated by the fact that this resort is truly one-of-its-kind and holds a special place in the hearts of Qataris, residents and travelers alike. It is my endeavor to raise the bar in providing the finest standards of service to our loyal patrons, who over the years chosen their ‘home away from home’ at Sharq Village & Spa.”

A hospitality veteran, Shady began his career in 1999 in Egypt and enjoyed a steady growth from working in Front Office and eventually moving to Catering Sales with reputed hotel brands in Cairo & Sharm el Sheikh. In 2007, he made the move to Qatar and joined Four Seasons Hotel Doha as part of the Catering Sales team. 

From 2011 to 2012, Shady made a brief detour from Hotels and took on a Sales role with Dubai World Trade Center, but soon returned to Four Seasons Hotel Doha once again as Director of Catering  Sales & Conference Services – his niche. From here he was promoted to Director of Sales in 2016 and has ever since been a highly coveted sales resource, eventually coming on-board to join Sharq Village & Spa Hotel.

Maintaining excellence as a seasoned sales resource, Shady earned due recognition for achieving commendable business results but also being a truly driven leader. 

A great advocate of ‘putting people first’, Shady carries with him a firm sense of ambition, not failing to equally prioritize emotional intellect, which he believes truly drives our industry. 

Mr. Shady grew up in Egypt where he studied Hotel & Tourism Management from Alexandria University in 1999 and further pursued his passion for education by securing his Master of Business Administration with Distinction from The University of Wollongong, Australia in 2016.

A devoted father, sports enthusiast and constant learner; Shady believes that balance is key in achieving success. Creating an atmosphere of holistic and constant growth to achieve your personal and professional goals will see you through great successes.

Sharq Village & Spa, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel extends a warm welcome to Mr. Shady Abdelaziz. His passion, perseverance and above all dedication will surely lead to many more wins for Doha’s best-loved resort in the future.

About Sharq Village & Spa, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel:

Sharq Village and Spa, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel is a luxury beachfront property-overlooking Doha Bay, 15 minutes from the city center.  Modelled after a traditional Qatari village, the 174-room resort blends authentic Arabian architecture with the very latest in modern comforts and amenities.  Services and facilities include restaurants and lounges serving traditional Middle Eastern and a variety of International cuisine; a 6,500 square meter Spa with 23 treatment rooms, private ladies’ areas, and two outdoor pools; and over 1,130 square meters of conference space that includes two magnificent ballrooms, a boardroom and a grand reception foyer.  

Located minutes away from Doha’s financial center, Sharq Village & Spa, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel, provides a fascinating fusion of East and West by merging the deep-rooted legacy of Qatari traditions with cosmopolitan design and comfort. Along with enchanting architecture, celebrated Arabian cuisine and local rituals, Sharq Village & Spa provides a unique sense of place, where guests are invited to experience the past today, whilst enjoying the finest luxurious hospitality in the Persian Gulf.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC:
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates more than 90 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean.  More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe.