The UAE’s first ‘door lady’, Emirati youth join the world leading hospitality brand
Dubai, UAE: As the DoubleTree by Hilton Fujairah City prepares to open its doors, key roles are being filled at the hotel, and a number of top positions have been filled by women. Emirati’s will also play a key part in building the team with women leading in this area too.
The roles of Director of Operations, Front Office Manager, Marketing Head, HR Diversity & Inclusion Officer, GC&E Sales Manager and Executive are all held by women, who are specialists in their respective positions. Additionally, visitors to the hotel will be welcomed by Doaa Mustafa, who has the distinction of being responsible for the door to the hotel, making her the very few females to hold this position in the UAE.
“When recruiting the team for DoubleTree by Hilton Fujairah City we wanted to ensure that we had diversity in terms of nationality and gender,” said Vikram Jamwal, General Manager for the hotel. “We wanted a reflection of people in the UAE, and I feel we’ve achieved that; they’re building a new community with their teammates as we prepare to open our doors with warm hospitality of DoubleTree.”
Turkish national, Birsen Kan has been appointed as Director of Operations, and is well versed in transitioning a property from pre-opening to open and has worked in the Hilton family for 8 years. Christine Manoukian takes on the position of Front Office Manager and will be responsible for the guest welcome experience. Hailing from Armenia, Christine has always been a guest facing professional, and enjoys dealing with people.
Emirati Amnah Abdullah Alhefeiti leads the people component of the hotel, as the Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion Officer where she uses her sociology skills to manage the team at the hotel.
When it comes to the marketing and events at the hotel, that role falls to Dina Haroon, as GC&E Manager who comes from the seasoned hospitality market of Egypt. Dina will be ably supported by her Emirati teammate Hend Suliaman Humaid, in her role as GC&E Executive. Rounding out the senior female leads is Priyanka Krishnamurthy as Assistant Marketing Manager who comes to the hotel from another International Brand to help promote the hotel to guests and visitors.
“We’re preparing for our opening, and the teams are making sure everything is in place. It’s an exciting time and we’re looking forward to the first guests getting to meet our team,” concluded Jamwal.
The DoubleTree by Hilton Fujairah City is set to open soon after the finishing touches have been completed.
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