Yas Plaza Hotels Announces New Director of Entertainment


ABU DHABI, UAE: Yas Plaza Hotels is stepping up its dynamic music offerings with seasoned radio veteran Steve Johnston taking the helm as Director of Entertainment.

Steve has had over 30 years of experience working in radio all over the world; as an accomplished DJ, he has entertained music aficionados from the UK, Middle East, SE Asia and even the Falkland Islands. He currently co-owns two English language radio stations based in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

He also has extensive experience with the radio industry in the UAE. He was part of the team that set up the first English language commercial pop radio station in the UAE, Chaneel4FMAjman, in 1997, which has just celebrated its 25th year. Back in 2007, he also helped put together Emirates Radio 1 and Emirates Radio 2 through Emirates Media in Abu Dhabi as well as the UAE’s first rock radio station – Rock FM – in Fujairah. He has even entertained British troops DJing for them in Cyprus, Falkland Islands and Iraq.

On his appointment as Director of Entertainment for Yas Island Plaza, Steve shared, “I am really excited to be back home in the UAE and looking forward to meeting old and new friends in my new role.”

As the UAE continues its growth as a global entertainment destination, Yas Plaza Hotels is mixing it up and offering fresh and exciting music experiences for both local and foreign guests.

“We at Yas Plaza Hotels have always been committed to providing world-class leisure and entertainment offerings as part of our overall hotel experience. Steve brings in decades of experience in the music industry and is very in tune with what both our local and global guests are looking for – and we can’t wait to hear it!” said Fredrik Reinisch, Managing Director at Yas Plaza Hotels.

About Yas Plaza Hotels:

Yas Plaza Hotels offer guests the choice of six world-class hotels located in the heart of Abu Dhabi’s most exciting leisure and entertainment destination, Yas Island. Home to top hospitality brands, Radisson Blu, Crowne Plaza, Centro, Yas Island Rotana, Park Inn by Radisson, and Staybridge Suites – with 1,760 Room keys, 21 Award-winning restaurants and bars, and 25 Meetings and events facilities, Yas Plaza Hotels offer a world of possibilities with every stay.