Veteran hotelier, Erik Huyer, has joined the Corp Amman Hotel as General Manager, responsible for building on the success of its first year in the Jordanian capital where the hotel has gained a reputation for quality service at competitive rates.
An Australian national and Dutch by heritage, Erik began his career in hospitality with Hilton in Australia as the chain’s first management trainee, later spending 10 years working at its hotels in Sydney and Melbourne before moving on to the Regent in Auckland, New Zealand.
After spending several years in Asia and Australia working for both global chain of hotels and independent properties, Erik moved to the Middle East when he was head hunted by the Gulf Hotel Bahrain and then InterContinental in Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
For the past seven years, he has been General Manager of the prestigious Hotel Al Khozama in Riyadh, a Rosewood Hotel, responsible for operations at the hotel and executive apartments as well as a sports centre, retail and office complex.
According to Laurent A. Voivenel, CEO, HMH – Hospitality Management Holdings, which operates the Corp Amman Hotel, Erik is a great addition to the team given his extensive regional and global experience. “Few hoteliers can boast such a comprehensive pedigree that covers three major global markets – the Middle East, Asia and Australasia – including strong experience in the GCC,” he said.
“It is heartening to see the economic progress in Jordan where International Monetary Fund is forecasting first signs of growth after the Arab Spring. The Corp Amman Hotel has reported a good first year since its launch. And with its reins in Erik’s capable hands there is considerable potential for consolidation and growth as Amman expands its tourism infrastructure and reaches into new corporate, events and leisure markets,” he added.
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