Effective 1 December, Hamarneh’s duties will mainly focus on the Group’s overall operations and business development.
The new appointment came in view of the extensive experience that Hamarneh enjoys, which is consistent with ATICO Fakhreldin Group’s vision and long-term objectives, aiming at expanding the Group’s operations in new markets, both locally and regionally and developing new hospitality brands.
Among plans are ongoing renovations to AlQasr Metropole Hotel lobby lounge, Italian restaurant, Trattoria and future renovations to the hotel’s Salad and Sushi bar, Vinaigrette. The hotel’s capacity will also be expanded with the addition of 100 spacious rooms and other facilities on the land neighboring the hotel, where The Courtyard is located.
A new addition to the group’s range of outlets is scheduled to open mid 2010 as a new concept lounge and restaurant to run in the location previously occupied by Nai in Shmeisani, behind the hotel. A number of other outlets in different locations are also to open in the period ranging from mid to end of 2010.
Formerly a regional vice-president and director of operations for Intercontinental Hotels Group in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, Hamarneh has held managerial positions with leading international five-star hotels and brands across the Gulf States.
Beside the Intercontinental, he previously worked with luxurious hotel chains such as Marriot.
“With his rich experience and proven track record of success at some of the world’s leading hotels, we are extremely excited to welcome Mr. Hamarneh on board,” CEO of the group, Mr. Essam Fakhriddin said.
“We are very much looking forward to enjoying the best of Mr. Hamarneh’s administrative adeptness that will undoubtedly enrich ATICO Fakhreldin Group’s extended family. His exceptional background, achievements, dedicated levels of service, and congenial personality make him an ideal hotelier to lead our team to better frontiers and greater successes,”
It is worth noting that ATICO Fakhreldin Group consists of a four star boutique hotel, AlQasr Metropole, and a range of restaurants in Jordan, namely:, Fakhreldin Restaurant, The Courtyard, Kebab Express, Ren Chai, Yoshi, Nai, Vinaigrette, Trattoria, Wild Jordan Café, Bistro One, Amigo and Fakhreldin & Co.