New Director of Sales at the Grand Millennium Dubai is Shadi Karameh who joins the hotel from the Dubai sales office of the Raffles Praslin – Seychelles where he was the Assistant Director of Sales for two years.
Prior to that, Shadi was Director of Business Development at Bon Tours, a destination management company, and also worked at the JA Resorts and Hotels where he spent two years overseeing international sales.
A native of Lebanon and fluent in Arabic, French and English, Shadi attained a Baccalaureate before graduating with a BS in marketing and hotel management from the Lebanon Institut Moyen Orient Affilie a L’Academie de Tolouse Greta Garonne – France.
He moved to the UAE to further enhance his career in hospitality, starting as Front Desk Shift Leader at Al Sondos Suites by Le Meridien & Dar Al Sondos Hotel Apartments by Le Meridien before moving in to sales where he specialised in corporate account development.
According to Peter Mansourian, General Manager of the Grand Millennium, the appointment will strengthen the hotel’s sales strategy as competition grows in the Dubai market.
“We are delighted to welcome Shadi to the team at the Grand Millennium Dubai where his experience in development of international leisure and regional corporate markets, as well as his sector contacts, will be invaluable in ensuring the hotel continues to be the first choice for both leisure and business travellers,” he said.
Located just off the Sheikh Zayed Road, the Grand Millennium is conveniently accessible from the Mall of the Emirates and the Ibn Battuta Mall, as well as within easy reach of the city’s prime business and leisure attraction including the beach and golf courses. The 343-room five star hotel features a range of award-winning restaurants and bars, a beautiful rooftop pool, superb spa and health club with nine-treatment rooms, state-of-the-art meeting rooms, a magnificent ballroom and exceptional banquet facilities.