Salalah Marriott Resort announces new appointments

December 22, 2009 11:33 am

Mr. Germinal Garcia has joined Salalah Marriott Resort as General Manager. He has held several positions since Joining Marriott in 1999 as Director of Sales & Marketing, Resident Manager and General Manager in Central & South America and Mexico including positions at the San Salvador Marriott, Guatemala City Marriott Hotel, JW Marriott Caracas Hotel as well as at the JW Marriott Cancun and Marriott Casa Magna Hotel. In 2007, he won the Global & Regional General Manager Sales Leadership Award for the Guatemala City Marriott Hotel. With nearly 25 years of rich experience in the hospitality industry, Mr. Germinal feels ‘very honoured opening the first Marriott property in Oman’.

Mr. Ahmed El Meligui has joined Salalah Marriott Resort as Sales & Marketing Director. Mr. Ahmed joined the hospitality industry in 1992 and has worked in different international hotel chains in Egypt (Accor, Sheraton, Radisson SAS, Hyatt & Marriott) in key Sales & Marketing positions. He joined Marriott in 2006 and was awarded Sales Leadership 2008 for UKMEA.

Mr. Hesham Dawoud has joined Salalah Marriott Resort as Director of Operations. Mr. Hesham has been with Marriott for more than 27 years of which 20 years have been in the USA. His work experience has encompassed major operational roles such as Hotel Manager, Director of Operations and Director of Food and Beverage. He has also worked with Ritz Carlton, Convention Hotels, Conference Centre, and Resorts. Mr. Hesham is a graduate from Cairo University with a major in Microbiology and a Master’s Degree in Tissue Analysis, but chose a career in the hospitality industry due to his deep passion for the hotel business.

Mr. M. Asif has joined Salalah Marriott Resort as Director of Finance. Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from University of Karachi in Pakistan and currently working on his ACCA, Mr. Asif started his career with Marriott at the Karachi Marriott Hotel, Pakistan in 1989 and then moved to JW Marriott Dubai in 2002 as Payable Supervisor, later becoming Assistant Controller. In August 2005, he moved to Kuwait as Financial Controller and later became Director of Finance for Shared Services JW Kuwait, CY and Arraya Convention Centre.

The Salalah Marriott Resort is set on the idyllic shores of the Arabian Sea on the white sandy beaches of Mirbat Cove and at the foot of Jebel Samhan, 80 kilometres from Salalah International Airport.

The Salalah Marriott Resort offers the finest accommodation, banqueting, leisure and recreation facilities to suit the needs of discerning travellers seeking a memorable holiday or an incentive meeting.

The hotel features 237 well-appointed rooms with guests having a choice of scenic beach or mountain views and a choice of staying in the resort’s main building or in surrounding chalets offering studios and one- and two-bedroom configurations.

Executive guest rooms and all types of suites will feature flat screen, high definition television along with high speed Internet access as well as Marriott’s renowned bed and bath linen, amenities, in-room mini bar and safe.

Dining and entertainment options include a casual all-day restaurant, a seafood restaurant, an Arabic Café, Dhofar Piano Lounge, Cigar Lounge and an English Pub.

The resort’s welcoming open-space lobby will offer a lounge and a bar. Recreational amenities include an outdoor swimming pool with separate children’s and adult areas, Frankincense SPA by Chivana and an Extra Divers Centre.