W Doha names Hady Salhab as Manager of Crystal Lounge

February 17, 2009 12:22 pm

Mr. Salhab comes to W Doha with over 12 years of extensive entertainment and food and beverage industry experience. Most of his experience has been through supervisory and management positions in Lebanon and Spain where he honed his considerable knowledge at renowned, of-the-moment hotspots and restaurants.

He brings considerable skill regarding bar and restaurant operations management, staff training and supervision, quality control, menu and promotional event conceptualization and banquet administration to W Doha.

Mr. Salhab has been a force behind the conceptualization of the Crystal Lounge’s operating concept and will be responsible for implementing W’s sterling standards, training his 22-person team, supervising all equipment and requisitions and creating and promoting dynamic Lounge events. Mr. Salhab will also build and maintain the public relations and marketing outlets for Crystal Lounge while reporting to Food and Beverage Director Janin Smollny.

Speaking of his appointment at W Doha’s Crystal Lounge, Mr. Salhab said, “W Hotels has proven to be a trendsetter in the industry and Doha will experience something absolutely brand new at W Doha and its Crystal Lounge. The Lounge itself is absolutely stunning, elegant and modern and will become the new benchmark for entertainment in Doha. The concept behind Crystal Lounge is something unseen before in the Gulf and I am happy to have the opportunity to bring my experience to this vibrant new W project.”

Mr. Salhab has spent the last seven months in Doha with the W team preparing for the W Hotel & Residences opening. His most recent previous experience saw him in Fakra and Beirut in Lebanon as well as appointments in Bilbao and Barcelona, Spain. He holds a Masters in Hotel Management from Esade Business School in Barcelona, a BA in Law and a Masters in International Business Law from University of Saint-Joseph Law School in Beirut and a French Baccalaureate from Lycee Franco-Libanais in Lebanon.

W Doha’s Crystal Lounge will quickly become the city’s newest address for entertainment. The sleek, black interior mingles chic with style. A Baccarat chandelier will hold court over Doha’s newest happening scene where guests can sip the best cocktails while listening to the hottest DJs spin the world’s trendiest beats and music.