Fairmont Dubai announces the appointment of Ammar Hilal as General Manager. Hilal joins Fairmont Dubai from his most recent role as General Manager at Sofitel Dubai Downtown.
Under his leadership, the Sofitel Dubai Downtown received a number of prestigious travel accolades and achieved remarkable results in guest satisfaction.
Hilal will be responsible for the overall operations, performance, and strategic directions in conjunction with the overall brand strategy in delivering exceptional results, at the company’s flagship hotel located in the heart of Dubai, featuring 394 guest rooms and suites, as well as 94 residences and 94 offices.
The Fairmont Dubai has celebrated its 15th Anniversary this year and has established itself as a key landmark in the city. Therefore Hilal with his decade of market knowledge of Dubai and the region, coupled with his immaculate attention to detail and eloquent style in leading the diverse team, makes him a great asset.
He brings a wealth of almost 30 years of global experience within luxury hotel brands in leadership positions across Germany, Thailand, Egypt, United States, United Kingdom, China, Mauritius, Turkey and the UAE.
Ammar holds an Associate Degree in Food & Beverage Operations and an Associate Degree in Culinary Arts from the German Chamber of Commerce. He also attended the General Manager’s Program at Cranfield University, England and the General Manager’s Program at Cornell University, USA.