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75136 30 Jul 2019


“I am delighted to have the opportunity to be the next leader of the professional and highly motivated team and being at the helm of the stunning Salalah Rotana Resort" - Stefan Thumiger


Salalah, Oman– Salalah Rotana Resort announces the appointment of Stefan Thumiger as the new General Manager at the luxurious property in Oman. Thumiger has more than 35 years of experience and has started with Rotana Hotels 5-star property on July 7, 2019. 

I am delighted to have the opportunity to be the next leader of the professional and highly motivated team and being at the helm of the stunning Salalah Rotana Resort. There is a unique friendliness, energy and spirit in Oman which is a fantastic foundation to perform in a competitive market and creating experiences for our guests. My focus will not only be to continue building on the success of the resort but also being an active partner in the growth of Havana Salalah and developing Salalah as a destination,” says Stefan Thumiger, New General Manager at Salalah Rotana Resort 

 He holds a degree in Federal Chartered Hotelier/Caterer HF/SHL from the Swiss hotel and catering school in Lucerne, Switzerland. A Swiss national with Australian citizenship, Thumigers hospitality journey began in Food & Beverage department, more specifically he worked as an apprentice chef in a hotel in Switzerland working his way through the ranks and has since held senior leadership roles within many global hotel chains across GCC, Asia and Europe. In addition to his Hotel Management Degree, Thumiger earned certificates in Marketing Strategy, Hotel Revenue Management, Financial Management Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management from Cornell University, USA.

 Salalah Rotana Resort is set along the shores of the Indian Ocean and a scenic 35 km drive from Salalah Airport. The waterfront resort's 422 splendid rooms and suites are beautifully built at the ocean front, around lagoons, water features and man-made canals.


About Salalah Rotana:

Only 35km from Salalah Airport and along the Arabian coast, Salalah Rotana Resort is ideally located in the Salalah Beach destination. Spread over an area of 15.6 million square metres with an 8.2km beachfront, Salalah Beach is located in one of the most breath-taking natural settings in the Sultanate, between spectacular mountains, fresh water springs and tropical scenery where wildlife and frankincense trees can be marveled.

The waterfront resort’s 422 rooms and suites are built around waterways, whisking guests away to a coastal utopia. The resort prides itself on providing five-star opulence synonymous with the Rotana brand, infused with traditional Omani hospitality. With four restaurants, the resort offers the perfect mélange of East-meets-West hospitality while its four fully equipped meeting rooms, Grand Ballroom and Business Centre makes it the perfect destination for both leisure and business travellers.

Salalah Rotana Resort is the 50th  hotel to be operated by Rotana, representing the half-way mark for the group’s plans for 100 hotels by 2020.


About Rotana

Rotana currently manages a portfolio of over 100 properties throughout the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Eastern Europe with an aggressive expansion plan in place. Rotana has chosen to acknowledge how precious time is by making all time spent in their range of hotels ‘Treasured Time’. This means Rotana has pledged to understand and meet the individual needs of all guests. In so doing, Rotana has evolved its product brands to include, Rotana Hotels & Resorts, Centro Hotels by Rotana, Rayhaan Hotels & Resorts by Rotana and Arjaan Hotel Apartments by Rotana. Treasured Time. The Rotana promise to you.

 Further information on any Rotana property, its brands or reservations can be obtained by visiting rotana.com or by contacting one of the regional sales offices.