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InterContinental Abu Dhabi Appoints Executive Assistant Manager in Charge of Food & Beverage

Naji Makkawi brings a vast experience in the hospitality industry

Abu Dhabi, 23rd September 2019: InterContinental Abu Dhabi has announced the appointment of Naji Makkawi as the Executive Assistant Manager in charge of Food & Beverage.

Naji brings more than 25 years of leadership in the hospitality industry, specializing in Food & Beverage. He is not a stranger to the InterContinental Hotels Group family as he started his carrier at InterContinental Phoenicia. He is also very familiar with InterContinental Abu Dhabi and the Capital, held the position of Food & Beverage Operations Manager in the period between 2013 to 2017. His most recent position was Cluster Director of Food & Beverage at Crowne Plaza & Holiday Inn Al Thuraya City in Kuwait.

Makkawi will undertake strategic responsibility as Executive Assistant Manager in charge of Food & Beverage by overseeing all hotel activity, focusing on the Food & Beverage component at the hotel which include 6 award winning restaurants, the banquet and events facilities, ensuring the hotel’s exceptional reputation is maintained and adding to the creative Food & Beverage offering in the hotel. 

“I am delighted to welcome Naji to InterContinental Abu Dhabi,” said Neil Houghton the General Manager at InterContinental Abu Dhabi. “His expertise and proficiency within industry makes him a vigorous addition to the team and further strengthens the relationship with guests and the Abu Dhabi Community.

Makkawi commented: “I am delighted to be back to the beautiful city of Abu Dhabi and to continue my journey with InterContinental Hotels Group. Being part of the team at InterConbtinental Abu Dhabi is tremendously exciting. This is an award-winning team that I am so proud to be part off.

InterContinental Abu Dhabi is an iconic urban resort and landmark in the heart of the UAE’s capital, located just a short drive away from the bustling downtown, the Abu Dhabi International Exhibition Centre and Abu Dhabi International Airport.

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