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20117 01 Feb 2021

R Hotels Appoints Samir Arora as Cluster General Manager

Arora will head three hotels: The Retreat Palm Dubai, Ramada Downtown Dubai and ibis Styles Jumeira

Ajman, UAE (February 1, 2021) R Hotels announces the appointment of Samir Arora as cluster general manager of its three Dubai properties: The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel, Ramada by Wyndham Downtown Dubai, and ibis Styles Jumeira Dubai.

Arora was the general manager of both Ramada by Wyndham Downtown Dubai and Ramada Hoteland Suites by Wyndham Dubai before moving to The Retreat Palm Dubai to head its pre-opening in 2017. A seasoned hotelier with more than 25 years of industry experience, he is now in charge of the overall operations of the group's three hotels in Dubai with a total inventory of 627 keys.

Sumair Tariq, managing director of R Hotels, commented: "We congratulate Samir on his new role. He has been an invaluable member of our team and has a proven track record including successfully overseeing the pre-opening of the first holistic wellness resort in the region. R Hotels has full confidence that he will effectively lead the three properties in delivering top-quality hospitality experience to every guest, while boosting occupancy and revenue."

Commenting on his appointment, Arora said: "My aim as cluster general manager is to reinforce the positioning of the hotels based on their main target markets and segments. As a wellness resort, The Retreat Palm Dubai focuses on health and wellbeing offers; Ramada Downtown Dubai highlights its prime location and proximity to the iconic Burj Khalifa; and ibis Styles Jumeira, a mid-market hotel, places emphasis on providing best value for money given its location, room size, and quality of service."

He added: "The hospitality and travel industries have faced an unprecedented challenge last year. The pandemic is not yet over but I believe in our teams' ability to adapt, mitigate its impact on our business, and stay ahead amidst the increasingly competitive hospitality landscape in Dubai."

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About R Hotels:

R Hotels is the hospitality management division of the Ajman-based R Holding. Established in 2008, the company presently owns, operates and manages seven hotels across the UAE Ramada Hotel and Suites by Wyndham Ajman, Ramada by Wyndham Beach Hotel Ajman, Ramada by Wyndham Downtown Dubai, Ramada Hotelsand Suites by Wyndham Dubai JBR, ibis Styles Jumeira Dubai, The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery, and Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche. R Hotels aims to grow its business by developing and acquiring new hotels in key locations, and establishing suitable franchise affiliations. The company takes pride in its professional and efficient management team and hotel staff, and confirms its positive stature in the hospitality sector with its high-quality accommodation and facilities, matched by top notch service.