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13597 10 Mar 2021

Bassam Khanfar Joins Shaza Makkah as General Manager

Bringing a wealth of skills and multi-dimensional expertise with decades of experience.

(United Arab Emirates, Dubai March 10, 2021) Shaza Makkah, the 5-Star hotel among the first in line hotels in Jabal AlKabah to Al Masjid Al Haram, announced the appointment of Bassam Khanfar as the new General Manager.

Bassam Khanfar joined Shaza Makkah holds a degree in Banking and Finance, as well as a Masters Certificate in Hospitality Management from Cornell University. Khanfar has extensive experience within the GCC region having worked with several leading brands most recently Rotana Hotels.

He also enjoys extensive relevant experience where he worked in the hospitality sector of the Holy City of Makkah since 2009. Shaza Hotels know Bassam from his days in Kempinski Hotels in Jordan where he worked as a Director of Finance.

Commenting on his appointment, Bassam Khanfar, "It is an absolute honour to accept this appointment. I look forward to working closely with the team to strengthen the hotels position as one of the most desirable destinations for pilgrims and all the visitors of the holy city of Makkah."

Shaza Makkah offers 251 beautifully appointed deluxe rooms, junior suites, one-bedroom suites and its signature Tiara residence overlooking the city and Haram. Making it one of the most desired 5-star hotels of Saudi Arabia providing the true essence of the Silk Route and delivering the finest of eastern hospitality that welcomes the guest to where timeless tradition meets a glorious contemporary elegance.

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About Shaza Hotels

Shaza is the leading hotel management company dedicated to offering true Arabian hospitality inspired by the traditions and culture of various countries along the Silk Route and reflected by the supremely elegant Middle Eastern style dcor and serene ambiance that is appreciated by the most discerning travellers.

With four hotels already operational in the Middle East Shaza Makkah in the Holy city, the multiple award-winning Shaza Al Madina, the newly opened Shaza Riyadh and the flagship hotel under the Mysk by Shaza brand Mysk Al Mouj in Muscat the brand is expanding rapidly with the opening this year of the Sharjah Collection, followed by Shaza Doha, Shaza Salalah and Mysk The Palm in Dubai. Shaza is a member of Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the worlds largest alliance of independent hotel brands.

For more information, please visit www.shazahotels.com

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About Global Hotel Alliance

Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the worlds largest alliance of independent hotel brands, brings together 35 brands with 550 hotels in 76 countries. GHA uses a shared technology platform to drive incremental revenues and create cost savings for its member brands. GHAs award-winning loyalty programme, DISCOVERY, provides over 15 million members exclusive opportunities to immerse themselves in local culture wherever they travel. For more information, visit www.gha.com

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About DISCOVERY Loyalty

A memorable trip demands more than a comfortable stay. DISCOVERY, an award-winning global loyalty programme, provides 15 million members recognition and perks across over 550 hotels, resorts and palaces in 78 countries. Elite members have the opportunity to immerse themselves in local culture through Local Experiences, distinctive activities that capture an authentic taste of each destination. For more information, visit www.discoveryloyalty.com

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