Dubai, UAE; March 28, 2019: Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure business of Emaar Properties PJSC, has appointed seasoned strategic and result-driven leader, Nicolas Chammaa, as the General Manager of Vida Downtown.
Overseeing all aspects of the hotel, Nicolas will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and in driving the hotel’s strategic growth. He has almost two decades of experience in the hotel business, including at well-known properties in Bahrain, Oman, UAE, and the Philippines. Nicolas graduated from Notre Dame University with a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management and Tourism.
Olivier Harnisch, CEO of Emaar Hospitality Group, said: “Nicolas’s appointment aims at further strengthening the growth of Vida Downtown. With rich knowledge gained from some of the finest hotels in the world, his industry insights and passion will ensure that the hotel delivers the highest standards of guest service.”
Nicolas Chammaa said: “Vida Downtown has been consistently ranked as one of the best in terms of guest satisfaction in the region. We will continue to build on its success while bringing creative and value-added offerings to this upscale lifestyle hotel that has defined a niche for itself in the hotel industry of Dubai.”
The flagship property under the Vida Hotels and Resorts brand, Vida Downtown offers a retreat-like ambience in the heart of Downtown Dubai. With 156 rooms on 6 floors designed for comfortable elegance, with state-of-the-art technology and amenities, open-air swimming pool and numerous restaurants and lounges. The hotel creates a stimulating environment for the younger generation who demand all the frills of modern luxury travel but none of the fuss.
About Emaar Hospitality Group:
Emaar Hospitality Group LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Emaar Properties PJSC, the Dubai-based global property developer, and manages Emaar’s hospitality and leisure projects globally.
Defining its competency in managing mixed-use property developments, Emaar Hospitality Group owns and manages a diversified portfolio of assets including hotels, serviced residences, golf clubs, polo club, marina and lifestyle dining restaurants.
Emaar Hospitality Group has defined its credentials in the hotel industry with its distinctive hotel brands - Address Hotels + Resorts and Vida Hotels and Resorts.
Address Hotels + Resorts has brought a fresh identity to the global hospitality and service sector by setting new benchmarks with its gracious hospitality and exceptional service standards. Address offers a more personal and engaging experience to guests in a premium lifestyle environment, enriching the lives of its guests with luxury, style and elegance. Address Hotels + Resorts is set to operate hotels and serviced residences in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey, Bahrain, Maldives and other key markets in the region as well as in the UAE.
An upscale lifestyle hotel and residences brand, Vida Hotels and Resorts is for the new generation of business executives, entrepreneurs and leisure travellers. Positioned as a lively and vibrant hub where inspiring minds can create, connect and come alive, Vida hotels are a stimulating environment where style meets convenience and interactivity. Vida Hotels and Resorts has two properties in Dubai and is set to operate hotels and serviced residences in Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, and other key markets in the region as well as in the UAE.
Underlining its strength and contribution to shaping the hospitality sector of the nation, Emaar Hospitality Group has been awarded as the Official Partner of Expo 2020 Dubai and will provide authentic experiences with a strong local flavour at various locations across the Expo 2020 site, including VIP clubs and lounges, as well as in its hotels and restaurants in Dubai.