Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Janet Abrahams has been appointed as the new Executive Assistant Manager of Sales & Marketing – Spa and Recreation at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi.
With more than 20 years of luxury hospitality experience and a highly successful commercial background, Ms. Abrahams will take up her new role as second in command for operational departments and will focus on the strategic positioning of the property.
The British national joins from an internationally renowned hotelier brand, where she most recently enjoyed a successful spell as EAM Sales & Marketing in its Abu Dhabi property covering all revenue generating departments.
Ms Abrahams said: “I am honored to be part of this admired resort and look forward to working closely with the outstanding team to achieve all of our ambitions.
“A luxury brand that traces its roots back by more than a century, the majestic Saadiyat property was the first from the St. Regis family to open its doors in the region and is renowned for its traditions and commitment to impeccable service. I am passionate to embrace this legacy and drive its future success as an ambassador."
With several coveted industry awards under her belt, Ms. Abrahams is a marketing professional with exceptional communication, leadership and team management skills and a wealth of experience in luxury international rooms and MICE sales & revenue management. A strategic business and budget planner, she is determined to find solutions to maximize resources and optimize potential.
Ms. Abrahams kicked off her hospitality career in the luxury sector in London in 1997 working her way up to senior commercial leadership roles at world-renowned properties across Asia and Europe. She is well-versed with the needs of the region’s diverse markets including Abu Dhabi, as she worked in the UAE capital from 2007 to 2011 as Executive Director for a luxury resort then as Area Director Sales & Marketing for the Levant Region for a global hotelier before moving to Beirut as Cluster Director Sales, Marketing, Revenue and Reservations.
About her return to Abu Dhabi in 2015 as Area Director Sales and Marketing, she comments: “This city is my second home, where I feel engaged and empowered to bring my best to serve both the community and international visitors. There are deep, traditional hospitality values that transcend perfectly into our contemporary, luxury world with refreshing sincerity and authenticity. This makes Abu Dhabi a truly special destination.”
Ms. Abrahams quickly moved up to the role of Acting Deputy General Manager and Commercial Director covering all revenue generating departments.
Marwan Fadel, General Manager at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, said: “Janet Abrahams comes with a huge wealth of experience in Sales, Marketing and Operations. We are delighted to warmly welcome her to the St. Regis family and wish her tremendous success in this dynamic phase of our resort’s story and the St. Regis experience.”
To learn more about The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, please visit stregissaadiyatisland.com.
The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi
Located on the pristine beach of Saadiyat Island and framed by the distinguished Saadiyat Beach Golf Course, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi is the ideal destination for the discerning, well-traveled connoisseur.
The resort features 376 guestrooms, all with private terraces, offering panoramic views of the turquoise-blue sea, golf course, or resort gardens. Spaces range from the intimate to the grand, from rooms of 55 sqm with 10 sqm balconies to the majestic Royal Suite, a 2,000 sqm lavishly appointed duplex that features five bedrooms, a private pool and a spacious, ocean-facing terrace.
Situated within the grounds are Iridium Spa, Sandcastle Club for children, tennis and squash courts and the 3,500 square-meter St. Regis Athletic Club. Guests can pamper their palates in no fewer than five restaurants and bars. The elegant gourmet restaurant 55&5th, The Grill, which includes a private dining room and vino lounge with some 2,000 fine vinos, offers a memorable epicurean experience. Featuring live cooking stations and Mediterranean-influenced specialties, Oléa offers a delightful dining setting and was named ‘Best Brunch in Abu Dhabi’ by BBC.com and Best International Brunch by Time Out Abu Dhabi Restaurant Awards in 2018. Meanwhile, guests at Sontaya can broaden their culinary horizons by sampling the Asian delicacies that earned it the 2019 FACT Dining Award for ‘Favorite South-East Asian Restaurant’. The Manhattan Lounge is the place to start the evening or finish the day on a strong note, with unbeatable beverage offers. The Drawing Room, with its open lounge and inviting sofas, offers the delightful tradition of afternoon tea. Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi brings exquisite Asian-fusion cuisine and cocktails right to the seafront. The remarkable venue has received multiple awards since its launch in 2018, including Highly Commended Asian Restaurant and Best Romantic Restaurant at Time Out Abu Dhabi Restaurant Awards 2018.
Inspired by the distinctive, century-old legacy of New York’s Astor family, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi is the city’s first true beach resort. Combining a unique blend of refined elegance with enduring heritage, the resort stays true to the Astor vision of creating “the finest hotel in the world.”
Accommodation 376 luxury rooms and suites – Superior, Superior Sea View, Premium Sea View, St Regis Suites, Astor Suites, Ocean Suites, Spa Suites, Majestic Suites and Royal Suite, all with private balconies. All rooms have *air conditioning *en-suite bathroom *minibar *IDD phone *safe *flat-screen TV *Wi-Fi *butler service
Facilities *great variety of restaurants and bars *spa *fitness center *24-hour butler service *three outdoor pools *one adult-only pool with hot tubs *private beach *grand ballroom *Iridium Spa
Activities *tennis courts *squash courts *Sandcastle Kids’ Club *Watersports activities (non-motorized)
*Listed facilities/activities are subject to change and not all are complimentary.
The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi
P.O. Box 54345 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
t: +971 2 498 8888
f: +971 2 498 8889