Salalah, Oman, January 15, 2020 – Salalah Rotana Resort announces the promotion of Ahmed Afifi as the new Executive Assistant Manager at the luxurious property in Oman. Afifi has more than 15 years of experience and has started with Rotana Hotels 5-star property on June 17, 2017, as a Director of Front Office.
“With my extensive GCC knowledge and experience I am delighted to assist the General Manager and the team in Salalah Rotana Resort. I am excited and enthusiastic about the new role and leading the dynamic, highly motivated team in a competitive market with increased guest’ expectations and growth of an international hospitality environment,” says Ahmed Afifi, new Executive Assistant Manager at Salalah Rotana Resort
He holds a degree in Hotels Management from Egypt, Afifi’s hospitality journey began in front office department back home when he joined Rotana in 2006 in Sharm El Sheikh – Egypt, then moved to UAE to spend 9 years before landing in beautiful Salalah nearly 3 years ago. Also he had the pleasure of being part of different reputable chains such as Helnan International, Millennium Hotels & Resorts. During his journey he has held different leadership roles within many properties across GCC.
In addition to his Hotel Management Degree, Afifi earned certificates in Hotel Revenue Management from Cornell University, USA.
Salalah Rotana Resort is set along the shores of the Indian Ocean and a scenic 35 km drive from Salalah Airport. The waterfront resort's 422 splendid rooms and suites are beautifully built at the ocean front, around lagoons, water features and man-made canals.
About Salalah Rotana:
Only 35km from Salalah Airport and along the Arabian coast, Salalah Rotana Resort is ideally located in the Salalah Beach destination. Spread over an area of 15.6 million square metres with an 8.2km beachfront, Salalah Beach is located in one of the most breath-taking natural settings in the Sultanate, between spectacular mountains, fresh water springs and tropical scenery where wildlife and frankincense trees can be marveled.
The waterfront resort’s 422 rooms and suites are built around waterways, whisking guests away to a coastal utopia. The resort prides itself on providing five-star opulence synonymous with the Rotana brand, infused with traditional Omani hospitality. With four restaurants, the resort offers the perfect mélange of East-meets-West hospitality while its four fully equipped meeting rooms, Grand Ballroom and Business Centre makes it the perfect destination for both leisure and business travellers.
Salalah Rotana Resort is the 50th hotel to be operated by Rotana, representing the half-way mark for the group’s plans for 100 hotels by 2020.
Rotana currently manages a portfolio of over 100 properties throughout the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Eastern Europe with an aggressive expansion plan in place. Rotana has chosen to acknowledge how precious time is by making all time spent in their range of hotels ‘Treasured Time’. This means Rotana has pledged to understand and meet the individual needs of all guests. In so doing, Rotana has evolved its product brands to include, Rotana Hotels & Resorts, Centro Hotels by Rotana, Rayhaan Hotels & Resorts by Rotana and Arjaan Hotel Apartments by Rotana. Treasured Time. The Rotana promise to you.
Further information on any Rotana property, its brands or reservations can be obtained by visiting rotana.com or by contacting one of the regional sales offices.