Emad Nabulsi

Resort Manager

Minor Hotel has appointed Emad Nabulsi as the new Resort Manager for Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara.

“I am Hotelier who grew up with a passion for service. Born in the lovely hospitable country of Jordan where we have a lot of visitors for Petra – one of the Seven Wonders of the World – and Dead Sea, my studies were focused on hospitality where I learned from the best leaders in the industry. Being a proactive self-leader, Hospitality for me is all about love and providing the finest service, we do our best to exceed the guest’s expectations by having a great guest experience, I am excited and proud to be part of a team managing a landmark in Qatar, Banana Island Resort Doha by Ananatra”, Emad says.

Samer Abiad

F&B Director

Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai has appointed Samer Abiad to the role of Food & Beverage Director.

Lebanese national Abiad, boasts a wealth of experience having worked in five-star hotels in the UAE and across the wider GCC including La Vendome InterContinental Hotel, Beirut; Beach Rotana Hotel, Abu Dhabi; Shangri-La, Traders Hotel, Dubai; and JOOD Palace Hotel (formerly known as Taj Palace Hotel).

He joins Mövenpick Ibn Battuta Gate from Dubai’s Grand Millennium Hotel, where he oversaw the successful operation of eight F&B outlets and seven meeting and conference venues.

Abiad’s other responsibilities include looking after the conference and banqueting facilities at Mövenpick Ibn Battuta Gate.

“Dubai has an enviable international reputation as a business and leisure destination of choice, which resonates perfectly with the wide variety of F&B on offer at the Mövenpick Ibn Battuta Gate. The hotel has set itself extremely high standards, specifically to exceed the expectations of our guests and it is my responsibility to make sure that remains a reality,” said Abiad.