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Mark Fernando

General Manager


R Hotels has announced the appointment of Mark Fernando as new General Manager of Ramada Downtown Dubai. In his role, he will head the overall operations of the 181-key hotel.

Mark Fernando stated: “I am excited to be part of R Hotels group and embark on a new chapter of my career. Ramada Downtown Dubai is such a remarkable property, and together with my dedicated and energetic team, we will continue to deliver high standards of service to our loyal guests, and fortify alliance with our trusted partners. We are keen to establish new business relationships, and explore innovative schemes to strengthen the hotel’s position amid the growing competition in Dubai.”

Mark Fernando has more than 30 years of hospitality experience with a proven track record of hotel operations, revenue management and business development. He worked with Starwood Hotels and Resorts for more than 25 years, spanning roles across various properties including deputy general manager at Le Meridien Abu Dhabi; revenue manager at Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Resort and Marina; and customer service manager and Royal Club manager at Le Meridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre.

Mr. Adrian Oyekanmi

Senior Vice President, Global Strategic Sourcing


Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group announced the appointment of Adrian Oyekanmi as Senior Vice President, Global Strategic Sourcing. Adrian will report to Iñigo Capell, Executive Vice President & Global Chief Resources Officer.

Adrian joined Carlson in April 2017 as Vice President, Global Strategic Sourcing. Since then, he has worked to develop and implement a comprehensive strategic sourcing strategy build to improve the value proposition for the entire hotel portfolio and its owners, focusing on cost reductions and promoting the company’s responsible business practices.

Effective November 13, 2017, Adrian’s role becomes global and includes The Rezidor Hotel Group’s portfolio across Europe, the Middle East & Africa, in addition to Carlson’s portfolio in the USA and Asia Pacific. He will be responsible for building and developing relationships with key strategic vendors, oversee contract negotiation, vendor compliance and accountability across Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group globally. Adrian and his international sourcing and procurement team will support the varied needs of Carlson Rezidor’s hotels, owners and corporate offices.

“I am very pleased with the appointment of Adrian Oyekanmi as Carlson Rezidor’s new Senior Vice President, Global Strategic Sourcing. Adrian’s extensive experience in the hospitality industry and within Carlson Hotels will be invaluable on our mission to continually improve the guest experience and bring value to our owners and investors globally,” said Iñigo Capell, Carlson Rezidor’s Executive Vice President & Global Chief Resources Officer.