Rosh Rayhaan by Rotana appoints Mamdouh Ali as general manager


ROTANA, one of the leading hotel management companies in the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Eastern Europe, has announced the appointment of Mamdouh Ali as general manager of Rosh Rayhaan by Rotana, Riyadh.

“The appointment of Mamdouh Ali adds a valuable asset to Rotana’s presence in Riyadh,” said Rotana’s Area Vice President, Mohamad Haj Hassan. ”With a long and distinguished career in the Middle East hotel, travel and tourism industry, Mamdouh brings with him a wealth of experience to this most exciting brand of new hotels in the rapidly developing Saudi Arabian hospitality sector.”

Ali began acquiring his 15 plus years of experience in sales at Egypt’s Vodaphone followed by top sales positions at major resort hotels in Egypt. He occupied progressively more responsible positions at major hotels in Hurghada and Sharm el Sheikh before moving to the UAE in 2012 and assuming the role of deputy general manager of Pegas Touristic, a leading Tourism group of companies in 22 countries specializing in CIS markets.

In 2013, Ali joined Rotana Hotel Management Corporation as head of sales – travel trade, reporting to CVP Sales, and this year was promoted to general manager, Rosh Rayhaan by Rotana in Riyadh. A native of Egypt, Ali received his BSc Degree in Travel and Tourism in Cairo in 1997

“I am excited about this opportunity to contribute my many years of experience to enhancing the image of the Rosh Rayhaan by Rotana brand in the Saudi capital,” said Ali. “As always, my team’s priority is to fulfill Rotana’s promise to guests through delivering the highest standards of hospitality that make the Rosh Rayhaan properties synonymous with quality, comfort and affordability.”

Rosh Rayhaan by Rotana is located on Riyadh’s popular Olaya Street, a central thoroughfare that is home to many major corporations headquartered in the capital. The 5-star hotel offers 236 luxurious rooms and suites spread over 8 floors. The hotel is just a 20-minute drive from the Riyadh’s international airport, and is surrounded by lively retail outlets that include shopping malls and boutiques, as well being near to the Kingdom Center.

As Rotana’s flagship property in Saudi Arabia, the hotel is designed for both business travelers and leisure guests. A wide array of culinary choices suitable for casual and formal dining is available to meet the needs of the most discerning diners.

World class facilities for hosting business functions include a spacious ballroom and 9 fully-equipped meeting rooms

In addition, the hotel includes Bodylines Fitness & Wellness Club that offers an outdoor pool, recreational facilities with sauna and steam rooms, professional therapists and 5 massage rooms. — S