With 21 years’ experience with Marriott International, Saad Al-Ghamdi joins an extensive complex including Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Le Meridien Fairways, Aloft & Element Al Mina, and the soon to open Aloft & Element Dubai Airport as Complex Director of Sales & Marketing.
He will oversee and direct all aspects of the sales and marketing activities at the six properties.
Taking on the new position, Al-Ghamdi will be responsible for managing the overall marketing and sales programmes, comprising annual budgets, revenue, and distribution management for four operating properties.
He will also play a pivotal role in the opening of the new Aloft & Element at Dubai Airport which is expected in Q4.
Al-Ghamdi's career began with Jeddah & Madinah Marriott hotels where he progressed to the role of Director of Sales & Marketing. He then took on the position of Cluster Properties Director of Sales & Marketing for 5 properties in Saudi Arabia for which he received 2012 Sales Leader of the Year MEA.
He then moved to the UAE as Director of Sales & Marketing at Courtyard by Marriott Abu Dhabi, where he was a member of the pre-opening Executive Team for the first endorsed Marriott brand hotel in the UAE capital. Under his leadership, the hotel received the Regional Marriott Leadership Excellence Award and Regional Hotel of the Year Award.
Prior to his new role, Al-Ghamdi served as Director of Sales & Marketing at Marriott Hotel Al Forsan in Abu Dhabi.-TradeArabia News Service