Key appointments to lead the opening of the five-star property
Abu Dhabi, UAE (July 30, 2013) – Royal Rose Hotel, the first 5-star property owned by the Bin Ham Group and managed by the City Seasons Group of Hotels, has announced the appointments of Nickolas Chatzipetros as Deputy General Manager and Thanos Tsinias as Front Office Manager.
In his role, Chatzipetros will assist and deputize the hotel's General Manager and will ensure that the brand standards are efficiently implemented in order to deliver the highest quality of products and service possible to the hotel guests. An all rounded hotelier with vast experience in Hotel Pre-Openings and high class Food and Beverage operations, Chatzipetros has worked in various properties in the Middle East, Europe, and Asia which enables him to have a clear understanding about hotel operations and to interact with different nationalities.
A Greek national, Tsinias has over 12 years of industry experience, having worked recently with Starwood, at The Romanos Costa Navarino and further back with Accor's Sofitel brand. His main role is to lead the hotel's departments such as the Front Desk, Guest Relations, Concierge, Business Center, Telephone Operators, Bell Attendants, Car Parking, Valet and Limousine Drivers and ensure they deliver the best and most efficient service to the guest even before their arrival until their departure from the property.
Commenting on the appointments, Gianni Malerba, General Manager, said: “I am absolutely delighted to welcome Mr. Nickolas and Mr. Thanos to the team. Both are seasoned hoteliers with individual expertise which will be a great asset to the hotel and to our clients. I am confident that they will position Royal Rose Hotel as one of Abu Dhabi's leading luxury hotels and will support the company reach its growth strategy.”
The Royal Rose Hotel, built in a style resembling the splendor and grandeur of French 17th Century Palais, features 355 luxuriously appointed rooms, including 112 Boutique Suites, 20 Luxury Suites and a Royal Suite.
About Royal Rose Hotel: The Royal Rose Hotel, owned by Bin Ham Group and m anaged by City Seasons Hotel Group, is the first 5- star hotel in the group's portfolio of presently five hotels in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai and Muscat. Built in a style resembling the splendor and grandeur of French 17th Century Palais, Royal Rose is located in the heart of Abu Dhabi‘s business area ‘Al Markaziyah' on Abu Dhabi's Zayed 1st -also known as Electra or 7th- Street. The luxurious hotel features 355 elegantly appointed rooms and suites, including 112 Boutique Suites, 20 Luxury Suites and one Royal Suite. Elegance and comfort are key elements of the hotel's elaborate and arty interiors. Refined service and luxury amenities add to the perfect touch for lasting impression.
About City Seasons Group of Hotels: Established in UAE in 2005, City Seasons currently owns and operates five 4-star properties in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain and Muscat, with their first 5-star hotel, Royal Rose, set to open in Abu Dhabi during the last quarter of 2013. Another property is planned to open in Dubai - next to Burjuman- by early 2014. Further expansions abroad are underway to increase the portfolio of the group to 18 properties by end of 2015. Highly committed to customer service and attention to detail, City Seasons Hotels have already built a strong reputation amongst international travelers and mainly visitors from GCC countries who enjoy the family atmosphere of the Hotels and Suites as well as their prime location in the heart of the city. The group currently boasts 1300 rooms to reach 2000 rooms in 2014 with the new openings.
About Bin Ham Group; Established in 1972, under the leadership of HH Sheikh Musallem Bin Salem Bin Ham, the Bin Ham Group includes over thirty companies and foundations including petroleum extraction operations, general trading, financial services & investment, engineering consultancy, electromechanical activities, real estate, printing & media, travel & tourism as well as education. A major activity of the group is the 'greenness' and expansion of desert cultivation. The group first ventured into the hospitality sector in the late 90's with smaller properties in the capital then in 2005 with the opening of City Seasons Suites in Dubai; a step that was successfully followed with further expansion within UAE and Oman.