(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel has appointed Belal al-Kadry, as its new general manager.
A veteran hospitality professional, al-Kadry will be responsible for strengthening the premier position of Doha's iconic hotel, and driving its growth in regional and international markets.
Al-Kadry has some 20 years of experience in luxury hospitality, and brings in-depth insights on key industry trends, which will enable Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel to identify new opportunities, expand its brand reach, and ensure enhanced and memorable experiences for guests.
On being appointed as the new general manager of Sheraton Grand Doha, al-Kadry said, 'The Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel is an iconic property that adds to the civic pride of our city and has redefined the standards of excellence in hospitality.
'As a part of this nation's rich history, the hotel has always been one of the most sought-after by guests. I am delighted with the opportunity to join this landmark hotel. My focus will be to further strengthen its brand appeal and to ensure the highest standards of guest service.
Al-Kadry is not new to Doha and has earlier served as general manager of Sharq Village and Spa, where he played an instrumental role in redefining the property of choice for both business and leisure travellers venturing into Doha and helped in positioning it as a top luxury hotel and lifestyle destination.
A Marriott veteran, al-Kadry started his career in 1998 and has worked at various properties in the Middle East holding senior positions. He holds a degree in hotel management and marketing, and has been nominated and presented with a variety of awards throughout his career, including sales and marketing leader of the year for Marriott Middle East & Africa in 2008, the ‘Best Iconic Hotel for Starwood' in 2015 and J Willard Marriott Award of Excellence in 2019.
Set by the West Bay and the sparkling blue waters of the Arabian Gulf, Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel has earned its place through time as an iconic destination and established a long-lasting relationship with several generations of Qatar. Emerging from a complete renovation, this cultural symbol returns to its former glory, featuring extraordinary 1980s architecture highlighting the region's exquisite designs, while catering to the needs of the modern social travellers.