A New Female Chief Engineer At Radisson RED Dubai Is Breaking Down Stereotypes

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Neeraja Rahul has been appointed LEAD Engineering aka Chief Engineer at the Radisson RED Dubai Silicon Oasis. She becomes the first female Chief Engineer for the Radisson Hotel Group in the Middle East.

Rahul joins Radisson RED Dubai from their sister property the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek. With only 6 years experience in hospitality she's on a very swift climb to the top. Rahul took her first hotelier steps as an engineering admin at the Radisson Blu and is passionate about effective maintenance programs – she has been overseeing most engineering aspects and increasing efficiency throughout the hotel since joining. 

She may be a relative newbie to the hotel business but she's already an award winner – in 2021 Rahul was the Engineering Person of the Year at the Hozpitality MEA Excellence Awards.

The appointment of Rahul takes the balance of RED Dubai leadership to a 60-40 female/male split.

Stuart Birkwood, Curator aka General Manager at Radisson RED Dubai Silicon Oasis, said 'We're excited to bring Neeraja on board with us here at RED. Her technical knowledge and fresh approach will further enhance our engineering team. Female leadership in the engineering discipline is far from common within hotels so we're delighted to have Neeraja and I'm very much looking forward to her bringing new creative ideas & solutions as part of our 2023 strategy. As a hotel we continue to be dedicated to our diversity, equality and inclusion'

In 2020 Rahul's dramatic rise thru the ranks saw her appointed as Assistant Maintenance Manager. Since then she has worked on numerous projects to digitalize the usually more mechanical engineering operational tasks in the hotel. Rahul successfully led the implementation of the HotelKit repairs tool which wholly changed the way the hotel executes daily maintenance + repairs requests and measurably improved the communication between hotel departments. She's also a flag bearer + champion for Responsible Business within Radisson.

Rahul is seen as one of the new pioneers and female rising stars within the Radisson Hotel Group as it strives for Balanced Leadership across its portfolio. In addition to her career ambitions, Rahul has succeeded in her personal life as a wife and as a young mom of an 8-month-old daughter. 

Jan Hanak, Managing Director RHG Arabian Peninsula & former GM Radisson Blu Hotel Deira Creek comments 'It's been great seeing Neeraja growing within our group from a member of the engineering team to Assistant Chief Engineer and now getting her well deserved first Chief Engineer position. I wish her continued success and further development within the Radisson Hotel Group'


Radisson RED is an (upper) upscale hotel brand that presents a playful twist on the conventional. The brand injects new life into hospitality through informal services where anything goes, a social scene that's waiting to be shared and stylish public spaces with standout design to inspire our guests. Radisson RED hotels are designed to fit the needs of our guests by giving them endless opportunities to tune in and out switching effortlessly between business and pleasure. Guests and professional business partners can enhance their experience with Radisson RED by participating in Radisson Rewards, a global loyalty program offering exceptional benefits and rewards.

Radisson RED is a part of the Radisson family of brands, which also includes Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson Individuals, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson, Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, and prizeotel brought together under one commercial umbrella brand Radisson Hotels.

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The Radisson family of brands can be found around the world in more than 120 countries, with currently over 1,700 hotels in operation and under development. Radisson Hotel Group operates the business in EMEA and APAC with over 1,000 hotels in operation and under development. The international hotel group is rapidly growing with a plan to double the portfolio by 2025. The Group's overarching brand promise is Every Moment Matters with a signature Yes I Can! service ethos.

The Radisson family of brands portfolio includes Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson RED, Radisson Individuals, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson, Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, and prizeotel brought together under one commercial umbrella brand Radisson Hotels. 

Radisson Rewards is Radisson Hotel Group's international rewards program that delivers unique and personalized ways to create memorable moments that matter to its guests. Radisson Rewards offers an exceptional experience for its guests, meeting planners, and travel agents in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

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The health and safety of guests and team members remain a top priority for Radisson Hotel Group. All properties across the Group's portfolio are subject to stringent health and safety requirements, as outlined in the Radisson Hotels Safety Protocol. The Safety Protocol is an integral part of Radisson Hotel Group's Safety and Security program ensuring we always care for our guests and team members.


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