Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach and Ramada Sharjah appointed Sarah Brooks as the new Cluster Director of Human Resources.
Brooks is familiar with the region and the hospitality sector having worked with ACCOR Middle East in Oman, Ibis & Novotel Hotel in Dubai, Baglioni Hotel, Park Plaza Hotel and Ibis Hotels Euston & Heathrow in UK. The experiences and skills gained during this time has set her in good stead over the course of her career and has strengthened her knowledge, understanding and capability to perform the function as Cluster Director of Human Resources.
Prior to taking on her new role, Brooks worked as an HR Manager at Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, where she managed the successful selection and recruitment of the pre-opening team. She was also an active member of the Abu Dhabi HR Managers Network.
Born in the UK, Brooks started her career holding a variety of Management and Operational positions within the Hospitality industry, covering a plethora of responsibilities and with many achievements during this time. During her three-year stint as HR & Training Manager at Ibis Hotels Euston and Heathrow, Brooks created an Induction programme that has been adopted throughout Ibis UK, showcasing the true potential of her talent and management skills.
Brooks is a member of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), an international professional body for HR and people development that has been setting the benchmark for excellence in people and organization development for more than 100 years.
Commenting on the appointment, Cluster General Manager Alper Can Bulcum said: “Sarah Brooks’ extensive experience in the development of a strategic human resources function will be invaluable to our properties. We are delighted to welcome Sarah Brooks and certain that she will be an outstanding addition to our senior leadership team.”
Within her new role, Brooks will be fully in-charge in all Human Resources requirements of both hotels & assists the Management in providing consultation from both an operational and strategic perspective, in addition to developing a culture that enables employees to perform in accordance to the hotel’s objectives and strategic goals.
Part of Wyndham Hotel Group, Ramada® is a global chain of more than 840 midscale and upper-midscale full-service hotels spanning 63 countries, and is one of the most recognized hotel brands in the world. Most hotels feature an on-site restaurant, lounge or complimentary continental breakfast, as well as meeting rooms, business services, fitness facilities and Wi-Fi. With the most airport locations globally, it’s a preferred choice of world travelers. Properties also offer travelers the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty program, which can be joined for free at www.wyndhamrewards.com. Each Ramada hotel is independently owned and operated, except for certain Ramada hotels outside of the U.S. which are managed by an affiliate. Ramada Worldwide Inc. is a subsidiary of Wyndham Hotel Group, LLC and parent company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN).
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels, encompassing nearly 8,000 hotels and approximately 683,300 rooms in 73 countries.