Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts announces the promotion of Ahmed Issa from resident manager of Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi to general manager of Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi.
Ahmed has worked in the hospitality industry for more than 30 years, 14 of which have been spent with the Shangri-La group. His extensive experience in food and beverage operations within five-star luxury hotels led him to being a part of the pre-opening team at Shangri‑La Hotel, Dubai and Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi.
Ahmed has also gone through 13 months of Shangri-La International Management’s Corporate Executive Training at four of its properties – Hong Kong, Jakarta, Muscat and Abu Dhabi.
Under his leadership, the team garnered multiple hospitality awards, including “Best in Class Restaurant” for Sofra, Bord Eau, Shang Palace and Hoi An, by the region’s leading lifestyle publications including Time Out Abu Dhabi, What’s On Abu Dhabi, and BBC Good Food Middle East.
“I am excited to take up the role as general manager at Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi. I see this as a great opportunity for me to lead a fantastic team in achieving our goals in a dynamic market while also promoting Abu Dhabi and the wider Emirates as an attractive destination for all,” Ahmed said about his appointment.
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La International Hotel Management Limited, one of the world’s premier hotel management companies, currently operates over 95 hotels in 22 countries and 73 destinations under the Shangri-La, Kerry, Hotel Jen and Traders brands. Prominently positioned in Asia, the group has established its brand hallmark of “hospitality from the heart” over four decades in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, North America and the Indian Ocean. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka.
Traders Hotels are located in Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Changzhou, and Kuala Lumpur. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, Cambodia, India, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar and Sri Lanka.