Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has appointed seasoned hotel manager Mehdi Morad as country general manager for Kenya and general manager for Mövenpick Hotels & Residences Nairobi
In a press dispatch, the hotel group said Mehdi will be tasked with strengthening the positioning of the hotel and driving operational performance and productivity. As country manager, Mehdi will also oversee operations for five properties including the Fairmont hotels, Mövenpick and ibis Styles brands as well as the opening of Pullman Nairobi later in this year.
Prior to joining Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi, Mehdi was General Manager of the Address Boulevard Hotel in Dubai, overseeing the brand’s flagship hotel in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Previously, Mehdi held senior positions in Operations, Revenue, and Sales & Marketing.
Mehdi boasts 18 years of experience in the hospitality industry across Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa.
He has held senior managerial positions with leading hotel companies including Hyatt Hotels, Radisson Hotel Group, and Emaar Hospitality Group.
He was first appointed General Manager in 2010 at the Park Inn by Radisson, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. Successive positions soon followed with the Radisson Hotel Group in Russia and Mauritius, with the latter as cluster general manager for two resort properties.
Commenting on his new role, Mehdi said, “It is a great honor to be part of Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi, its a role I will enjoy. I look forward to delivering for our guests.”
A Moroccan French national, Mehdi graduated from the University of Perpignan in France and holds a Master’s Degree in Tourism & Hospitality Administration and Communication.