Published on : Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure business of Emaar Properties PJSC, has appointed UAE National Sharihan Al Mashary as the general manager of Manzil Downtown.
To quote Olivier Harnisch, CEO of Emaar Hospitality Group, “We are delighted to appoint our first female Emirati general manager at Manzil Downtown, especially as the hotel focuses on highlighting the Arabian ethos and the Emirati heritage. With several years of experience in the hospitality industry, Sharihan will bring exceptional insights, as an Emirati, to drive the day-to-day operations of the hotel, which is popular among Arab guests. We are focused on building Emirati talent in the hospitality sector, and Sharihan will serve as an inspiration for young Emiratis to pursue rewarding careers in the industry.”
Al Mashary brings with him a strong knowledge and understanding of the hospitality and tourism sector, especially in strategic business development and in driving corporate social responsibility initiatives. She is armed with a ten-year career in the industry, and is focused on building the skills of youth for the industry.
Al Mashary said: “It is my honour to be appointed to this key position at the exceptionally designed Arabesque Manzil Downtown. More Emiratis are today entering the hospitality and tourism sectors, and Emaar Hospitality Group, as a homegrown brand, has been committed to building a talent pool of professionals in the UAE. In addition to focusing on bringing greater efficiencies at work and a commitment to service excellence, as hotel manager, I will also focus on building new talents and bringing a distinctive and stronger Emirati touch to Manzil Downtown.”
Al Mashary is pursuing an MBA in International Management with specialization in International Hospitality & Tourism and holds a B.Sc (Hons) in International Hospitality Management – both from the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management in Dubai.