Published on : Monday, September 9, 2019
Maatouk joins Mondrian Doha from his previous posts as General Manager for hotels such as Sharq Village & Spa and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Qatar. With more than 20 years’ experience, and an astonishing record of success, Maatouk has demonstrated that he is an accomplished and knowledgeable leading figure in the hospitality industry regionally.
Celebrating this occasion, Chadi Farhat, Chief Operating Officer Middle East & Europe at sbe Group said: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Wael Maatouk as the General Manager of Mondrian Doha. Wael has decades of experience in the hospitality sector and we are confident that he will continue to ensure that Mondrian Doha is one of Qatar’s must visit destinations. On behalf of sbe, the leading international lifestyle hospitality company, we continuously look forward to the growth of our community and adding valuable experiences towards our operations. We are pleased to have him as part of our team and look forward to having his expertise create a positive impact on our guests’ experience.”
Commenting on his appointment, Wael Maatouk, General Manager at Mondrian Doha, said: “I am honoured to have the opportunity to continue leading Mondrian Doha on its path to providing locals and travellers with the ultimate ‘One Thousand- and One-Nights’ experience, an ancient story of fables where the limits of escapism is only in the imagination. My experience has equipped me with a holistic approach towards providing a renowned lifestyle experience to hotel guests. I am excited to join the sbe family and manage its first hotel in the Middle East. With sbe holding a pioneering position in the lifestyle hospitality realm, I will ensure that our service continues to be at the highest level of international standards. I am dedicated to leading by example and bringing Mondrian Doha the latest innovation in hospitality.”
In his new role, Maatouk bring extensive experience in developing policy, strategic implementation, and the coordination of staff in all departments to guarantee a harmonious working system while adhering strictly to regulatory requirements. He has an impeccable focus on quality and ensuring the best guest experience. In his most recent appointment, Maatouk managed an important transition of rebranding and re-positioning a hotel to become the first LXR hotel in the world for the new Luxury Collection under the Hilton Corporation.
A Canadian national with Lebanese roots, Maatouk is fluent in French, English and Arabic. He began his early career as a food and beverage professional in the hospitality industry in Beirut and moved to Montreal where he pursued his higher education. He holds a Master of Business Administration in Leadership and Management, a Bachelor of Arts in Hotel and Restaurant Management, and a Diploma in Hotel Management and Culinary Art.
Located in the heart of the West Bay, the 270-room Mondrian Doha, is designed in collaboration with world-renowned Dutch designer Marcel Wanders, and Southwest Architecture. The property incorporates customised Marcel Wanders design features with influences from local patterns, ornate Arabic writing and historic souks.
Mondrian Doha features eight restaurants and bars, including CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Japanese Morimoto Doha by Masaharu. The hotel also boasts one of the largest ESPA spa and a variety of stylish and unique options for meetings and special events including a 2,000 square-meter ballroom that can hold up to 1,500 guests. Mondrian Doha operates under the sbe group, the leading international lifestyle hospitality company. At its core, sbe is an entertainment group dedicated to giving its guests a comprehensive hotel experience. sbe will manage and own 29 hotels and over 180 global world-renowned culinary, nightlife and entertainment venues by the end of 2019.