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IHG HOTELS & RESORTS APPOINTS GENERAL MANAGER


IHG Hotels & Resorts is proud to announce the appointment of veteran hotelier Sayed Tayoun as General Manager of Holiday Inn & Suites Dubai Science Park.
With greater than twenty years’ expertise in hospitality operations & business management within the area, Sayed has been main and provoking groups throughout totally different IHG manufacturers to excel in operational requirements & obtain rooms, F&B & different revenues streams at optimum profitability. A Graduate with BA in Hospitality Management from Notre Dame University in Lebanon, an achiever in on-line profession enhancement applications from Cornell University and Harvard Business School.
His exceptional profession in IHG started again in 2005 at InterContinental Doha, climbing up the ranks to develop into Director of Sales & Marketing in InterContinental Abu Dhabi in 2010, then main the business features for IHG Hotels in Abu Dhabi in 2012 and later with IHG Hotels at Dubai Festival City in 2016.
Most just lately, he was named the Cluster Hotel Manager of the InterContinental Hotels at Dubai Festival City, the place he led operations for the multi-branded advanced of over 1,598 rooms, 10,000 sq. meters of occasions house, and 11 award-winning F&B retailers; launched new F&B ideas within the enterprise; and initiated greater than 20 key initiatives to reinforce the visitor expertise and drive revenues.
In his new place as General Manager of Holiday Inn & Suites at Dubai Science Park, Sayed is pushed by his ardour for individuals and assist for the area people, in addition to his ambition to efficiently launch a pioneering inexperienced resort that helps accountable hospitality. Together together with his management staff, he’s pouring his appreciable energies in the direction of bringing IHG Hotels & Resorts’ “Journey to Sustainability” to life in Holiday Inn & Suites Dubai Science Park by way of quite a lot of channels akin to a no single-use plastic coverage, an in-house water bottling plant, and digital facilities to cut back the usage of paper in all of the visitor rooms, suites and residences.
Built contained in the resort, the water bottling plant, for instance, reduces the consumption of a minimum of 1,500 plastic bottles a day by producing glass bottled water as a substitute. The bottling plant has a 3,400-liter capability, producing 80 litters per hour of chilly nonetheless water, ambient nonetheless water, and glowing water.
“With journey bouncing again, it’s essential that individuals have choices for lodging that assist them scale back their carbon footprint. Many accommodations have already begun by limiting the usage of single-use plastics, and our resort specifically, has carried out the usage of eco-friendly merchandise from eco baggage, plantable seed pens, pencils & notebooks and biodegradable vainness kits as a substitute to conventional plastic toiletries, however we wish to go an excellent larger step additional with pioneering improvements like our water bottling plant. In this manner, we offer our signature hospitality and repair to our friends whereas being environmentally accountable,” Sayed shared.
“Our imaginative and prescient is for Holiday Inn & Suites Dubai Science Park is to develop into one of many metropolis’s most vibrant communal hubs. It is essential for our friends, each native and worldwide, to really feel a way of place and familiarity once they stick with us. Our purpose is to assist the area people by offering a spot the place individuals come collectively for enterprise, social or leisure. We additionally plan to supply distinctive experiences that encourage native exploration and assist native companies and sights,” Sayed provides.
Aside from championing accountable hospitality and supporting the group, Sayed can also be a agency advocate of variety and equality. A polyglot who can converse fluent Arabic, English and French, and together with his ardour for historical past and journey, Sayed believes that variety enriches the office and helps to ship true hospitality to friends of the resort.
To this finish, he has labored to champion variety and inclusivity within the office together with enhancing the resort’s Emiratization program; implementing a versatile schedule for working moms within the resort; and guaranteeing gender equality amongst the staff of Holiday Inn & Suites Dubai Science Park, with a various variety of nationalities, and continues to be opening its doorways for extra.
Holiday Inn & Suites will quickly be opening its doorways on the Dubai Science Park, a thriving group that fosters improvement within the medical, wellness, pharma, and expertise sectors whereas being ideally situated close to Dubai’s seashores, golf programs and malls.
The resort contains a glossy and brand-transforming public house design which can permit the friends to satisfy, loosen up and socialize, in addition to 324 guestrooms, suites and one-bedroom residences conceptualized to optimize visitor consolation. Integrating a contemporary method, all resort rooms, suites and residences embody options akin to a Digital TouchPad panel and a Bluetooth speaker with wi-fi charging. Upper-scale one-bedroom suites can even be outfitted with a built-in kitchenette, cookware and flatware, washer and dryer – services which are quintessential to long-staying friends.
The resort additionally contains seven ultra-modern collapsible occasions and convention house and an in depth higher mid-scale ballroom, all outfitted with trendy expertise, which may accommodate over 340 friends. For recreation, the resort may have a completely outfitted health centre, an outside pool and a sizeable exercise house.
When it involves meals and beverage choices, Holiday Inn & Suites at Dubai Science Park gives quite a lot of thrilling selections to swimsuit each style. The resort may have a glossy pool bar; Kitchen25, a restaurant serving worldwide delicacies; and Café Verde, a café that can characteristic good, communal working areas. This fulfils the resort’s model promise of offering an area to assist start-up corporations, entrepreneurs and “digital nomads” or remote-working professionals. The resort can even be dwelling to McGettigan’s – the well-known Irish pub, which is about to be the brand new hotspot within the neighbourhood for eating and drinks, with its unrivalled Irish hospitality and leisure and al fresco seating.  
All this with the consolation and companies they’ve come to know and love at Holiday Inn together with the model’s signature “Kids Stay and Eat Free” program. Complemented by memorable, heat and pleasant service, Holiday Inn & Suites Dubai Science Park would be the good vacation spot for each enterprise and leisure travellers, in addition to residents inside the group.
Look out for extra data as the Holiday Inn & Suites Dubai Science Park shapes up in Dubai Science Park: https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/accommodations/us/en/dubai/dxbda/hoteldetail



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