Central Hotels has appointed Shady Dawad as general manager of Canal Central Hotel in Business Bay, Dubai. 

An Egyptian national, Dawad began his career in 2004 at the Le Meridien, Abu Dhabi. Subsequently, after completing a number of pre-openings, he moved to Millennium & Copthorne Hotels and Resorts in 2008 as rooms division manager. He held several key positions within the front of house before working his way through to executive assistant manager at the Millennium Plaza Hotel, Dubai in 2017. He then went on to join Lavender Hotels, Dubai as hotel manager until mid-2018.

Ammar Kannan, group general manager of Central Hotels said, “We are delighted to welcome Shady as the General Manager of the luxurious Canal Central Hotel Business Bay. Shady has extensive management experience and wealth of knowledge, particularly in the GCC region, which covers all key areas in terms of operations. I am confident that he will successfully lead the team at this stunning hotel and orchestrate its strong market positioning with his proactive leadership and strategic approach”.

Upon joining Canal Central Hotel Business Bay, Shady commented, “I am thrilled to join Canal Central Hotel Business Bay, a distinctive 5-star Hotel overlooking the spectacular Burj Khalifa and Dubai Canal. The beautiful hotel offers exceptional facilities and unique experiences with the signature ‘Stay Fresh’ concept including atmospheric dining venues. I look forward to working with the team in positioning the hotel as a preferred destination for both local and international travelers.”

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