Dubai – MENA Herald:

 Meliá Hotels International is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. François Kassab as Managing Director for the Middle East and Africa.

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management and Marketing from Lycee Hôtelier De Saint–Quentin En Yvelines and a master’s degree in Hospitality Management from ESSEC Business School in France, Mr. Kassab started his thriving career through a wide range of industries and across different continents before relocating to the Middle East region and joining InterContinental Hotels Group in 2006.

Mr. Kassab then successfully took on the role of Chief Operating Officer of the Middle East and Africa for Millennium Hotels and Resorts, where he headed the evolvement of the group’s commercial and operational strategy.

Now at Meliá Hotels International, Mr. Kassab brings over 20 years of leadership experience and is tasked with driving the regional positioning in line with the company’s overall expansion plan.   

“I’m delighted to be working with Meliá Hotels International in such key regions and I look forward to the groundbreaking expansion plans we have in the pipeline, such as ME Dubai, INNSIDE Doha and Gran Meliá Huravee Maldives,” says Mr. Kassab.