Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 March 2022:Occidental Sharjah Grand Hotel is pleased to announce the appointment of its new General Manager, Asier Baquero, who will oversee all operations at the iconic hotel destination located on the coast of Sharjah, overlooking the Arabian Gulf.
Baquero began his career over 22 years ago in his native home of Spain. A seasoned professional in hospitality operations, Baquero has served as General Manager and Deputy Manager across several resorts and city-based hotels under various international chains in the United Kingdom, Spain, Guatemala, Cuba, and Mexico. He has an extensive record of managing various properties throughout his career, with substantial experience in leading teams through pre-launches, openings, and rebranding.
Baquero is no stranger to the Barcel Hotel Group, having previously worked with the Group in the early 2000s. He re-joined the brand in 2016 as General Manager at Barcel Lanzarote and then moved on to lead the Occidental Menorca team before settling into his new role at Occidental Sharjah Grand.
Baquero comments on his appointment, I am incredibly excited to be once again working with Barcel Hotel Group and to be a part of the passionate team at Occidental Sharjah Grand Hotel. Being in such proximity to outstanding historical buildings and engaging museums, I am looking forward to further highlighting the beauty of Sharjah and its Arabic heritage through our property. With my fantastic team, we will continue to focus on providing a unique experience that centers around relaxation and comfort, which is the very essence of the Occidental brand, while also placing our sustainability initiatives at the forefront of everything we do.
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About Barcel Hotel Group
Barcel Hotel Group is the hotel division of the Barcel Group, which is the 29th largest hotel chain in the world. It currently operates more than 270 leisure and city hotels with 4 and 5 stars, and over60,000 rooms in 24 countries worldwide, all marketed under four brands: Royal Hideaway Luxury Hotels Resorts, Barcel Hotels Resorts, Occidental Hotels Resorts, and Allegro Hotels.
In May 2021, Barcel Hotel GroupsUAE portfolioreceivedprestigiousrecognitionat the TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Awards 2021with Barcel Residences Dubai Marina, Occidental Dubai Production City, and DukesThePalm, a Royal Hideaway Hotel being recognizedin the top 10% of hotels worldwide.
Barcel Hotel Group achievedthe Worlds Leading Hotel Management Company award at the World Travel Awards 2021.