Rixos Hotels Appointed Sherif Kasseb general manager of Rixos Gulf Hotel Doha, Doha’s most iconic hotel. Sherif brings 25-year veteran of the hospitality industry as General Manager. Having amassed wide-ranging high-level hotel management experience across the Middle East as a goal-driven leader, Sherif was responsible for creating the Rixos Hotels Academy for developing future leaders. He has variously been called upon to organize Heads of State visits and handle significant major global Conferences and Summits.
Sherif has the passion, innovation and cross-cultural expertise needed to inspire and deliver the exceptional levels of service and customer satisfaction associated with Rixos brand, which will become synonymous with this upcoming iconic property,” said Cenk Unverdi, Regional General Manager, GCC Region.
Sherif welcomed his appointment: “I am delighted to take up the reins of the stunning new Rixos Gulf Hotel Doha and look forward to welcoming our guests to Doha’s first luxury lifestyle property to pioneer an all-inclusive all-exclusive concept. With my excellent team of professionals, our main focus will be to enhance and enrich our guests’ experience of the spectacular facilities on offer in our beachfront paradise.”
In terms of landmark accomplishments in his career, Sherif has overseen five hotel openings for top brands, been awarded The President Award in 2004, and been a certified Operations Innovation (OI) Green belt since 2005, one of the most demanding certifications in the corporate world and became the Regional Master Trainer for Starwood hotel’s CRM platform for the Middle East.
His pre-opening expertise will stand him in good stead at the Rixos Gulf Hotel Doha where as General Manager he will manage 600 staff to orchestrate the grand opening. The hotel now boasts a magnificent beach front with three pools, 13 private cabanas, a kids Club, an exclusive Sports Club and the Turkish-inspired Anjana Spa. The exceptional hotel accommodation includes an outstanding range of 378 luxury rooms and suites. Seven eateries and bars will cater to every taste and two ball rooms and further meeting rooms will meet every need to celebrate, convene and plan noteworthy events.
Sherif has a degree in Hotel Management from Helwan University, Cairo.
Rixos Gulf Hotel Doha, which is set to open in time for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar, is a key milestone for Doha as it is expected to be the first 5-star All-Inclusive hotel in Doha and reiterates the brand’s commitment to creating a new world of possibilities through an elevated 360° experience for guests.