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Karim Abdelhamid and Marieke Schellen Karim Abdelhamid and Marieke Schellen

New Appointments at IHG Dubai Festival City

InterContinental Hotels (IHG) at Dubai Festival City announced the latest appointment across the flagship hotels in the UAE within its senior leadership team.

Karim Abdelhamid has been appointed as hotels manager for InterContinental Dubai Festival City, InterContinental Residence Suites Dubai Festival City, Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City and Festival Arena, with a remit to further strengthen the hotel’s existing competitive advantages, establishing new operational and commercial synergies to positively impact financial performance across the properties consists of 1,088 keys and 10 food and beverage dining venues.

Marieke Schellen has been appointed as area director of human resources, InterContinental Hotels at Dubai Festival City joining the senior leadership team with a proven track record in a variety of dynamic environments and she will oversee Human Resources for the whole cluster of four hotels as well as the Festival Arena, including a team consists of 1,100 colleagues from over 63 nationalities.

Mathieu van Alphen, area general manager, IHG, said, ‘We are very delighted to welcome both Abdelhamid and Schellen to the leadership team, and along with their extensive experience in the hospitality industry, we are confident in achieving another grand chapter of success for our flagship IHG UAE hotels in Dubai Festival City.’