Friday 19 April 2024

Andre Borg

Hilton Salwa Beach Resort & Villas in Qatar names new GM

DOHA, March 20, 2024

Hilton Salwa Beach Resort & Villas has appointed a new General Manager for the iconic resort, which opened in February 2021, and is owned by Katara Hospitality.

Andre Borg will lead the team in all aspects of hotel operations, from marketing and hotel administration to guest services and satisfaction, for the expansive 361-key resort, which includes a mix of guest rooms and suites, apartments, townhouses and private beach front villas, 15 dining venues including seven signature restaurants, luxury spa, sports academy, water and adventure park, and over 12,900 square feet of flexible meeting space.

A seasoned hospitality professional, Borg brings over 25 years of international hotel experience, including 16 years with Hilton, having joined the Hilton family in 2008 as Cluster Food and Beverage Manager at Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort, contributing to the establishment of a thriving tourist destination.

He served as Director of Operations at Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest, managing the refurbishment and re-positioning of Food & Beverage services.

Borg also served as Hotel Manager at the iconic Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus, before assuming his first General Manager role at Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort and Spa.

He became Area General Manager for Hilton in the Seychelles. During his tenure, Hilton expanded its footprint from three properties to six, including notable additions like Mango House Seychelles, LXR Hotels & Resorts, and the newly opened Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island, and Canopy by Hilton Seychelles.

One of Borg’s achievements is the establishment of the Fitir Academy in Seychelles, aimed at equipping young Seychellois with essential hospitality skills through structured learning programmes, enhancing their employability and career prospects, in line with Hilton’s overall service culture and giving back philosophy.

"We are delighted to welcome Andre to Hilton Salwa Beach Resort & Villas, a resort which is particularly close to my heart," said Etienne-Charles Gailliez, Hilton’s Country General Manager for Qatar.

"With his proven leadership skills and dedication to service excellence, we are confident that Andre will play a pivotal role in ushering the resort into a new era, further enhancing the guest experience and solidifying its position as a premier destination in the region."

Borg said: "I am honoured to have the opportunity to lead such an iconic property and work with a talented team dedicated to delivering unforgettable experiences for our guests. I look forward to building on the resort's legacy of excellence and creating memorable moments for our guests."

 Hilton Salwa Beach Resort & Villas is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 18 world-class brands.

Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard WiFi.

Members also have access to contactless technology exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check in, choose their room and access their room using Digital Key. – TradeArabia News Service



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