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Karim Abdelhamid

Sofitel Al Hamra Beach Resort names new General Manager

RAS AL KHAIMAH, April 15, 2024

Sofitel Al Hamra Beach Resort in Ras Al Khaimah has welcomed a Sofitel veteran as the new General Manager to oversee its luxury beach resort – Sofitel Al Hamra Beach Resort that is a part of La Maison-Sofitel Legend, Sofitel, MGallery & Emblems.

Karim Abdelhamid has over 25 years of rich experience in managing luxury and lifestyle properties globally.

During his last assignment as Vice President of Hotel Operations at The First Group in Dubai, Karim had demonstrated exceptional leadership in driving operational success across the group’s diverse hotel portfolios, a statement said.

His remarkable skills from executing profitability strategies along with a strong track record of building and sustaining high-performing teams have led to the overall success of the group’s properties, it added.

Abdelhamid’s strength also lies in food and beverage operations, having, previously held positions overseeing Michelin-star venues and executing banquets held in large convention centres in the United States and the United Arab Emirates.

Throughout his career, Abdelhamid has lent his expertise to renowned luxury and lifestyle hotels worldwide. His professional journey includes notable stints at iconic establishments such as The Plaza Hotel – A Fairmont Property, The Knickerbocker Hotel, and The Ritz Carlton Central Park in New York, as well as the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract in Egypt.

His extensive experience also spans across luxury properties in Dubai, Philadelphia, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Qatar as well as fostering operational excellence during his tenure at Intercontinental Festival City, a recognized flagship property in Dubai.

Abdelhamid has also been instrumental in developing nine ultra-luxury hotels, including prestigious brands like Mandarin Oriental, Park Hyatt, and Capella. His unwavering commitment to guest satisfaction has consistently driven improvements year on year, ensuring the continued success and positioning of his properties.

Abdelhamid said: “I am very honoured to return to the Sofitel brand and begin this new chapter as Sofitel marks their 60th Diamond Anniversary.

“Having previously worked with Sofitel Legend Old Cataract and Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square, I am thrilled to be leading an exceptional team of talents at Sofitel Al Hamra, setting new benchmarks in terms of bespoke experiences and extending the French luxury lifestyle and elegance alongside the Arabian spirit.” – TradeArabia News Service




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