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Manoj Kanwal Appointed General Manager of the
Danat Resort Jebel Dhanna on the
West Coast of Abu Dhabi


Abu Dhabi, October 2004:  The National Corporation for Tourism & Hotels has announced that Manoj Kanwal has been appointed as general manager of the Danat Resort Jebel Dhanna, heading the team overseeing the launch this autumn of the first five-star resort on the west coast of Abu Dhabi.
Formerly general manager at NCT&H’s Mafraq Hotel, Kanwal has been with the corporation for six years, prior to which he spent several years with the Rotana group in the UAE, involved in various departments including food and beverage and marketing.

Indian born, with a diploma from the Institute of Hotel Management in Delhi, Kanwal also gained an MBA from Bradford University in the UK, as well as completing the General Manager’s Program at the Hotel School at Cornell University.

Manoj Kanwal
After training at the Hyatt Regency in Delhi, his first posting was at the Maurya Sheraton in the Indian capital.

Kanwal is keen to establish the Danat Resort Jebel Dhanna as one of the UAE’s leading resorts, and confident that it will meet all expectations and more.

“Response from the European travel trade has been excellent and we already have confirmed allocations from several tour operators for this winter,” he said.

“However, we also expect to achieve a high level of local business – we are far enough away that people coming to Jebel Dhanna for the weekend or short break can experience something completely different and go home feeling totally relaxed.”

With 109 rooms and suites, the Danat Resort Jebel Dhanna offers exceptional resort facilities including a 800 metres private beach, a full range of beach and water sports, two floodlit tennis courts, a par-36 nine hole sand golf course and driving range, children’s club, extensive banqueting and meeting rooms facilities, the Body and Soul Health Club, Pan-Arabian and bistro restaurants and a C-View café, and six waterfront villas.

The National Corporation for Tourism & Hotels (NCT&H) was formed in 1996 in response to the need to develop both tourism and commerce in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), especially Abu Dhabi. The Corporation was formed as a semi-government organisation. NCT&H’s primary objective is to promote Abu Dhabi as an international destination, supervise and manage hotels and provide transportation and catering services.

Kirstie Hepburn
tel +971 4 3915390
Also See: National Corporation for Tourism & Hotels Set to Open the 109-room Danat Resort Jebel Dhanna on UAE’s West Coast / August 2004
The National Corporation for Tourism & Hotels in Abu Dhabi Opening the Emirate’s First Boutique Resort, The Al Raha Beach Hotel / May 2004

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