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Crowne Plaza Dubai Promotes Georges Farhat to Hotel Manager

Dubai, October 2011
- Crowne Plaza Dubai is delighted to announce the promotion of Georges Farhat from Resident Manager to Hotel Manager.
Since joining as a management trainee in 1994, shortly after the hotel’s opening, Mr. Farhat has continuously risen up the ranks, demonstrating an appetite for knowledge and a talent for hospitality.
General Manager, James Young, appointed Farhat in his new role on 1 October 2011.  Young credits Farhat as playing “a major role by contributing to the development of Crowne Plaza Dubai through driving hotel revenue, Guest satisfaction and Employee engagement.”
Throughout his seventeen years with the property Farhat has always maintained strong relations within the local community including government officials, community organizations and IHG corporate offices, all of which allowed the hotel to thrive in its environment.  
Farhat is excited to take on the new challenges that accompany his new role, however will continue to develop his team members across all departments as he believes growth within the team is instrumental in delivering successful customer service.  
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The company pioneered the travel industry's first collaborative response to environmental issues as founder of the International Hotels and Environment Initiative (IHEI). The IHEI formed the foundations of the Tourism Partnership launched by the International Business Leaders Forum in 2004, of which IHG is still a member today. The environment and local communities remain at the heart of IHG's global corporate responsibility focus.

Crowne Plaza Dubai
Sheikh Zayed Road,
P.O. Box 23215, Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 4 331 1111
Fax: +971 4 331 5555

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