Dubai, UAE; December 11, 2017: Emaar Hospitality Group has appointed Eliza Artiaga as General Manager of Vida Downtown, the upscale lifestyle hotel in Downtown Dubai under Vida Hotels and Resorts.

With 17 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Eliza is responsible for implementing creative strategies that align with Vida Downtown’s brand image, and ensuring the guests continue to receive unrivalled service. She will also drive the business strategy for the hotel and manage the overall operations.

Olivier Harnisch, Chief Executive Officer of Emaar Hospitality Group, said: “Vida Downtown is a flagship property under our Vida Hotels and Resorts, the upscale lifestyle hotel brand for the new generation of travellers and entrepreneurs. With its central location in Downtown Dubai, the hotel serves as a social hub for the tech-savvy. Eliza brings a wealth of experience that will help take the property to the next level of growth and make it a preferred destination for trend-setters.”

Eliza Artiaga said: “Vida Downtown celebrates the brand values of Vida Hotels and Resorts, with a focus on embracing warmth, simplicity and creativity in design-led spaces. A lively and vibrant hub where inspiring minds can create, connect and come alive, the property welcomes the new generation of travellers, and we will continue to strengthen its appeal to our guests through our world-class service and amenities.”

Originally from Brazil, Eliza holds a degree in Hospitality Management and Psychology, from Florida International University in Miami, USA.

Vida Downtown has 156 rooms on six floors designed for comfortable elegance, with state-of-the-art technology and amenities, open air swimming pool and numerous restaurants and lounges including the award-winning La Serre Bistro & Boulangerie.