Dubai, UAE; March 28, 2019: Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure business of Emaar Properties PJSC, has appointed seasoned strategic and result-driven leader, Nicolas Chammaa, as the General Manager of Vida Downtown.

Overseeing all aspects of the hotel, Nicolas will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and in driving the hotel’s strategic growth. He has almost two decades of experience in the hotel business, including at well-known properties in Bahrain, Oman, UAE, and the Philippines. Nicolas graduated from Notre Dame University with a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management and Tourism.

Olivier Harnisch, CEO of Emaar Hospitality Group, said: “Nicolas’s appointment aims at further strengthening the growth of Vida Downtown. With rich knowledge gained from some of the finest hotels in the world, his industry insights and passion will ensure that the hotel delivers the highest standards of guest service.”

Nicolas Chammaa said: “Vida Downtown has been consistently ranked as one of the best in terms of guest satisfaction in the region. We will continue to build on its success while bringing creative and value-added offerings to this upscale lifestyle hotel that has defined a niche for itself in the hotel industry of Dubai.”

The flagship property under the Vida Hotels and Resorts brand, Vida Downtown offers a retreat-like ambience in the heart of Downtown Dubai. With 156 rooms on 6 floors designed for comfortable elegance, with state-of-the-art technology and amenities, open-air swimming pool and numerous restaurants and lounges. The hotel creates a stimulating environment for the younger generation who demand all the frills of modern luxury travel but none of the fuss.