DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island appoints new commercial and sales directors.
Mahmoud Hegazy, originally from Egypt, joins the team from Hilton Doha and brings 19 years of experience in hospitality sales and marketing. Experienced in revenue, sales, marketing, finance and business development. While at Hilton Doha, he started as a director of sales, followed by business development manager and lastly commercial director.
He is a long-time Hilton member, starting as a sales executive in 2003. He has also worked as a cluster senior sales manager in Kuwait for the group and director of sales across Egypt.
Turkish-born Bahar Yildirim is already well-versed in the UAE luxury market. She joins the team from Marriott International where she oversaw several of the brand’s key properties. Prior to Marriott, Yildirim was with the Rixos brand which has seen strong growth in the market since launching in the last decade.
Managing sales strategies and activities, Yildirim will be responsible for capitalising on untapped markets and ensuring the hotel is always top of mind for an unforgettable experience.