Ilkin Imanov has been appointed Chair at Marriott Business Council Qatar

Article published at: Jun 12, 2024 Article tag: Middle East
Ilkin Imanov has been appointed Chair at Marriott Business Council Qatar
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The Westin Doha's GM Ilkin Imanov has been appointed as chair of Marriott Business Council Qatar.

His background covers various aspects of hotel management, including operations, sales & marketing, revenue management, new hotel openings, and owner relations. He holds an MBA in hospitality management from Euclea Business School/Imperial State University in France and Azerbaijan State Languages University.

His contributions to the industry have garnered him several awards, including the Highly Successful GM of Qatar at the GM International Award 2023 and the Excellence in Delivering Guest Experience from Marriott Hotels & Resorts in 2015.

The Marriott Business Council comprises general managers and associates from across all brands and business functions in specific markets or regions globally. These councils address common challenges collectively for a stronger impact—whether supporting the community throughout the year or after a disaster, hosting events, lobbying on issues affecting the hotel business, saving costs, generating revenue, or engaging associates in important causes.

The Business Council is known to uphold Marriott's culture, strengthen communities, advocate for Marriott's business interests, and lead cross-brand, market-driven initiatives. These groups hold quarterly meetings and engage in various events and activities throughout the year.

Prior to his tenure at The Westin Doha, Imanov was the general manager at Courtyard by Marriott St. Petersburg. He also worked at JW Marriott, Marriott, and Renaissance of Marriott brands in different countries. Previously he served as Marriott's rooms' operations advisory board member for Eastern Europe.