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Fairmont appoints Kosta Kourotsidis as cluster general manager of its three UAE properties

Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, the global luxury hotel group, has announced the appointment of Kosta Kourotsidis as Cluster General Manager of the brand’s three UAE properties – Dubai, Ajman and Fujairah. Previously General Manager of Fairmont Ajman, Kourotsidis’ new role will see him further elevate the group’s presence in the region, spearheading the operations, performance and strategic direction for all three hotels.

A seasoned hotelier with more than 25 years’ experience across Germany, Ireland and the Middle East, his past roles include General Manager of The Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel, Residence & Spa in Bahrain, where he successfully managed a 12-month refurbishment of 246 rooms and 121 serviced apartments during his tenure.

Prior to his current position, Kourotsidis was General Manager of Fairmont Ajman, known for its beachfront location along the shores of the Arabian Gulf. Joining the hotel in October 2018, he was instrumental in revitalising the property’s F&B offerings, maintaining occupancy rates during 2020, while adhering to the highest safety measures, and guiding the hotel towards several milestones. These notable achievements included being the first Ajman hotel to reopen in line with government guidelines following lockdowns as well as becoming the first hotel in the Emirate to fully vaccinate all eligible (97%) colleagues.

Reflecting on his new role, Kourotsidis says: “I’m thrilled to have been given the opportunity to lead the dedicated and hardworking teams within these three iconic properties. From the moment guests set foot in our hotels, they embark on an unforgettable luxury experience made possible by our exceptional teams who display passion and professionalism in everything that they do. This is something I greatly enjoyed being a part of in Ajman and look forward to experiencing in both Dubai and Fujairah.”

With a total of 827 keys across Dubai, Ajman and Fujairah, as well as Fairmont Dubai’s offices and residences, Kourotsidis will be responsible for leading commercial strategies and further shaping the group’s properties as prime staycation destinations in the UAE.

As Fairmont Dubai continues to undergo an extensive refurbishment of its rooms and suites, Kourotsidis and his expertise will be essential in repositioning the iconic Sheikh Zayed Road property and its refreshed offerings.

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