Nairobi Kenya, 11 April 2019 – Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi is delighted to announce the appointment Mehdi Morad as General Manager and Country General Manager for Kenya.
Joining the team this month, Mehdi’s focus will be on strengthening the positioning of the hotel and driving operational performance and productivity. Additionally, as the Country Manager, Kenya for Accor, Mehdi will oversee the country operations for five properties including the Fairmont hotels, Mövenpick and ibis Styles brands as well as the opening of Pullman Nairobi later in the year.
With over 18 years of experience in the hospitality industry across Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Mehdi has held senior managerial positions with leading hotel companies including Hyatt Hotels, Radisson Hotel Group, and Emaar Hospitality Group. Mehdi has established a track record of delivering industry-leading innovation coupled with wide and varied experience across the hospitality industry which will be vital in driving the hotel’s growth and in delivering exceptional customer service standards.
He was first appointed General Manager in 2010 at the Park Inn by Radisson Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. Successive positions soon followed with the Radisson Hotel Group in Russia and Mauritius, with the latter as Cluster General Manager for two resort properties. Prior to joining Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi, Mehdi was General Manager of the Address Boulevard Hotel in Dubai, overseeing the brand’s flagship hotel in the UAE. Previously, Mehdi held senior positions in Operations, Revenue, and Sales & Marketing.
A Moroccan French national, Mehdi graduated from the University of Perpignan in France and holds a Master’s Degree in Tourism & Hospitality Administration and Communication.
Commenting on his new role, Mehdi Morad remarks: “It is a great honor to be part of Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi, a role I will enjoy as Mövenpick continues to grow and to deliver a unique style of hospitality to world-class standards across the continent”. “I look forward to delivering our we make moments business philosophy to our guests.” He added.