Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates Promotes Slim Zaiane to General Manager
Dubai, UAE. 6 February 2017 – Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates has promoted Slim Zaiane to General Manager.
With 15 years of experience in luxury hospitality in Europe, working with international chains including Hilton and Sofitel, Mr Zaiane was previously Hotel Manager at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, having first joined the property in this role in 2014.
The new position marks Mr Zaiane’s first appointment as General Manager, a milestone moment for this young, talented hotelier.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr Zaiane said: “I’m delighted to embark on my first General Manager position at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, a hotel I have helped lead throughout its $100 million renovation over the past two years.
“I’m excited to support the excellent team at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates as we focus on offering the exemplary, personalised service for which Kempinski is renowned.
“This, coupled with our positioning as a luxury, lifestyle and entertainment destination for all the family, will ensure the continuous and ongoing success of Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates.”
Mr Zaiane began his career as the Front Office Manager at Red Carnations Hotels in London, before moving to Hilton London Heathrow to take up the position of Director of Front Office for the hotel. Since then, his career has spanned several key European cities, including Geneva in Switzerland.
In 2007, Mr Zaiane completed the Hilton Shine ‘4D’ programme, which is the company’s top talent development progamme. He stayed in the Hilton family until 2013, working as the Rooms Division Director Revenue Manager at Hilton Newcastle Gateshead and then as Director of F&B at Hilton London Metropole.
In February 2013, Mr Zaiane moved to Dubai to work at Al Bustan Rotana Dubai as the property’s Executive Manager, reporting to the Area General Manager.
Originally from the UK, Mr Zaiane graduated with a BA honours degree in Hotel Management from Glion Hotel School in Switzerland and completed his Masters at Oxford Brookes University. He is fluent in Arabic, English and French, passionate about travel and is an avid sportsman.