Al Ain Hotelier ranks 33 on most powerful list

Hotelier Middle East launches The Power 50 2020

The 50 most influential names in the region’s Hotel industry have been  revealed

Each year, Hotelier Middle East launches The Power 50 – a rundown of the 50 most influential people in the MENA region.

So, what is it based on? Successes over the past 12 months, the response to COVID-19 both on an operational and human level and how much actual influence on the business, and industry as a whole, the person a has had.

Mohamed Soussan is the group general manager, Ayla Hotels & Resorts, comprising Ayla Civic Hotel, Ayla Badwadi Hotel and Ayla Grand Hotel, all located in Al Ain, UAE.

In the past 12 months, all three Ayla Hotels managed to provide continuous service to clients, with the Ayla Civic notably being the only hotel in Al Ain to offer complimentary stays and meals to the nearby medical team.

By the year end, Soussan plans to open the Ayla Ibri Hotel in Oman, falling under the three-star category and adding 75 keys to the portfolio.

The cluster GM said: “No doubt, we are facing challenges, but every challenge forces us to apply a new strategy and to come up with a solution.”

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