Al Ain Hotelier scoops two top awards

Congratulations to Mr Mohammed Soussan, Group General Manager for Ayla Hotels who has yet again made it onto the Hotelier Magazine 

Executive Power List 2022: The 50 most influential hoteliers in the Middle East

for the 9th year in a row. Holding his place against international chains and other major industry players, Mr Soussan certainly stands out in the crowd, and of course, has put the Ayla hotel group and the city of Al Ain into the hospitality spotlight.

Celebrating a double win, in 2022, Mr Soussan also took top honours in the hospitality.com most popular general managers for UAE award.

Competing against more than 100 other entries with over 37 000 votes, the award is a testament to his dedication to the industry and his unwavering commitment to his staff.


Mr Mohammed Soussan

Mohamed Soussan is an influential professional whose motivational and effective operational speeches make him a highly sought-after event speaker. His insight into every aspect of the industry and long-standing regional experience has led to the expansion of the Ayla chain both regionally and internationally.

Most recently, he successfully opened the brand’s fourth property, Ayla Ibri Hotel in Oman, as well as the Wanasa Restaurant and Café in Ayla Grand Hotel, (a 5-Star property in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates).

The coming months will see the start of the Ayla group’s international portfolio, where he will launch the brand’s first property in Djibouti.

All of the Ayla properties in Al Ain boast top-notch health club facilities, swimming pools and multiple F&B options.

The Ayla Grand (opposite Al Ain Mall) is also home to one of the top Moroccan Hammam’s in the region at the Al Naeem Spa.