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Aldar's hospitality unit names GM for Yas Plaza Hotels

September 23, 2020
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Leading UAE developer Aldar Properties said its hospitality and leisure arm has appointed Saurabh Bakshi as the new area general manager for Yas Plaza Hotels.

In his new role, he will oversee the strategic operations of the Aldar’s clustered portfolio at Yas Plaza on Yas Island.

Prior to this, Saurabh was the general manager of operations at the world’s largest Sheraton property with 4,001 rooms and the 400-room St. Regis in Macao.

Before that, he served as general manager for the Sheraton Grand Bangalore at Brigade Gateway, which received a number of prestigious accolades and was touted as one of the best hotels in the city.

Lauding the appointment, Jassem Busaibe, Chief Investment Officer at Aldar Properties, said: 'We are delighted to have Bakshi joining our team as we continue to enhance our leisure and hospitality offerings on Yas Island.'

'With over 20 years of experience working with the biggest players in the hospitality industry, Bakshi’s career path and in-depth knowledge of high-end brands makes him a perfect fit to this role and a valuable addition to the expertise managing our clustered portfolio. We look forward to working with him on this exciting offer,' he stated.

Located on the iconic Yas Island, the six Yas Plaza hotels include the Radisson Blu; Crowne Plaza; Yas Rotana; Yas Park Inn; Yas Centro; and Yas Staybridge Suites.

On his new role, Bakshi said: 'Yas Plaza Hotels are one of Abu Dhabi’s leading hotel destinations, and I am very excited to be part of the vibrant team overseeing their operations and guest experience.'

'This unique portfolio on Yas Island has a long-standing reputation for service excellence, and I look forward to working with my team to bring new dimensions of unforgettable, personalised experiences to all our guests and visitors,' he added.

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