Seasoned Hotel Manager Dhiraj Bagai will utilise nearly 20 years of hospitality experience to lead the recently launched Al Khoory Courtyard Hotel, where the focus will be on showcasing the quality accommodation, facilities, and amenities twinned with exceptional value, and the Urban Al Khoory Hotel where he will underscore the brand’s innovative, vibrant and modern credentials.
An Indian national, Bagai has vast experience in Dubai and across Asia. He has held numerous senior management positions, most recently as General Manager of La Verda Suites & Villa in Dubai Marina. Before that, he spent five years in Seminyak, Bali, where he was Hotel Manager for the five-star Double-Six Luxury Hotel. In his native India, Bagai held senior positions with a host of hotel operators, including Taj, Radisson, and Wyndham.
Arun Kumar, General Manager Hospitality Division, Al Khoory, said: “Dhiraj’s experience and in-depth knowledge of the hospitality scene in the UAE and India will be invaluable to Al Khoory as we look to strengthen our hospitality offering across the brand in what is an increasingly competitive marketplace.
“We look forward to working with Dhiraj as we consolidate our market position as a leader in leisure and business travel for visitors to the emirate and residents.”
As part of his remit, Bagai will be responsible for all hotel operations, from employee satisfaction and sales and revenue generation to exceeding guest expectations.
Speaking about his appointment, Bagai said: “The Al Khoory brand continues to grow in prominence within the UAE tourism hospitality market. I look forward to continuing this upward growth trajectory by upholding the hotel’s high standards by working closely with our suppliers and increasing occupancy through excellent guest experiences.”
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