Yas Marina has appointed Billy Cañellas Vears as the new general manager. Vears brings more than 13 years of hospitality, marina and real estate experience to his new role. Besides his hospitality career, Vears has served as professional sailor for the Spanish Olympic Team.
Before his new appointment, Vears managed his start up business which he started in 2005, operating what become the largest online berth and charter booking platform worldwide.
As MD, Cañellas oversaw a prominent international Superyacht Show and held a senior positions at international marina and retail developments, alongside a number of other accomplishments, a statement said.
Commenting on his appointment, Vears said: “Recent numbers from World Tourism Organisation (WTO) has showcased UAE to be one of the 10 fastest growing tourist destinations, and the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism confirms a growth of 5% of hotel guests during the first half of 2018. These increased figures prove that this city continues to attract travellers through tourist sights, art and cultural fairs, festivals and events.”
In line with the appointment, Yas Marina also revealed plans on expanding its culinary portfolio in the near future.