Millennium Hotels and Resorts, Middle East and Africa has made three new appointments in their commercial and operations team. The new recruits, Mustafa Ainen has been appointed as director of operations across Middle East markets, Nemanja Acimovic as director of operations, United Arab Emirates and Sathis Aravinda as director of revenue in the Middle East and Africa.
The group also commits to employ 4,000 staff by 2018.
Reporting to the chief operating officer Kevork Deldelian, Mustafa Ainen joins from Rotana Hotels, where he held the role of cluster general manager KSA for Centro Shaheen Jeddah and Centro Waha Riyadh. He brings with him 25 years of experience in hospitality in which he has worked for many international hotel chains such as IHG, Hilton and Rotana in the gulf region and United Kingdom. He will be responsible for managing all operations across the Middle East.
With over 25 years of experience in hospitality, Nemanja Acimovic has worked for many international hotel chains such as Starwood and Hilton in the gulf region and Australia. His journey with Millennium Hotels and Resorts started in 2016 when he joined Millennium Corniche Abu Dhabi as general manager and was then transferred to Millennium Plaza Dubai as general manager later. Acimovic will be responsible for the managing the operations of the group in the United Arab Emirates.
Joining as director of revenue for Middle East and Africa, Aravinda brings with him 12 years of experience working with international companies such as Movenpick, Meydan, Galadari and Rotana in the UAE and Sri Lanka. In his role, Aravinda will focus on revenue strategies, driving system contribution, driving revenue yield and optimisation for our hotels and brands.