Central Hotels has appointed Mohamed Hassan Youssef as the general manager for the Royal Central Hotel The Palm.
Youssef has more than 20 years’ experience in the industry, including nine years in the UAE working with a number of brands within the region.
An Egyptian national, he began his career with a number of brands, which included Sonesta Hotel & Nile Cruises, Swissotel Sharm El Sheikh, and Concorde Hotels & Resorts for many years in front-of-house.
Youssef came to the UAE in 2009 to take the position of front office manager at the Iberotel Miramar Al Aqah Fujairah.
In 2014 he took the position of rooms division manager at Gloria Hotels where he quickly progressed to director of rooms. In 2016 he took the role of director of operations for the new Telal Resort, Al Ain by Muruoj Gloria.
Prior to joining Royal Central Hotel The Palm, he was hotel resident manager at the Western Hotel in Abu Dhabi.