Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai has appointed Ian Rydin as its new general manager.
Rydin, who has more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, will “oversee the overall operations and strategic direction of the 396-room, five-star property including its eight dining outlets”.
The Swedish national has previously worked as the general manager and district director of four hotels in Nairobi and Kigali, Kenya in addition to holding key posts within the Radisson Hotel Group.
Rydin has worked in different parts of the world including Africa, Europe, and the Middle East where he was the pre-opening general manager for Radisson Blu Hotel in Downtown, Dubai in 2010.
He holds a diploma in International Hospitality Management from Gothenburg International Hospitality College in Sweden, a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management from Oxford Brookes University in Oxford, UK and completed a General Manager Programme from Cranfield University, UK.