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New general managers at Radisson SAS in Istanbul and Sharm El Sheikh

Radisson SAS<.> Hotels & Resorts, which operates nine Middle East and African properties with five under development in…

Radisson SAS<.> Hotels & Resorts, which operates nine Middle East and African properties with five under development in Turkey, Egypt and Lebanon, has appointed Dane, Per Kyd Jacobsen as General Manager of Radisson SAS Conference & Airport Hotel, Istanbul.



Jacobsen, 57, replaces Morrocan Mohammed Benamar who moves to Egypt as General Manager of the company`s landmark Egyptian property, Radisson SAS Golden Resort, Sharm El Sheikh.



This dual move is part of our regionwide restructuring as our expansion plans in Egypt and Turkey are well under way, said Werner Kuendig, Senior Vice President, Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts, Middle East & Africa.



Jacobsen joins from the chain`s operations in Copenhagen where he was Director of Human Resources, Denmark. His hospitality industry career spans over 30 years since he first joined Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts in 1969.



Benamar, 54, joined Radisson SAS in 1989 as a member of the pre-opening team of the company`s flagship Norwegian hotel, Radisson SAS Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo. During his Turkish tenure, multi-lingual Benamar almost quadrupled the hotel`s gross operating profit from 11% in 1999 to 41% in 2001.



Other Middle East & Africa Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts are in Amman, Aqaba, Bahrain, Baku, Cape Town, Kuwait and Muscat. The chain has hotels under development in Al Quseir, Beirut, Hurghada, Istanbul, and Taba.

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