Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel appoints new Public Relations Manager
16.04.2012: Yasmine Hidalgo, PR Manager Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel
Perfect pairing for Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel as communications expert
Yasmine Hidalgo, PR Manager Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel
Perfect pairing for Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel as communications expert Yasmine Hidalgo brings global outlook and international experience to travel-themed property
The Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel, managed by Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, has appointed Yasmine Hidalgo as its Public Relations Manager, with responsibility for managing the communications strategy of the 396-room business and leisure property.
Originally from The Philippines, Hidalgo brings more than a decade of international public relations and marketing experience to the role with professional exposure across a number of industry sectors, including media channels and FMCG brands.
With an MA in Communications and Journalism from Madrid’s Universidad de Complutense, she is fluent in English and Spanish and has lived and worked in nine countries including Germany, Japan and the UAE, and for a number of luxury hotel groups including Crowne Plaza, Shangri-La, Sofitel, Westin and Marriott.
“Yasmine joins us with an excellent track record in the communications field and an international outlook that fits perfectly with the positioning of The Gate,” said Philippe Bonnot, General Manager.
Her experience in managing rebranding projects, leveraging partner network opportunities, commercial insight and own journalistic experience as a regular contributor to the national newspaper, the Philippine Daily Inquirer have given her a unique 360-degree perspective on the industry, and makes her the ideal person to share the next chapter of the Ibn Battuta Gate story.
As the global hospitality industry continues to ponder the pace of business, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, in partnership with real estate developer, Seven Tides, opens more than 1,200 rooms over four properties in Dubai, UAE.
The 396-room Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel, is cleverly inspired by the journeys of the 14th century Arabian explorer, Ibn Battuta himself. The hotel is located in ‘New Dubai’ opened its doors to business and leisure travellers in October 2010.
The 216-room Mövenpick Hotel Deira opened in January 2011. Situated in the commercial hub of Diera, close to the Dubai Creek and Dubai Airport, the hotel is perfectly situated for business visitors and short stay leisure guests as well as weekend shoppers and small meeting groups.
During winter 2011, the Asian-inspired Royal Amwaj Resort & Spa on Palm Jumeirah will be ready to open. The 293-room resort will be shortly be announcing some ‘industry firsts’, including an upscale all-inclusive package available through preferred travel partners.
2012 will also witness the opening of the contemporary Oceana Hotel & Spa. Seven Tides’ second property located on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah will open 324 rooms at the Oceana Beach Club, which has already opened a popular restaurant-bar venue, West 14th, the New-York Grill and Bar. Both the club and the restaurant opened for business during the summer of 2010 and like the hotel are set to deliver great family entertainment.
About Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts:
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with over 16’000 staff members, is represented in 24 countries with 70 hotels and resorts currently in operation. A further 36 properties are planned or already under construction, including this year’s openings in Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh and Abu Soma (Egypt), Ankara (Turkey), Chiang Mai and Koh Samui (Thailand), Palawan (Philippines) and Dubai (UAE).
Focusing on expansion in its core markets of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts specialises in business and conference hotels, as well as holiday resorts, all reflecting a sense of place and respect for their local communities. Of Swiss heritage and headquartered in Zurich, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is passionate about delivering premium service, culinary enjoyment and sustainable environments – all with a personal touch.
The hotel company is owned by the Mövenpick Holding (66.7%) and the Kingdom Group (33.3%). For more information please visit www.moevenpick-hotels.com.
Meanwhile, established in Dubai in 2004, Seven Tides is an international-oriented holding company currently focusing on hospitality and real estate sectors
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