Centara Hotels & Resorts is excited to introduce Mr. Shadi Refai as General Manager of the Centara Muscat Hotel in Oman, which will be opening in Q1 2016.
Refai is an Italian national with 16 years of experience in the hotel industry. His hospitality experience encompasses many recognizable brands such as The Ritz-Carlton Boston Common, USA, The Ritz-Carlton Doha, Qatar, Four Seasons Resort Nevis, West Indies, Four Seasons Hotel Beirut, Lebanon, and Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, Thailand. Before joining Centara, he was the Executive Assistant Manager at Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa, Philippines.
“Having an extensive background in the hospitality industry with leading brands, in many key markets, Shadi provides an international perspective that will help Centara to develop a strong presence in the Middle East,” said Chris Bailey, Chief Operating Officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts. With the expansion in the Middle East, Centara believes that the Centara Muscat Hotel is a vital part of the overall growth strategy.