Dubai – IHG Hotels & Resorts is proud to announce the appointment of veteran hotelier Sayed Tayoun as General Manager of Holiday Inn & Suites Dubai Science Park.
With over twenty years of experience in hotel operations and commercial leadership in the region, Sayed has led and inspired teams across IHG’s various brands to excel in operational standards and achieve guest rooms, F&B and other revenue streams. with optimal profitability. Graduated with a BA in Hospitality Management from Notre Dame University in Lebanon, successful in online career enhancement programs from Cornell University and Harvard Business School.
His remarkable career with IHG began in 2005 at the InterContinental Doha, rising through the ranks to become Director of Sales and Marketing at the InterContinental Abu Dhabi in 2010, then heading commercial functions for IHG Hotels in Abu Dhabi in 2012 and later with IHG Hotels in Dubai Festival City in 2016.
Most recently, he was appointed Cluster Hotel Manager of InterContinental Hotels in Dubai Festival City, where he led operations at the multi-brand resort of over 1,598 rooms, 10,000 square meters of event space and 11 award-winning dining outlets; introduces new F&B concepts into the company; and launched more than 20 key projects to improve customer experience and generate revenue.
In his new role as General Manager of Holiday Inn & Suites at Dubai Science Park, Sayed is driven by his passion for people and support for the local community, as well as his ambition to successfully launch a pioneering green hotel that supports a responsible hospitality. Together with his management team, he devotes his considerable energies to bringing IHG Hotels & Resorts’ “Journey to Sustainability” to life at the Holiday Inn & Suites Dubai Science Park through various channels, such as a plastic-free policy single-use, an in-house water bottling plant and digital amenities to reduce paper usage in all rooms, suites and apartments.
Built inside the hotel, the water bottling plant, for example, reduces the consumption of at least 1,500 plastic bottles a day by producing glass bottled water instead . The bottling plant has a capacity of 3,400 liters, generating 80 liters per hour of cold still water, ambient still water and sparkling water.
“With the resumption of travel, it is important that people have accommodation options that help them reduce their carbon footprint. Many hotels have already started by limiting the use of single-use plastics, and our hotel in particular has implemented the use of eco-friendly products from eco bags, plantable seed pens, pencils and notebooks and biodegradable vanity kits replacing traditional products. plastic toiletries, but we want to go even further with pioneering innovations like our water bottling plant. In this way, we offer our trademark hospitality and service to our customers while being environmentally friendly,” Sayed explained.
“Our vision is for the Holiday Inn & Suites Dubai Science Park to become one of the most vibrant communal centers in the city. It is important for our guests, local and international, to feel a sense of belonging and familiarity when they stay with us. Our aim is to support the local community by providing a place where people come together for business, social outings or leisure. We also plan to provide unique experiences that encourage local exploration and support local businesses and attractions,” Sayed adds.
Along with championing responsible hospitality and supporting the community, Sayed is also a strong advocate for diversity and equality. A polyglot who is fluent in Arabic, English and French, and passionate about history and travel, Sayed believes that diversity enriches the workplace and helps provide true hospitality to hotel guests.
To that end, he has worked to champion diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace, including improving the hotel’s Emiratization program; introduce a flexible schedule for mothers who work at the hotel; and ensuring gender equality among employees of Holiday Inn & Suites Dubai Science Park, with a diverse number of nationalities, and always opening its doors to more.
Holiday Inn & Suites will soon open its doors in Dubai Science Park, a thriving community that promotes development in the medical, wellness, pharmaceutical and technology sectors while being conveniently located near beaches, playgrounds and golf and shopping malls in Dubai.
The hotel features an elegant and brand-transforming public space design that will allow guests to meet, relax and socialize, as well as 324 guest rooms, suites and one-bedroom apartments designed to optimize comfort. client. Incorporating a modern approach, all hotel rooms, suites and apartments include features such as a Digital TouchPad panel and Bluetooth speakerphone with wireless charging. Upscale one-bedroom suites will also come with built-in kitchenettes, cookware and cutlery, washer and dryer – essential amenities for long-term guests.
The hotel also includes seven state-of-the-art collapsible events and conference space and a spacious upper mid-size ballroom, all equipped with modern technology, accommodating over 340 guests. For recreation, the hotel will have a fully equipped fitness center, outdoor swimming pool and extensive activity space.
When it comes to food and drink, Holiday Inn & Suites at Dubai Science Park offers a variety of exciting choices to suit all tastes. The hotel will have a stylish pool bar; Kitchen25, a restaurant serving international cuisine; and Café Verde, a café that will offer smart and communal workspaces. This fulfills the hotel’s brand promise of providing a space to support start-ups, entrepreneurs, and “digital nomads” or remote work professionals. The hotel will also be home to McGettigan’s – the famous Irish pub, set to become the neighborhood’s new hotspot for food and drink, with unrivaled Irish hospitality and entertainment and outdoor seating.
All this with the comforts and services they’ve come to know and love at Holiday Inn, including the brand’s “Kids Stay and Eat Free” program. Complemented by memorable, warm and friendly service, the Holiday Inn & Suites Dubai Science Park will be the perfect destination for business and leisure travelers, as well as community residents.
Look for more information as the Holiday Inn & Suites Dubai Science Park takes shape in Dubai Science Park: https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/dubai/dxbda/hoteldetail
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