Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate has appointed Ian Rydin as its new general manager.
Rydin will oversee the overall operations and strategic direction of the 396-room, five-star property in Dubai, including its eight dining outlets.
“I am honoured to join Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai and be a key driver in ensuring the success of the property and its continued business development.
“Following Mövenpick’s recent inclusion to the Accor premium portfolio, I see a bright future for the hotel as we continue to solidify its iconic presence in the region and the brand’s expanding global footprint,” said Rydin.
A Swedish national, Rydin has three decades of expertise in the hospitality industry where he recently served as the general manager and district director of four hotels in Nairobi and Kigali, Kenya including various key roles within the Radisson Hotel Group.
His career has taken him to 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.
Making time amid his busy schedule, Rydin finds time for a round of golf on the weekends or enjoy quality time with his family with ski trips in Europe.