The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh has appointed Adel Al Mahboob as its new General Manager. Saudi national Al Mahboob, brings more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, and has worked across the sales, marketing and operations departments.
“Adel has a proven record within the hospitality industry, substantial knowledge of the travel industry and great expertise in operating within the region. We are excited to have him on board and look forward to his assistance in further developing our presence in the Kingdom and the region,” said Bob Kharazmi, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company global officer worldwide operations.
“I am excited to take on the role of General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh and join The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company family. It will be a remarkable learning and development curve for me and I am confident that, with the outstanding group of Ladies and Gentlemen at the hotel, we will be able to build on its current success and transform it to be a benchmark for luxury service in the Kingdom,” said Adel Al Mahboob. “This is an exciting time to be at the helm of The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh and I look forward to all the opportunities and rewards this new role is bound to bring my way,” he concluded.
Al Mahboob has a degree in hospitality from Cornell University in the United States and has worked with international brands such as Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts and Crown Plaza as well as local entities such as the Al Direya Palace for Royal Protocol in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has tremendous international training exposure at the Intercontinental Miami and New York and Intercontinental London, before moving back to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to take on the role of Executive Assistant Manager, Rooms Division at the Intercontinental Riyadh. Over the course of two years, he rose through the ranks to Resident Manager and then to Hotel Manager.
Following his time at the Intercontinental Riyadh, he took on the position of General Manager for the Al Direya Palace for Royal Protocol in Riyadh, which plays host to all the top political delegates, visitors and VIPs to the country. His last role before joining The Ritz-Carlton, was as General Manager for the Crown Plaza Al Khobar.