(07 Apr 2021) The Steigenberger Hotel Doha, Deutsche Hospitality’s flagship property in Qatar, has appointed Sherief Abouelmagd as General Manager.
Sherief has over 30 years of hospitality industry experience, mostly spent working in the USA, North Africa, Middle East and GCC countries.
He started his career with Marriott Hotels International in the USA, where he held several managerial positions in various states.
He opened and managed his first two hotels as General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott in 1997 – 1999 in North and South Carolina.
In the Middle East, Sherief continued his successful career as Deputy General Manager for the Cairo Marriott Hotel and Casino, one of the largest Marriott properties with 1,250 rooms and multiple restaurants and ballrooms.
Sherief has also worked with Movenpick Hotels and Resorts, Melia Hotels International and Shaza Hotels, opening and managing several properties in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Egypt, Tunisia, Oman and Doha.
Amongst some of his recent achievements, Sherief led the launch of the iconic Mysk Muscat in 2017, a brand managed under the Shaza Flag as well as the opening and managing the Shaza Makkah Hotel KSA during 2018.
The American-Egyptian native holds a master’s degree from Florida International University, U.S.A. in Hotel Management and Food Service.
Siegfried Nierhaus, Vice President Middle East, Deutsche Hospitality, said, “We are happy to have a real professional and passionate hotelier and experienced leader like Sherief heading the opening of our flagship, Steigenberger Hotel Doha in the Middle East. The focus of Sherief and the team, is to bring the Steigenberger core values of Tradition, Passion and Perfection to our future guests in Doha, and to position the stunning hotel as one of the best in the competitive hotel market in Qatar.”
As a member of Huazhu Group, Deutsche Hospitality runs 160 hotels on three continents 30 of which are in the pipeline.