Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel has announced the appointment of Saeid Heidari, a veteran hospitality professional, as its new General Manager. He will be responsible for strengthening the premier position of Doha’s iconic hotel, and driving its growth in regional and international markets.
Heidari has 28 years of experience in luxury hospitality and brings in-depth insights on key industry trends, which will enable Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel to identify new opportunities, expand its brand reach, and ensure enhanced and memorable experiences for guests.
The Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel is an iconic property that adds to the civic pride of our city and has redefined the standards of excellence in hospitality. As a part of this nation’s rich history, the hotel has always been one of the most sought-after by guests. I am delighted with the opportunity to join this landmark hotel. My focus will be to further strengthen its brand appeal, and to ensure the highest standards of guest service.’
Heidari is not new to Doha and has earlier served as General Manager of Doha Marriott Hotel, where he played an instrumental role in redefining the hotel’s food & beverage offering, and establishing it as preferred destination for food lovers. He launched the legendary brunch and JW Steakhouse which won the F&B Awards of Excellence (Best F&B Marriott International) in 2008.
From Doha, he moved to Mumbai to manage the Renaissance Convention Center Hotel & Marriott Executive Apartment, the largest hotel complex in India with 777 rooms. He opened JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar, and helped in positioning it as a top luxury hotel and lifestyle destination.
A Marriott veteran, he started his career in 1992 and has worked at various properties in the Middle East, Europe and Asia, holding senior positions. Born in Iran, Heidari grew up in Germany where he studied Chemistry and Law. Passionate about his job, he believes that hospitality is not a job but a life philosophy.
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