The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is delighted to welcome Natavan Malikova as its new Director of Marketing. Boasting over 10 years of hospitality experience, Natavan is a talented marketer who brings a wealth of knowledge to the position.

An award-winning professional and accomplished linguist, Natavan has built an impressive portfolio of industry experience over the course of a decade. She has spent her career working for Marriott International brands in the Caucasus and across the Middle East, with positions in Azerbaijan, Qatar, Oman and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Her strategic mind and wide-ranging skillset will support in shaping the future of The Ritz-Carlton, Doha, as it continues to shine on both a local and international level.

As Director of Marketing, Natavan takes on a demanding role that is critical to the daily running of the hotel. Reporting directly to the Director of Sales and Marketing, Vusal Ismayilov, she will complement the talented team that already exists. Vusal commented, “We are confident that Natavan will continue to do an outstanding job at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha, by overseeing and managing all marketing communications for the hotel and I wish her every success in this new stage of her career”.

Passionate about working in a luxury hospitality setting, Natavan fully understands what it takes to stand out in a crowded marketplace. When asked about her new position, she said:

I am very excited to return to Qatar and start my journey with The Ritz-Carlton at such an iconic hotel in Doha, with award winning restaurants and spa. This property is the epitome of luxury and I am honored to be working alongside such a tremendous and talented team of Ladies and Gentlemen.

One of Doha’s most celebrated hotels, The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is an unrivalled city retreat with a resort lifestyle. Its many accolades include winning Best Luxury Hotel in Qatar 2022, as well as Best Presidential Suite at the World Travel Awards in 2021. Renowned for its wide culinary offering, the property is a coveted dining destination, where each restaurant has its own distinct identity. Crowned Qatar’s Best Hotel Spa 2021 by the World Spa Awards, The Ritz-Carlton SPA, Doha, boasts exquisite facilities, further enriching the tremendous sense of quality and balance that pervades throughout the hotel.

Fluent in the language of luxury, The Ritz-Carlton, Doha’s expert team enhances each aspect of the guest journey, creating a sensory experience where long-lasting memories are crafted. The hotel is excited to welcome Natavan, who will play integral role in building the hotel’s story and evolving its unfolding legacy.

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