The Gulf Hotels Group Appoints Fares Yactine as General Manager for The Gulf Hotel Bahrain

04.16.2018 Back

Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain  – 

The Gulf Hotels Group have the pleasure to announce the appointment of Mr. Fares Yactine, as General Manager for The Gulf Hotel Convention & Spa, the legendary 5-star property in Bahrain.

Mr. Fares Yactine, is not new to the Gulf Hotel as he previously served the Hotel as Executive Assistant Manager, in charge of the Food & Beverage Department, as well as Health & Recreation.  In 2011 Fares, left to join the Sofitel Thalasssa Sea & Spa Bahrain, as Hotel Manager and since 2013 Fares held the post of General Manager at the Sofitel Al Khobar the Corniche.

 Fares, also has worked with renowned hotel chains such as Metropolitan Hotel Beirut, Habtoor  Grand Hotel Beirut and with IHG in Spain. Fares holds a wealth of extensive experience in the Hotel and Tourism Industry. Fares, is a performance driven individual focused on  service excellence.

Gulf Hotels Group C.E.O Garfield Jones said; “ We considered a number of candidates for the position but Fares was always our first choice and we are delighted to welcome him back to the Gulf Hotel family. The market has changed drastically from when he was with us previously but I am confident that he will do well and leave his mark on the history of the Hotel". Mr Jones added "One of the challenges facing Fares is overseeing the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Gulf Hotel in 2019, which will involve a whole year of activities to celebrate the Hotel's opening in 1969".

Fares' role will include overseeing the Gulf Hotel's array of internationally acclaimed restaurants which are recognized for serving some of the best cuisine in the Kingdom. The Hotel's portfolio will undergo change this summer with the renovation of the Sherlock Holmes and Al Waha outlets, together with the rebranding of La Pergola and Fusions restaurants. After a facelift, La Pergola will be graced with the talents of multi-Michelin starred Italian chef, Giancarlo Perbellini while Fusions will take on a completely new look and after a BD250,000 refurbishment, will reopen with an outdoor terrace under the guidance of the Hotel's young, talented Bahraini chef, Tala Bashmi

It feels great to be back at The Gulf Hotel. The team’s commitment over the years and the ultimate guest experience has positioned The Gulf Hotel as one of the best hotels in Bahrain. I look forward to contributing to the success of this iconic brand in Bahrain, supported by a passionate team and ensure the continuous growth of The Gulf Hotel Convention and Spa - said Fares Yactine.

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Notes to Editors:

 About Gulf Hotels Group:

Gulf Hotels Group is a public listed company established in 1967. The diverse hospitality group operates the Gulf Hotel Bahrain; Gulf Convention Centre; Gulf Executive Residence; Gulf Executive Offices; the K Hotel in Juffair, Bahrain; Gulf Brands International, Bahrain and the Ocean Paradise Resort, Zanzibar. The Group is also a major shareholder in Bahrain Family Leisure Company who operate upscale restaurants.

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 Ryan Rene P. Advincula | Marketing and Communications Manager 
P.O. Box 580, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain 
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