Oman Magazine meets with Renaissance Dubai’s General Manager and asked him a few questions:
1) What is your favourite Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai moment?
No evening at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai is complete without witnessing the sunset on the magnificent Morimoto Dubai terrace. With an unrivalled view of Downtown and the Burj Khalifa, it’s not to be missed!
2) Describe your brand in 3 words
Indigenous, intriguing, independent
3) What made you decide to be a hotelier?
I love the opportunity it gives you to be able to discover the world and learn about new cultures. The fact that I can call that a part of my work life is very appealing to me.
4) Why join Renaissance?
The Renaissance brand has undergone a huge transformation over the last few years and I feel that it is now one of the most exciting brands that Marriott has in its global portfolio. Renaissance has stayed on the pulse of what today’s traveller is looking for and who have become interested in experiencing more of the locales they visit.
5) What’s your favourite Ren hotel property aside from Dubai?
The Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel is unrivalled for its central location and boasts stunning views of Times Square from its walk-out balconies in their Terrace Suites.
6) What makes the Renaissance experience so special?
At the Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai, we see every business trip as an opportunity to experience something new. Embark on a journey of social discovery throughout your stay with our daily Bar Ritual where you’ll have the chance to meet and mingle with other guests or take in the sounds of indigenous local performers with Evenings at Renaissance. Our dedicated Navigator is also full of local knowledge to ensure you make the most of your stay and explore all that the local area has to offer.
7) What’s your favourite part of the hotel?
The design of our hotel is very special, and it would be very hard to single out any particular element. Everything from our lobby to our B&F outlets and the rooms have been so carefully designed that frankly there’s not an area that I don’t love. Instagrammable moments abound!
8) What’s the best CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) initiative Renaissance Hotels has been a part of and why?
As this is the first year of Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai we will be participating in ‘Iftar for Cabs’, a property-wide initiative from Marriott that takes place every year to give back to the community by providing Iftar meals to taxi drivers. Renaissance will be distributing 50 meals at Iftar on 23rd May.