About Ahmad Al Araj

  • Academic Level Degree Bachelor
  • Age 43 - 47 Years
  • Salary 3675
  • Gender Male
  • Industry Management


An accomplished hospitality passionate senior executive with extensive experience majorly in the service of reputed international Hotels based in UAE and Middle East. Hands-on practice in Managing the hotel operations and implementing preventive measures to overcome any shortfall of services, pre-opening and post opening planning and operations, Well-versed in conducting market research, studying business cases, negotiating long-term contracts, utilize a versatile set of skills and deliver desired results.


Core Competency include:

Business Development & Decision Making | Financial Planning, Budgeting & Reporting | Sales & Marketing, Revenue Management & E- Distribution | Pre-opening & Post opening activities | Staff Recruitment, Development & Administrative Control | Crisis management & Problem Solving | Third Party Transactions & Project Management | Commercial Activities |



  • 2018 - Present
    Wahaat Hospitality Consultancy

    General Manager

    Specialized professional freelance consulting entity in the UAE, established 2018 by group of professional experienced hoteliers with extensive know how in the filed for more than 25 years. We work closely with our partners focusing on achieving their desired targets by listening to what they need, where they would like to be and how they like to do. we set the goals, test different methods and strategy then we chose the best way to reach the targets agreed on. Areas of expertise:  Financial studies  Food & Beverage  Front office Operation.  Human Resources & Training  Policy and Procedures  Pre-& Post opening activities  Sales & Marketing.  Project Management

  • 2014 - 2017
    Ayla Hotels & Resorts UAE

    Hotel Manager

    Head of preopening team & post opening of Ayla Bawadi Hotel (90 Keys Hotel in Al Ain | Head of the commercial committee (Sales, Marketing, Revenue Management, Social Media) for Ayla Hotels in Al Ain | Head of the Environmental initiatives in cooperation with the Nadafah program launched by Abu Dhabi Govt. to control the waste management process in the emirates of Abu Dhabi | Representing Ayla hotels in All tourism related initiatives launched by Tourism and Culture Authority in Abu Dhabi | Hotels acting GM during the absence of the Group General Manager

  • 2011 - 2013
    Cristal Hotels & Resorts

    EAM- Commercial & Operations

    Head of commercial team CHR | Head of Preopening team Middle East | head of operations team Cristal Hotel Grand Ishatr Baghdad | Head of country operations and development Iraq | in charge of rebranding and acquisitions MEA. | liaison officer with Preferred Hotels Group (PHG) |

  • 2010 - 2011
    Millennium Hotels MENA

    Director of Sales / Head of Commercial

    Head of commercial team. | member of the EX- Com of the hotel. | Hiring S&M, Revenue and Reservation team. | Installing the PMS, CMS, connecting company website and the GDS connectivity. |Preparing the hotel annual budget 2011


Sales & Marketing
Revenue Management
Project Management


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