Abu Dhabi National Hotels appoints Ignace Bauwens to CEO

Abu Dhabi National Hotels (ADNH) appointed former IHG and Accor senior executive Ignace Bauwens as its new CEO.

Bauwens has 25 years' experience in the hospitality industry. ADNH’s portfolio of hotels in the UAE includes Hilton Abu Dhabi, Hilton Al Ain, Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Le Meridien Abu Dhabi, Mercure Jebel Hafeet Hotel, Al Diar Hotels, Sofitel Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Villas and The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal.

In March, Richard Riley resigned from his position as chief executive officer of ADNH and was replaced by Ahmed Khoori as acting CEO. Riley had been instrumental in steering the growth of the group and the development of two hotels – Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas on Saadiyat Island and The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal.

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