Shaza Hotels


Shaza Hotels announced the promotion of Shaji Abu Salih to Vice President – Business Development & Growth. As Vice President for Business Development & Growth, Abu Salih will be leading the new Developments and Portfolio Growth of the company, along with the existing role in heading sales, revenue and marketing strategies for the operating and upcoming hotels. Shaji has been a part of the Shaza family since 2009, before which he spent several years with Kempinski Hotels in various Sales & Marketing roles. He also holds an MBA from NEOMA Business School in France in Hospitality & Tourism Management.



Shaza Hotels announced the promotion of Franck Descat to be the Vice President – Finance & Asset Management. In his role as Vice President – Finance & Asset Management, Descat will be leading corporate finance, driving financial performance, implementing internal control, and overseeing pre-opening budgets and tax compliance. A CMA certified professional, Descat holds two Bachelor’s degrees in finance and accounting, and information systems from Fordham University and Skema Business School, and an MBA from Ecole Hotelier Lausanne. As a member of the Shaza Family for the past 12 years, he has a very good understanding of the brand and all areas of the organisation.


Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Amjad Irshaidat has been promoted as Vice President for KSA Operations at Shaza Hotels. Irshaidat is a seasoned professional in the hospitality industry with an impressive track record of over 30 years in various international brands. Born in Amman, Jordan, he joined Shaza Madinah Hotel in August 2010 as the first General Manager at Shaza and ever since then, he consistently showcased his commitment to maintaining exceptional standards of guest satisfaction, and operational efficiency at all hotels he have operated. His experience not only serves as a source of inspiration but also plays a vital role in shaping the success and growth trajectory of Shaza Hotels within the KSA hospitality sector.

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