Copthorne Kuwait City Hotel announces the appointment of its new general manager, Alaa Selim.
He joins Copthorne Kuwait City Hotel with more than 20 years of experience in hotel operations, most recently as the General Manager of Copthorne Al Jahra Hotel & Resort in Kuwait, also part of the Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Middle East & Africa brand.
Selim will oversee the operations of the 169-room Copthorne Kuwait City Hotel (formerly known as Holiday Inn Downtown) and will lead his team in positioning it as the top preferred hotel in the city of Kuwait.
With his extensive knowledge and experience of the Kuwait hotel market, Selim will be a great asset to Copthorne Kuwait City Hotel, which will be shortly celebrating its first anniversary as a Millennium hotel in January 2019.
Commenting on his new appointment, Selim said: “I am thrilled to be given this wonderful opportunity as General Manager at Copthorne Kuwait City Hotel. I am also fortunate to work with a very dynamic and motivated team. I look forward to continuing to provide guests with memorable experiences and uphold the great reputation of which the property has become known for while striving to further enhance service quality and brand value in the future."
Selim previously held senior management positions with Le Meridien Hotels, JW Marriott, Courtyard by Marriott, and The Palms Beach Hotel & Spa in Kuwait city.
An Egyptian national, Selim was born in Kuwait in 1975 and holds a bachelor degree in tourism and hotel management from Cairo obtained in 1996. He is also a certified project management professional from the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Married with two children, he loves to entertain his friends with his cooking skills and enjoys scuba diving in his spare time.