Maharis has been appointed as General Manager of the Mövenpick Hotel & Convention
Centre KLIA, a new property which which is scheduled to open mid-2018.
Hairul has worked with some
of the industry's most dyanmic brands over the course of his
25-year career, including Le Méridien, Sheraton, and Best Western.
He also has a strong background in the management of airport
hotels, having previously overseen the Tune Hotel klia2 and, most
recently, ISG Airport Hotel in Istanbul.
from the University of Derby in the UK, Hairul returned to his
native Malaysia in 1994 to start a career in hospitality. He
worked for several major hotel chains before being appointed
Director of Sales at Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur in 2004 and achieved
his first General Manager role with Suria Resorts Management in
2006. Hairul later oversaw the opening of the Best Western Premier
hotel in Ipoh, before becoming GM of the Tune Hotel at klia2. In
2015, he was appointed by Malaysian Airport Holdings Berhad (MAHB)
to manage its hotel at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen International
Airport, known as ISG Airport Hotel.
"With his proven
track record of international hospitality excellence, airport
hotel operations and successful openings, Hairul Maharis is the
perfect choice for Mövenpick Hotel & Convention Centre KLIA," said
Mark Willis, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts' President - Asia. “I
am certain his abundant talent, extensive experience and vibrant
personality will make a difference for guests and team members at
Mövenpick Hotel & Convention Centre KLIA."
Mövenpick Hotel & Convention Centre KLIA is located just
minutes from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Built by
the Malaysian government, the Sharia compliant hotel will feature
333 rooms and suites, extensive facilities and a standalone
conference centre suited to large-scale international events,
exhibitions and conventions.
"I am delighted to take on
the role of General Manager at Mövenpick Hotel & Convention Centre
KLIA, which is a significant new hotel for Malaysia," said Hairul.
"With its unique location and world-class amenities, the hotel is
a natural venue for major events and also offers a convenient base
for business travellers visiting Kuala Lumpur. We look forward to
welcoming our first guests and event delegates in the coming
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