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New management team takes charge at Al Bustan Palace InterContinental Muscat

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com 6 November 2003

InterContinental Hotels Group has appointed a new management team at the Al Bustan Palace InterContinental Muscat.

Backed by more than 20 years experience in the hospitality industry, Malcolm Rann has taken over as general manager of the hotel and also as the new director of operations for InterContinental Hotels Group for Oman.

Rann, who has spent 6 years of his career in the Middle East and Africa, was previously general manager of the newly built Asmara InterContinental in Eritrea.

He started off as a room service manager at the Portman InterContinental in the UK in 1982 after obtaining a Higher National Diploma in Hotel, Catering & Institutional Management from Oxford Polytechnic. He has since held a number of senior positions at InterContinental Hotels Group properties in London, Riyadh, Moscow, Cairo and Lujbljana in Slovenia. His first general managers posting was at the George Intercontinental, Edinburgh.

Rann will be assisted by Hafidh Al Busaidy who has been promoted to resident manager at the Al Bustan Palace InterContinental Muscat. An Omani national born in Brighton, UK, Al Busaidy has a Political Science degree from the American University of Cairo as well as a diploma in Hotel Management and Catering from the Hotel Catering and Training Centre in Manama, Bahrain.

He started his career as a management trainee at the InterContinental Muscat in 1985. In 1990 he joined the Al Bustan Palace InterContinental as a duty manager and held various posts over a 12-year period at the hotel before becoming executive assistant manager at the InterContinental Muscat.

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