Pep Lozano Appointed GM of Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Monday, 11 July 2011

Spanish native and hotelier, Pep Lozano, has been appointed as General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal.

In his new role, Mr. Lozano is responsible for all operations and sales, as well as guest and employee engagement, of the new 532-room waterfront hotel slated to open end 2011.

Prior to his new appointment, Mr. Lozano helmed The Ritz-Carlton, Doha in Qatar from 2009, his first foray in the Middle East, as general manager.

Mr. Lozano began his professional career in Hotel Arts in Barcelona, a Ritz-Carlton managed property, in various food and beverage roles. The experience in this department enabled his transfer to The Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C. as the director of food and beverage in its opening phase in 2000. Mr. Lozano then returned to Hotel Arts for a series of consecutive leadership roles, culminating in his promotion to hotel manager in 2006. A year later, he was appointed general manager of Abama Golf & Spa Resort, another Ritz-Carlton managed property, in Tenerife, Spain.

A Ritz-Carlton veteran, Mr. Lozano has participated in the successful openings of various Ritz-Carlton properties around the world, namely in Wolfsburg, Germany; New York, United States; Marbella, Spain; and Penha Longa, Portugal.

He is married with three children and speaks fluent English, Spanish and French.

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