Waqas has extensive experience in the hospitality industry, having worked in both Radisson and Ibis Styles hotels for over 14 years. In addition to this, Waqas has an MSc in Tourism Management from Surrey University which ranks top 5 in the world for tourism. For the past 7 years, Waqas has worked in General Manager roles at Ibis Southampton Centre, Ibis Budget Portsmouth and Ibis Budget London Hounslow, making him the perfect candidate for this new GM role.
At Ibis Styles Heathrow East, Waqas will use his honed skills and expert knowledge to drive the business forward and develop an empowered team through a collaborative approach. Waqas aims to create a culture with genuine, first-class customer service and effectively manage his team to positively contribute to the local community through continuous engagement, with people always at the heart of the business.
Recent Appointments at Accor
20 September 2019 — Wakeb has 22 years' experience in business development, market access & commercial operations management. He started his career in San Francisco, California then relocated to Abu Dhabi in 1997. From there, he headed several pre-opening teams for properties in UAE, one of which was the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Dubai.
18 September 2019 — 21c Museum Hotels appointed Michelle Bearman senior director of corporate sales. In her new role, Bearman will oversee corporate sales, work hands-on to provide training and development of 21c Museum Hotels sales teams, support openings and maximize overall sales efforts.