GHM appoints managing directors for Middle East properties


SINGAPORE, January 14, 2022: General Hotel Management announced on Thursday the appointment of new Managing Directors to lead the management teams of two Middle Eastern hotels under the Group’s management.

Fabio Marigliano joins the Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah, UAE, and Morton Johnston, will oversee the opening of the Chedi Katara Hotel & Resort in Doha, Qatar, in 2022.

The two senior leadership appointments will support GHM’s growth in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region as the group celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2022. GHM has seven projects underway, including The Chedi El Gouna, The Sea Red in Egypt.

A veteran of luxury travel, Fabio Marigliano brings over 20 years of hospitality experience to the award-winning team at Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah, UAE. Most recently, Marigliano was Executive Assistant Director at Minor Hotels and Resorts in Doha, Qatar overseeing the office pre-openings of The Vyra Suites NH Collection Doha and The Plaza Doha by Anantara.

A household name at GHM, Morton Johnston was previously Managing Director of The Chedi Muscat, Oman. Upon returning in January 2022, Johnston will play a vital role in leading the historic opening of the Chedi Katara Hotel & Resort in Doha, Qatar in the second half of 2022. Johnston’s extensive experience in luxury includes positions key executives at Regent Hotels & Resorts in Taipei and The Leela Palaces & Resorts in India.

The Chedi Katara Hotel & Resort in Doha, Qatar is located beachfront in the historic 100-hectare Katara Cultural Village. The hotel is expected to open in time for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

About GHM

General Hotel Management Ltd (GHM) manages The Chedi AI Bait, Sharjah, UAE, The Chedi Muscat, Oman, The Chedi Andermatt, Switzerland and The Chedi Hotel and Residences Luštica Bay, Montenegro.


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