Mark Carnazzola has been appointed General Manager of the Nobu Hotel Riyadh, a member of Leading Hotels of the World, scheduled to open in late 2014

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, May 5, 2014 / PRNewswire — As progress continues on the Middle East’s first Nobu Hotel, slated to welcome guests in late 2014, Nobu Hospitality announces Mark Carnazzola as General Manager of the Nobu Hotel Riyadh. Carnazzola will oversee the operation working with his team to implement the highest service standards and uphold Nobu experience expectations.

“We are thrilled to announce Mark Carnazzola as General Manager of the Nobu Hotel Riyadh,” said Trevor Horwell Chief Executive of Nobu Hospitality. “His impressive depth of experience on an international scale encompasses working with luxury hotel brands. Mark is perfectly suited in the role of General Manager of the Middle East’s first Nobu Hotel given his keen sense of service which our Nobu guests are accustomed to receiving.”

Carnazzola is no newcomer to the luxury hotel industry with nearly 20 years of experience in hospitality with Mandarin Oriental, the Maybourne Group, (the Claridge’s Hotel, The Berkeley Hotel, The Connaught Hotel), and Jumeirah Hotels.

“Nobu Hospitality is proud to have Mark Carnazzola leading the effort to deliver exemplary guest experiences at the Nobu Hotel Riyadh,” said Struan McKenzie Chief Operating Officer Nobu Hospitality. “We continuously strive to raise the bar of luxury at Nobu with strategic customer service techniques and understanding of guest expectations, and we couldn’t be more pleased to have Mark at the forefront of our newest hotel.”

Najmatik a joint stock Company for Development & Investment established in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Chairperson of Najmatik is HRH Princess Nouf bint Mohammad bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz who earned the prestigious Doctorate Degree in Urban and Regional Planning. Najmatik was formed to develop hospitality businesses within the region and the first project of which is the Nobu Hotel Riyadh. The Chairperson Dr Nouf and the General Manager Khalid Shamsi of Najmatik commend the inclusion of Mark into the management team both having high aspirations about the success of the impending Nobu Hotel in Riyadh.

Dr Nouf is also the President of Dhaliliyah, which is a leading company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and is engaged in engineering, architectural, development and interior design sectors. Dhaliliyah was awarded the role of developer of the Nobu Hotel Riyadh by Najmatik and with the patronage of Dr Nouf, with her tremendous business experience, the Nobu Hotel Riyadh project is nearing development completion.

About Nobu Hospitality
Recently named one of luxury’s 25 Most Innovative Luxury Brands by Robb Report, Nobu Hospitality is ranked among an elite selection of global luxury hospitality brands. The natural growth of the Nobu luxury brand built on service, image and hospitality, offers the complete spectrum of hotel and restaurant management for unique projects around the world. With operations spanning five continents, the Nobu brand thrives in the world’s capitals as the destination lifestyle experience. The first Nobu Hotel opened in 2013 as a boutique hotel within Caesars Palace Las Vegas and was subsequently named one of the Hottest New Hotels of 2013 by CNN Travel and Top North America Hotel Opening in 2013 by Luxury Travel Advisor. In 2014, the Nobu Hotel Riyadh and the Nobu Hotel City of Dreams Manila will open followed by the Nobu Hotel Eden Roc Miami Beach, Nobu Hotel Chicago amongst other global locations. Nobu is strategically focused on further expanding its global portfolio of Nobu Hotels through a solid development pipeline.



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