Jan. 27, 2013
-- Nizar Weshah has been appointed general manager of Hyatt Regency Riyadh, Olaya. Nizar holds a Hotel Management degree from Al Mustansiriyat University in Iraq, and joined Grand Hyatt Amman's opening team in October 1998 as an Outlet Manager, where he was later appointed as Assistant Director of Food & Beverage in July 1999.
Weshah has worked in several Hyatt hotels around the world such as Hyatt Hotels Baku, Grand Hyatt Muscat, Hyatt Regency Belgrade and was subsequently appointed in September 2008 as the opening team EAM Food & Beverage for Park Hyatt Jeddah, where he has held his most recent role as Director of Operations since September 2010.
Expected to open in the third quarter of 2013, Hyatt Regency Riyadh, Olaya will offer 257 guestrooms, including 37 suites, which will range in size from 322 sq ft (30 sq m) to 2,475 sq ft (230 sq m). The hotel will also offer a lobby lounge, two restaurants, a Regency Club lounge, more than 5,900 sq ft (550 sq m) of ballroom and event space, and a number of small meeting rooms. Additional hotel amenities include a male spa with six treatment rooms, a 2,300 sq ft (220 sq m) male and female fitness center, and pool. The hotel is designed by Erga and ONG&ONG is designing the hotel’s interiors