Akkari brings over 17 years of experience in luxury hotels to this new role with GHM. He joins from Fairmont Doha where he held the role of general manager.
Other brands Akkari has worked with across Europe and the Middle East include Four Seasons, Hilton, Sofitel and MGallery.
In his role at The Chedi Katara, Akkari will be responsible for overseeing the hotel’s operations and commercial performance, as well as lead new projects within F&B.
“I am thrilled to embark on my journey at The Chedi Katara and feel privileged to lead a team of dedicated professionals in such an iconic hotel that is the epitome of luxury and sophistication,” said Akkari. “I look forward to working closely with the team in delivering lasting memories for all guests to fortify The Chedi Katara as the ultimate destination for unrivalled lifestyle experiences.”
Tommy Lai, CEO at GHM, said: “Hani’s invaluable experience in running operations across vibrant city hotels, world-class resorts, and in his stewardship of pre-opening and new hospitality projects, have marked him an excellent candidate in championing exceptional experiences for The Chedi Katara and piloting this iconic landmark through to its next chapter of success.”