The management of Al Bustan Rotana Dubai , the flagship property of Rotana Hotels in the city is pleased to announce the appointment of the five star property’s new Director of Human Resources, Bilal Mehdi.

Originally from Lebanon, Mehdi brings with him a decade of experience in the hospitality industry. He has established his career in Rotana as he joined the company back in 2004, whilst having the opportunity to work in various properties in Lebanon, Egypt, Sudan, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. With a solid experience in Human Resources, he played a key role as part of the pre-opening teams of four Rotana properties across the region which include the Grand Rotana Resort and Spa Sharm El Sheikh in 2005, Al Salam Rotana Khartoum in 2006, Media Rotana Dubai in 2008 and Al Marwa Rayhaan by Rotana in 2009. Prior to moving to his current role at Al Bustan Rotana, he was the Director of HR at Fujairah Rotana Resort and Spa.

Mehdi is a strong believer of the employees being strong assets of any organization, and how HR plays a massive role in the personal and professional development of each team member. He remarked “Gone are the days when HR is merely a support group in charge of hiring and firing colleagues. In today’s world,  HR are responsible for key aspects such as employee retention, benefits, employee satisfaction, motivational activities and more. Hence, it is a must that every HR professional is a people person.”

With his new role at Al Bustan Rotana, Mehdi will be looking after almost five hundred employees and he is more than excited to take on the challenge. He commented, “Al Bustan Rotana is a great property with a highly professional team of hoteliers. The property has established its name and has busy operations all year round. I am delighted to be part of this organization and I look forward to sharing my contributions in the field of Human Resources to ensure its continuous success.”