An American citizen with Lebanese origins, Fanous has over 36 years experience in the hospitality industry. He began his hospitality career in the USA with Holiday Inn Bedford Texas working in the front office.
He then went on to manage properties in different destinations including the United States of America, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Iraq. Fanous comes back to Saudi Arabia to join Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group managing the newly opened resort in the fast growing city of Jizan.
In his new role, Fanous will be responsible for the overall operation of the 150-roomed hotel leading the management team to maximise the hotel’s operating efficiency and guest satisfaction, while achieving profitability and quality service in this flagship hotel.