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Press Release

Antoine Serhan and Arlene Finch Join Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi and Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, 17 February 2014 – Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi and Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi recently welcomed Antoine Serhan and Arlene Finch as executive assistant manager of rooms and director of spa, respectively.

Mr. Serhan joins the Qaryat Al Beri complex from a five-star luxury property in Dubai, where he held the position as director of rooms for two years. Previously, he held the role of director of front office and residence operations at another luxury property in the same emirate.

Mr. Serhan, of Lebanese-Canadian nationality, has solid background in rooms division operation brought about by 15 years of experience with various top hotel chains. He holds a diploma in bachelor of applied arts in hospitality and tourism management from the Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto, Canada.

Australian-born Ms. Finch joins Qaryat Al Beri from a five-star luxury property in Abu Dhabi, where she held a similar position for two years. She previously held the position of spa director and corporate role at the same hotel chain in Dubai.

Ms. Finch’s broad experience spans more than 12 years of, providing spa management services to five-star hotels and resorts throughout Asia and the Middle East. She holds a diploma in travel and tourism from the Hales Institute in Melbourne and a certificate in business management from The Australian Academy of Business.

“We are delighted in welcoming Mr. Antoine Serhan and Ms. Arlene Finch to Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi and Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi,” said General Manager Arbind K. Shrestha.

“We are looking forward to the continuing world-class excellence of our established properties recognised in the capital and abroad.”

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently operates over 95 hotels with a room inventory of over 40,000. Traders hotels cater to today’s savvy and passionate traveller with brilliant simplicity and warm sincerity. They provide a friendly yet professional environment designed to complement guests at work, rest or play. Based in major business centres in Asia and the Middle East, Traders Hotels are the practical choice for business and leisure travellers.

Traders Hotels are located in Abu Dhabi, Changzhou and Kuala Lumpur. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in Australia, mainland China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka. For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at

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