Press Release

Press Release

Tamer Refaat and Matthias Emperhoff Join Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi and Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri

Abu Dhabi, 16 June 2014 – Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi and Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi recently welcomed Tamer Refaat and Matthias Emperhoff as director of sales and director of events management, respectively.

Mr. Refaat joins the Qaryat Al Beri complex from a five-star luxury property in Dubai, where he held a post as assistant director of sales.  Previously, he held the roles of senior sales manager in the same company.  He went on to become business development manager at Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai.  Mr. Refaat, of Egyptian nationality, has a solid background in sales for six years from two luxury hotels in Dubai.  He holds a bachelor of arts diploma from the Zagazig University in Egypt.

Mr. Emperhoff joins the Qaryat Al Beri complex from Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, where he held a similar position for more than two years.  He was previously director of catering and groups in Germany and Qatar for two years.  Born and raised in Germany, Mr. Emperhoff has extensive hospitality experience in catering management in various top hotel chains in Europe and the Middle East.

“We are delighted in welcoming Mr. Tamer Refaat and Mr. Matthias Emperhoff to the sales and marketing team of Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi and Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi,” said General Manager Arbind K. Shrestha.   “Having them on board, I am confident that our established Abu Dhabi properties will achieve greater results amid the highly competitive market.”  

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages more than 90 hotels under the Shangri-La brand, with a room inventory of over 38,000. 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, Beijing, Changzhou and Kuala Lumpur. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, Cambodia, India, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar and Sri Lanka. For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at

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