(31 August 2022, 11:15 +07) Lara Haddad has joined the Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island as Director of Sales.
Born in Beirut, Lara studied in France and received a Master’s Degree in Luxury Hospitality Management from the Vatel Institute in Nîmes, along with another Master’s in International Tourism from the University of Perpignan.
With over 15 years of hospitality industry experience, Lara’s career began working at hotels in France, St. Barts and Dubai, before she returned to her home city and joined Four Seasons Hotel Beirut in 2009 as Catering Sales Manager, later becoming Director of Catering Sales and winning recognition as Manager of the Year in EMEA.
Lara continued in catering sales with Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, and was later appointed to Assistant Director of Sales at Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi.
After a recent interlude with another hotel group in Kuwait, Lara has now returned to Four Seasons Abu Dhabi as Director of Sales.
“We have more than 300 team members and nearly 30 percent are women – with 17 in key leadership roles,” said Olivier Thomas, General Manager of the Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi and Regional Spa Lead. “Every woman on our team contributes in a way that goes far beyond her role. These women push Four Seasons to be an agent of change in Abu Dhabi, to shift perceptions and to create opportunities for more women to attain professional fulfillment. I’m so proud we have such outstanding female talent and that I get to work with such a diverse group of people.”
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