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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, June 11th, 2017 – Nick Heath has been appointed as the general manager of The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal.

Effective May 2017, Nick Heath is the new general manager responsible for the 532-room luxury beachfront resort in Abu Dhabi. Experienced general manager, Mr. Heath joins his new property from another hotel company part of Marriott International in the GCC region. Mr. Heath’s tenure with Starwood Hotels & Resorts started in 2007 and was designated as General Manager of the iconic W Bangkok (Bangkok, Thailand) and the W Seoul-Walkerhill (Seoul, South Korea) prior to joining Sheraton in Doha (Qatar).

Heath started his hospitality career as a Corporate Engineering Management Trainee with Hyatt Hotels Corporation leading the engineering team in several properties in Asia, Middle East and the United States. In 1995 he was appointed director of engineering in Hyatt Hotel Aryaduta Jakarta where he changed his path into director of rooms and then, worked as director of sales and marketing. The following years, Mr. Heath has been employed as general manager in Thailand, South Korea and Qatar where he had joined Starwood Hotels.

He brings with him a wealth of understanding within the hospitality business with over 25 years of experience with global hotel chains.