Director of Business Development - Five Star Hotel - GCC Region


  • Salary: Up to US$63,000 p.a. net + Accommodation + Schooling (for 2 children) + Expat Benefits
  • Preferred age 35 – 45
  • Location: Key destination in the GCC region
  • Candidate must be presently based in Middle-East or GCC country

Our client is managing a well-known 5-star in a key destination in the GCC region. Well-known amongst leisure and business travelers, the hotel caters to discerning high net-worth guests, VIPs, celebrities and government dignitaries. To improve the hotel’s market share within the GCC/Middle-East region and target new business from overseas clients/guests, we are now looking for a highly dedicated and an out-of-the-box visionary to work as the Director of Business Development of this exquisite property.

Candidate Background:

  • Candidate must be currently holding the Position of Director of Business Development and have experience of over 2 years in the present position
  • Must have experience within an international branded five-star Hotel with over 350 rooms and large F&B facilities 
  • Must be a dynamic, go-getter who has a solid history of adding value and bringing in new business 
  • Must be able to review and develop existing revenue streams  
  • An excellent communicator - Ability to speak Arabic will be a big plus
  • Must have GCC or Middle East experience - this is non-negotiable


  • Strong leadership skills, with the ability to develop and implement new strategies
  • Enhance business needs with the ability to screen potential new business prospects and achieve high turnover at all times
  • Strong understanding of the current market trends
  • Ability to make sound business decisions that will benefit the company’s growth
  • Set goals, plans and prioritize goals for sales tea
  • Planning, directing, organizing and administration of all Sales & Marketing operations
  • Develop and maintain maximum profitability
  • Possess excellent strategic intelligence, and financial acumen
  • Direct the reservations & revenue teams’ programs/activities/ corporate communications, as well as facilitate client development
  • Must be able to design and implement Annual Business Plan and Budget
  • Prepare critical business analysis, policies & procedures and standard performance benchmarks
  • Participate in overseas events/functions/exhibitions necessary to improve the brand’s footprint and market share
  • Improve the hotel’s reach in government networks to develop more business from the government market segment
  • Have sound knowledge of various mainstream hotel systems/software programs
  • Have aggressive and effective selling skills and be responsible in achieving forecasted targets for all accounts
  • Be self-reliant, work with minimum control, supervision, and direction

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