Habtoor Palace, LXR Hotels & Resorts Announces Appointment of New General Manager

Wael Maatouk
The recently rebranded Habtoor Palace, LXR Hotels & Resorts, situated in the heart of Al Habtoor City, is delighted to announce that Wael Maatouk has been appointed as the hotel’s new General Manager.
In this official role, Mr Maatouk will solidify Habtoor Palace, LXR Hotels & Resorts’s reputation as one of Dubai’s leading luxury hotels, as well as overseeing all day-to-day operations, profitability and overall guest satisfaction. He will be developing strategy and positioning for the new hotel brand, as well as developing new international markets.
A results driven professional with over 20 years of experience in the restaurant and luxury hotel industry, Mr Maatouk has worked for high-profile hotel groups in numerous countries around the world, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Oman, Lebanon, Canada and the UAE.
His local experience includes the position of Director of Food & Beverage at The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, where he worked for just over two years. After starting his hospitality career in Beirut, he realized that he had found his passion which led him to study Hospitality Management courses at Universities located in Canada, France and Lebanon.
“I’m so excited to be a part of Habtoor Palace, LXR Hotels & Resorts and thankful to Habtoor Hospitality for giving me the opportunity to take on this exciting new role,” said Mr Maatook.
“I am also honoured to be General Manager of one of the first properties to join Hilton’s new luxury collection brand, LXR Hotels & Resorts. I look forward to welcoming guests from all over the world to a hotel that stands in the centre of Dubai, as an iconic emblem of success”.
Habtoor Palace, LXR Hotels & Resorts occupies a formative place within Al Habtoor City, the Emirate’s first fully-integrated urban resort – conveniently connected by air (helipad), sea (canal) and land (Sheikh Zayed road). It is centrally located in the landmark lifestyle development on the banks of Dubai Water Canal, alongside two other distinctive hotels, three luxury residential towers, eclectic dining at The Atrium and a spectacular Las Vegas style water-themed theatre, La Perle.
Habtoor Palace, LXR Hotels & Resorts pays homage to French beaux-arts architecture and neo-classical interiors, with sprawling verdant gardens and an impressive Porte Cochere. The property is well known for its exquisite décor, plush interiors and is accentuated by bespoke elements such as a striking grand staircase, elegant chandeliers, carefully curated artworks and a spectacular mural.
In total, Habtoor Palace, LXR Hotels & Resorts, has 234 lavishly appointed guestrooms, made up of 52 opulent suites, all which offer luxuriant comfort in a palatial style including a service personalized to every guest and a butler service provided for every room. The hotel also houses the spectacular Sir Winston Churchill Suite and the custom-designed one-bedroom Bentley Suite, the first of its kind in the Middle East.
Celebrating Dubai’s reputation as a world-class gastronomic destination, Habtoor Palace, LXR Hotels & Resorts offers multi-experience dining comprising of seven distinctive restaurants and bars, including the award winning World Cut Steakhouse. Guests are also able to indulge in a sensual spa journey at Silk Spa, with classically influenced aesthetics, transformative treatments and thoughtful rituals. Additional luxury recreational facilities include two rooftop pools as well as a 24-hour fitness center.
Habtoor Palace, LXR Hotels & Resorts is situated in Al Habtoor City and is fully operated by Habtoor Hospitality, the hospitality arm of the Dubai-based Al Habtoor Group.