Ramada Downtown Dubai names new General Manager

Shahzad Butt to head hotel operations and strategies


Ramada Downtown Dubai is pleased to announce the appointment of Shahzad Butt as its new General Manager.


Shahzad Butt has been in the hotel industry for 25 years. He was the Cluster General Manager of Chelsea Tower Hotel Apartments and Chelsea Gardens Hotel Apartments, and Group Director of Business Development for Chelsea Group of Hotel and Hotel Apartments in Dubai before joining Ramada Downtown Dubai. He started his career in hospitality with Hilton Worldwide, and later worked with Renaissance and Avari Hotels International, both in Pakistan and the UAE, where he served various positions including Assistant Manager, Regional Sales Manager, and Sales & Marketing Manager.


In his role as General Manager, Shahzad Butt will oversee the day-to-day operations of the 181-key property, ensuring high standards of quality and service in all aspects of guest experience. He will also represent Ramada Downtown Dubai in different exhibitions, forums, and events, and strengthen the partnership with the key affiliates of the hotel. Under his management, he will lead the overall strategies of the hotel to ensure healthy occupancy and revenue.


Commenting on his appointment, Butt said, “Ramada Downtown Dubai is an excellent property and I aim to further explore its potentials while maintaining the positive stature that it currently enjoys. I am excited to work with our group, R Hotels, and with the passionate hotel team.”
Sumair Tariq, Managing Director of R Hotels, commented: “The group is pleased to welcome ShahzadButt on board and we are confident that hisextensive hospitality experience will lead to great results for the hotel and the group. He has the full support from R Hotels team and we wish him success in his role.”