Wesam Khouran

Director of Operations, Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche

Tell us three things that set the Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche apart from its competitors
At Sofitel, one of our philosophies is “Cousu Main” which represents the unexpected touches that our team craft for our guests. Our employees are called “Heartists” as we serve from the heart with a touch of art, creating magnifique moments and unforgettable experiences.
Our ideal location on the eastern tip of the Corniche offers accessibility within the city and its outskirts for both business and leisure visitors. We are only a few minutes away from Saadiyat Island where Louvre Abu Dhabi is located, and Yas Island which offers a leisure haven.
As we are the only Sofitel brand in the Capital, our French touch is reflected in every detail of our hotel, starting from the French greetings in the lobby, to the French “art de vivre”.

What are your favourite cultural hotspots in Abu Dhabi and why?
Art has always been very close to my heart, so I like to spend my time at Manarat Al Saadiyat and Louvre Abu Dhabi which are home to beautiful art. The architecture and design of the museums are impressive, combining amazing arabesque details, and I do appreciate how much support the galleries give to both international and local artists. To celebrate the burgeoning art scene in the city, we continue to support artists and will soon be hosting an art exhibition in our hotel lobby.

Share with us some of your professional goals for the rest of 2019
The world of hospitality is continuously evolving, which is exciting and challenging at the same time. My goal for this year is to maintain market position through the challenging times while continuously seeking new ways to improve the guest experience at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, making it an ideal place to stay for both business and leisure travellers.

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