HMH appoints new COO Ferghal Purcell
Integrated hotel management company Hospitality Management Holding (HMH) has announced the appointment of Ferghal Purcell as its new chief operating officer (COO).
A former complex general manager for both The Ajman Palace Hotel and The Coral Beach Resort Sharjah, Purcell has more than 30 years of regional and international experience in the hospitality industry.
H.E. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Faisal Al Qassimi, chairman and CE, MANAFA LLC, and vice chairman, HMH, said: “Our strategic vision lies in striving for growth and exceeding our guests’ expectations across our different properties.
“This ultimately translates to success stories and benefits our business partners and property owners. We value Purcell’s accomplishments; he is a high-flier and the perfect candidate for the COO position. He is both a leader and a team player.”
“We enjoyed a close working relationship with the former CEO, Laurent A. Voivenel, who was truly passionate about HMH. We wish him the best of luck with his future career move.”
HMH – Hospitality Management Holdings is a fully integrated hotel management company and one of the pioneers among local groups specialised in the dry segment. The largest operator in the sector within the region, it provides hotel owners and developers with a broad spectrum of world-class management solutions with five distinct hotel brands catering to varied market segments.
Its portfolio is located in some of the most desirable destinations across the MENA region, with a pipeline of hotels under development.