Sunday, 19 March 2017

SAUDI ARABIA: First Saudi Female Hotel General Manager - Maram Kokandi, Appointed At Park Inn by Radisson In Jeddah

Maram Kokandi
The first Saudi Arabian woman to become a General Manager in Hospitality - Rezidor appoints Maram Kokandi as its General Manager in Jeddah.

The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the most dynamic hotel companies in the world, is proud to mark a new milestone in its history by appointing its first Saudi female General Manager in the company and the hospitality industry.

Miss Maram Kokandi will be the General Manager of a new Park Inn by Radisson hotel in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, scheduled to open later this year.

The appointment complements the Saudi Vision 2030 launched last year, which emphasizes the significance of Saudi women and their role in leading the development of both social and professional growth of the Kingdom.

Maram Kokandi studied hospitality management in the United Kingdom before moving back to the Middle East region, taking up various hospitality roles in Saudi Arabia.

She takes on the responsibility of launching the new Park Inn by Radisson Jeddah Madinah Road as its General Manager. 


The Rezidor Hotel Group strongly advocates balanced leadership in the hospitality industry.

Its Balanced Leadership initiative aims to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

The program takes a three-pronged strategy to tackle the continuing problem of diversity at the top of organizations: leadership programs, inclusive policies and awareness of the issue from top to bottom, including how to tackle barriers to women succeeding in business.