Leading the way is our seasoned management team who sets high standards for our company, allowing us to develop the best hotels. Our success is primarily attributed to the contributions of our strong leaders and dedicated workforce. We foster an achievement-based culture which drives accountability and meritocracy while investing in learning and development.

Shahzad Butt

General Manager, Ramada Downtown Dubai

As general manager at Ramada Downtown Dubai, Butt is responsible for overall hotel operations and supervision of all departments. He oversees the property’s budget and financial plans, as well as the planning and implementation of different sales and marketing strategies to maintain high occupancy and increase revenue.

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General Manager, Ramada Downtown Dubai

Shahzad Butt as General Manager at Ramada Downtown Dubai, Butt is responsible for overall hotel operations and supervision of all departments. He oversees the property’s budget and financial plans, as well as the planning and implementation of different sales and marketing strategies to maintain high occupancy and increase revenue.

Shahzad Butt has been in the hotel industry for 25 years. Before joining Ramada Downtown Dubai, 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 . 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. 

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Iftikhar Hamdani

General Manager, Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman and Ramada Beach Hotel Ajman

Iftikhar Hamdani is the Cluster General Manager for Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman and Ramada Beach Hotel Ajman. He started his career with the company in 2009 when he joined as Director of Sales and Marketing of Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman, and later promoted to Executive Assistant Manager.

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General Manager, Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman and Ramada Beach Hotel Ajman.

Iftikhar Hamdani is the Cluster General Manager for Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman and Ramada Beach Hotel Ajman. He started his career with the company in 2009 when he joined as Director of Sales and Marketing of Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman, and later promoted to Executive Assistant Manager. Within eight months, he was again promoted to the role of General Manager, bringing several changes in hotel operations and hotel performance, exceeding expectation of the owners and guests.

Hamdani has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He started his career in Pearl Continental Hotel in Pakistan, and then moved in the UAE in 2000, when he joined Coral International Hotels.

While at Ramada, he was named as “Brand Ambassador of Wyndham Hotel Group” due to his active involvement in various charitable and sustainable programmes at the property. Through his groundbreaking environmental initiatives such as the “Zero Landfill Project” and “Urban Farm”, the hotel was nominated as “Best Green Hotel in EMEA” in 2012, and won the “Wyndham Hotel Group’s Green Award” in 2013 and 2014. The hotel also bagged the “Best Hotel with Charity Initiatives in EMEA” in 2012. In 2013, Hamdani was recognised as “Highly Commended CSR Champion of the Year” by Hotelier Middle East.

Iftikhar Hamdani has also been selected as speaker in some of the environmental sustainability conferences, including “Sustainable Development Congress” in April 2012; “Wyndham Brand Meeting” in May 2012; “Ajman Green Economy Conference” in June 2013; “The Outdoor Design, Build & Supply Exhibition” in April  2014; “GCC Ecotourism Conference” in March 2014; and in the “Hotelier Sustainability Summit 2014” in May 2014.

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