Dubai, United Arab Emirates – – The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), is pleased to announce the appointment of Ehab A. Zaki, as Director of Engineering and Vasanthi Prabhakaran, as the Director of Rooms.
Hailing from Egypt, Ehab brings a plethora of luxury hotel experience to his new role as Director of Engineering, having worked with some of the best hospitality groups in the industry, such as Marriott and Accor. He began his career in 2002, where he worked as Director of Engineering at the prestigious The Ritz-Carlton, Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt. Progressing forward, Ehab subsequently went on to work as the Director of Engineering at Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Oman.
Ehab has made a name for himself in the hospitality industry as an Engineering Director. He has extensive expertise working for a variety of high-end hospitality groups and will undoubtedly excel in his new role at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre.
Ehab says, “It has been an honor to have worked with some amazing hospitality groups. I am excited to continue my journey with The Ladies and Gentlemen of the Ritz-Carlton DIFC and embark on new experiences.”
Vasanthi, a Malaysian native, offers a wide range of premium experience in the hospitality industry. She started her career as a Front Desk Agent at The Ritz-Carlton Millenia in Singapore, shortly after graduating from Hotel and Tourism Management Institutes of Switzerland, where she earned her International Hotel and Tourism degree.
Vasanthi excelled in her career at The Ritz-Carlton Millenia in Singapore, where she worked for 8 years, and was quickly promoted from Front Desk Agent to Front Office Groups Manager. Moving on to better prospects, Vasanthi accepted a position as Front of House Manager at The St. Regis in Kuala Lumpur in 2019, and was promoted to Assistant Director of Rooms in 2020.
In her new role, Vasanthi will take on the role as Director of Rooms at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and will oversee the rooms division.
Vasanthi says, “Working at The Ritz-Carlton with 11 years of Marriott Luxury Hotel experience whilst advancing forward in my career has been a terrific adventure. I am thrilled to be a part of The Ladies & Gentlemen at the Ritz-Carlton Dubai International Financial Centre as Director of Rooms. I hope to uphold the highest mission of the brand which is the genuine care and comfort of our guests.”