Egypt-based hospitality group Baron Hotels and Resorts has appointed Tamer Khedr as general manager of the Baron Palace Resort Sahl Hasheesh.
Khedr was promoted from his previous role of hotel manager at Baron Palace.
With more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Khedr began his career in 1997 with Hilton in Chicago, after which he worked with La Quinta Inns & Suites and Club Med Tours France. He then worked with Four Seasons in Alexandria as a pre-opening team member.
In 2008, he joined the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Oman as front office manager, eventually moving to Traders Hotel Dubai by Shangri-La as director of rooms, and then as resident manager.
During his tenure with Shangri-La, he was enrolled for the Corporate Executive Training with Shangri-La Dubai for six months and was awarded the ‘Best in Class - Hong Kong Master Trainer’ accolade.
Khedr, a native Egyptian who was born and raised in Alexandria, holds a Bachelor degree in Tourism and Travel Services Management from Alexandria University and has completed his Postgraduate studies in Johnson & Wales University in the United States.
Baron Palace Resort Sahl Hasheesh, built across 100,000m2, features 644 room and suites, 15 dining outlets, 60,000m2of greenery, a PADI-certified dive centre, seven swimming pools, 16 spa villas and a private 600m beach.
It is located at the heart of Sahl Hasheesh Bay by the Red Sea, 17km away from the south of Hurghada International Airport.
Baron Hotels and Resorts is an independent hotel chain in Egypt operating since 1980, and currently owns/manages four hotels and resorts in Egypt including Cairo, Sharm El Sheikh and Sahl Hasheesh.