LEVA Hotels has announced the appointment of Thomas Kurian as its new hotel manager.
With 24 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Kurian is a passionate hotelier. Previously having served at establishments ranging from the Byblos Hospitality in Dubai to Flora Hospitality and Al Khoory Hotels, Thomas has embarked on his latest role at LEVA Hotels.
With two certifications from Cornell University and decades of hands-on experience, Kurian brings a fleet of strategic skills across sales, marketing and revenue to the table.
According to the LEVA Hotels statement, Kurian is a “big picture” thinker, a confident communicator with great negotiation skills, and possesses an efficient work style with strong organisational skills that make him the ideal talent for his new role.
Kurian relocated to Dubai in 1997. His career highlights include managing a central sales and marketing team for five properties. Overcoming the initial challenges and striking the right balance between the revenue, sales, and operations were key to the hospitality group’s success.
He said: “Here, you’re exposed to a dynamic environment with new guests, new opportunities, and new lessons. The diverse culture in this city and industry adds to their overall appeal. It can, at times, feel competitive and challenging, but the accomplishments at the end make all our efforts worth it”.
In his new role, Kurian is keen to maximise the revived tourism and business sentiments across the UAE. With LEVA Hotel Mazaya Centre’s distinct position in the hospitality market, he looks forward to delivering an on-brand experience to guests who have likely waited a long time to travel again.