Stirring excitement in the tourism sector, The St. Regis Al Mouj Muscat Resort has unveiled its Executive Committee poised to launch the first St. Regis in Oman into a realm of opulence and service excellence.

Each member of the Executive Committee contributes unique insights to elevate The St. Regis Al Mouj Muscat Resort. Together, the ensemble possesses a wealth of international luxury hospitality experience from distinguished hospitality brands and locations around the world. These talents herald from enriching careers in the United States, Turkey, and GCC nations, and include an Omani hotelier and two female Directors. Their collective vision is to create unparalleled bespoke experiences and elevate the luxury space in the Sultanate at The St. Regis Al Mouj Muscat Resort.

At the helm is General Manager, Tarek Mourad, a passionate hotelier with a lineage of experience opening hotels around the globe, including Raffles Hotels & Resorts in Istanbul, Four Seasons Hotel in Baku, and Four Seasons Hotel in Istanbul at Sultanahmet. His journey also features pivotal leadership positions including, Senior General Manager at Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts in Turkey and a key member of the pre-opening team for Fairmont Hotels & Resorts in Amman, as well as for Four Seasons  Hotels and Resorts in Las Vegas, Cairo, Sharm El Sheikh, Riyadh, Damascus and Baku.

Joining the Executive Committee team are hoteliers each recognized as top professionals in the hospitality market. 

Hotel Manager, Jason Xuereb, with 16 years of experience managing GCC luxury hotels, combines dynamic leadership with a deep understanding of the region and the changing demands of today’s luxury guests. His management will ensure an authentic Omani guest experience delivered with the glamourous spirit of the brand. 


Director of Rooms, Yomi Egbeleye, with his rich 15-year legacy at Marriott International that includes several luxury brand pre-openings such as  St. Regis, The Ritz-Carlton, and EDITION, excels in crafting luxurious and welcoming guest experiences. His attention to detail and commitment to excellence will ensure the most memorable of stays at the resort.

Bringing a wealth of culinary experience from the world of business and entertainment, and from his time at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, The Ritz-Carlton and Raffles, along with pre-openings including the EDITION London, Director of Food and Beverage, Deniz Kinali is tasked with leading the resort’s collection of dining venues as well as delivering elevated customer experiences.  

Maha Bourachi, a strategic sales and marketing powerhouse, has been named the Director of Sales and Marketing at The St. Regis Al Mouj Muscat Resort. Bourachi’s prowess and proven track record established in the luxury market, honed at various St. Regis properties including The St. Regis Doha, is set to position the resort as a top luxury destination in Oman.  

With a career spanning across 20 years in luxury hotels in the Middle East, from Istanbul to Muscat, Director of Revenue Management, Orhan Karadeniz brings a wealth of experience and exceptional market knowledge. In this new leadership role, he is tasked with driving the resort towards financial success and operational excellence.


Haitham Loulak, a seasoned financial leader with a decade of experience at The St. Regis Doha, has been appointed as the Director of Finance. Loulak’s financial management strategies are poised to ensure the resort’s financial prosperity and sustainable luxury.


A seasoned Multi-Property Director of Engineering, Taha Mokhtar joined Marriott in 2002 and since then has played a pivotal role in openings and supporting hotels in Egypt, Ghana and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Taha brings over 20 years’ experience in the hotel industry, with extensive expertise in innovative technologies and operational standards. In this new role, Taha will oversee maintenance and upkeep for the St. Regis Residences and the resort.

Khalid Al Abri, Director of Human Resources, brings over 20 years of HR experience from the United States and Oman. With an expertise in localisation and career development, Al Abri Excels in creating cultures of excellence and inclusivity. With a track record of launching numerous upscale hotels in the GCC, USA, and Oman, AlAbri’s skill in developing talent is essential for maintaining the exceptional service standards of the St. Regis brand, while fostering a vibrant and dedicated workforce.

Director of Residences, Asma Hamila, brings 23 years of international experience in hospitality, including key leadership roles at various Marriott brands, and has recently excelled as Hotel Manager at Marriott Executive Apartments during major international events in Doha. Asma’s dedication to excellence and passion for travel promise to elevate guest experiences at the luxury residences.

As The St. Regis Al Mouj Muscat Resort is poised to open its doors, it will invite guests to immerse themselves in exquisite experiences. Nestled in one of Muscat’s most prestigious neighbourhoods, this beacon of elegance offers 250 lavishly appointed guest rooms and suites with private balconies, showcasing breath-taking views and epitomizing luxury living. The resort’s yachting-inspired architecture and interior seamlessly blend with the mesmerizing oceanic backdrop. Guests can indulge in opulent facilities including the Guerlain Spa and a palatable adventure with nine unique dining outlets, featuring renowned names like Em Sherif, Novikov Café, Coya, Roberto’s, Hakkasan, along with Rumman, Karibu, The Stage, and Sukkar each offering a distinct gourmet experience. 

Under the guidance of the esteemed Executive Committee, The St. Regis Al Mouj Muscat Resort is poised to bring the brand’s renowned bespoke service, cherished rituals and vanguard spirit to Oman. The team’s diverse backgrounds and expertise will ensure that every stay is marked by impeccable service, luxurious comfort, and a deep connection to the captivating surroundings of Oman.

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