The Cristal Group has announced the appointment of Roland Debs as the General Manager of Cristal Erbil Hotel. A maven hotelier with 20 years of experience across three continents, Roland spent a big part of his career at Intercontinental Hotels Group in Europe and the Middle East.
Making the announcement, Peter Blackburn, CEO of Cristal Group, said, "Roland is a seasoned hotel professional with an established track record in the industry. We are confident under his great leadership Cristal Erbil Hotel will perform at the highest level".
Roland's experience spans across all aspects of the hospitality industry - from hotel openings to revamping and rebranding, mounting hospitality divisions and consulting. With a multicultural exposure and personality, Roland has an outstanding ability to adapt to varied situations, cultures and challenges.
Expressing his delight, Roland said, "I am really excited about this new challenge and pleased to be part of the Cristal Group. It is a wonderful opportunity and I look forward to establishing Cristal Erbil Hotel as a preferred business and leisure address in Erbil".
Roland is an MBA holder from the ESCP Europe (Grandes Ecoles). He also gained with honors several certificates from the Cornell University.
Cristal Erbil Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the city in one of Erbil's landmark buildings alongside the 100m ring road, 15 minutes' drive from the airport. The deluxe property features 100 luxurious rooms and suites equipped with the finest amenities.
On site are outstanding dining and recreation facilities including 24-hour lobby lounge, an all-day-dining restaurant, specialized Oriental restaurant, exclusive Cristal Spa with massage/treatment rooms, sauna, steam rooms, Jacuzzis, Olympic indoor swimming pool, and multi-purpose gym.
The hotel is equally well-endowed with business and banquet facilities and boasts a business centre at the Club Lounge, a boardroom with a capacity to accommodate 20 delegates as well as a luxurious ballroom that can host up to 300 people. Complementing the signature Cristal hospitality is the latest in touch screen LCD technology and all state-of-the-art facilities.