Meet the social face of the capital’s flourishing Food & Beverage dining scene.
Bab Al Qasr Hotel & Residences is excited to announce Mr. Elias Saad as newly appointed Food & Beverage Director. With over 20 years’ experience in Abu Dhabi’s Food & Beverage scene, he is tasked to transform and upscale the whole dining experience.
In 1999, he was first appointed as Assistant Food & Beverage Manager at Hilton Hotel. Throughout his career he worked with well-acclaimed hotels such as Le Royal Meridien, Emirates Palace, Le Meridien and Fairmont and held roles such as: Director of Special Events, Operations Manager, Food & Beverage and Business Development Manager. As a Food & Beverage and Business Development Manager in Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Elias implemented new dining concepts, improved processes, won awards and raised a strong F&B culture.
Although he has a vast hospitality industry experience, Elias is a Millennial or Gen Z by heart, #findaway is his motto and he is well recognised for his PR & Sales skills in the Capital. He is a self-made social influencer and a foodie having over 10.000 online reviews and over 20.000 followers throughout his social media accounts and groups.
With his passion for exemplary service and strong food and beverage background, Elias will certainly be an asset for Bab Al Qasr Hotel & Residences, channelling his experience to all F&B operations, bringing innovation and raising awareness within his network.
He is also known for his “can-do” attitude and while asked what his biggest achievement was, Elias, with a smile on his face mentioned, “In 2019 I was part of implementing the initiative to donate leftover food of our Friday mega brunch to feed shelter dogs. We were the first to implement it and we were the ones to receive the “Best Environment Initiative” Award from Abu Dhabi Government recognizing our efforts, whilst competing with big companies in Abu Dhabi.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Elias Saad to Bab Al Qasr Hotel & Residences. He brings with him a vast knowledge, great passion and the right attitude. While having a luxury dining background and refreshing ideas, we look forward to working with him on redefining our dining experience and making it relevant in the new norm,” commented Nemo Acimovic, Bab Al Qasr Hotel & Residences General Manager.
About Bab Al Qasr Hotel & Residences
Bab Al Qasr Hotel & Residences is a unique new landmark on Abu Dhabi’s ever-changing skyline with iconic architecture and traditionally inspired Arabian décor combined to create a contemporary celebration of Arabian hospitality. Bab Al Qasr Hotel comprises a total of 677 spacious and luxurious guest rooms (412) and apartments (265) all designed to capture the heritage of the region. Rooms offer a variety of landmark Abu Dhabi views of the Presidential Palace, the Corniche and Seaview. The hotel overlooks a 140m private beach with facilities for recreational activities that includes a fitness centre and a 35m infinity swimming pool, and features an all-day dining restaurant Artisan Kitchen, Mediterranean with Middle Eastern flair restaurant Rosemary Restaurant, the cozy, yet stylish Rosé Lounge Bar, Morjana Café and the pool and beachside-facing Loop Bar and Restaurant and large Meeting and Conference facilities.
Bab Al Qasr Hotel & Residences located in the city of Abu Dhabi is just a short walk from the Marina Shopping Centre and Heritage village, and 30 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport.