Iftikhar Hamdani is the cluster general manager for Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman, Ramada Beach Hotel Ajman and the new Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche. Hamdani has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He started his career at Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman in 2009 when he joined as director of sales and marketing, and was later promoted to executive assistant manager. Within eight months, he was again promoted to the role of general manager, bringing several changes in hotel operations and hotel performance.
While at Ramada, he was named as Brand Ambassador of Wyndham Hotel Group due to his active involvement in various charitable and sustainable programmes at the property. Through his ground-breaking environmental initiatives such as the Zero Landfill Project and Urban Farm, the hotel won the Wyndham Hotel Group’s Green Award in 2013 and 2014. Hamdani was bestowed with Wyndham Hotel Group EMEA President’s Award for CSR 2016 and recently won the CSR Professional of the Year at the Gulf Sustainability and CSR Awards 2018.
Iftikhar Hamdani was named as CSR Champion 2015 and 2017, and General Manager of Year 2016 at Hozpitality Excellence Awards, and has been selected as speaker in some of the environmental sustainability conferences, including Sustainable Development Congress, Ajman Green Economy Conference; GCC Ecotourism Conference, Hotelier Sustainability Summit, among others.
The hotel also bagged the Best Environmental Hotel title at Middle East and North Africa Travel Awards 2014, Waste Management Award at Gulf Sustainability and CSR Awards 2016, has been Green Globe certified since 2015 and a member of the United Nations Global Compact.