Maram Guqandi

Maram Guqandi is the first Saudi woman to serve as General Manager at the Park Inn Bay Radisson in Jeddah and in the hospitality industry in Saudi Arabia generally.

مرام قوقندي

Guqandi accepted the position in March 2017, and within a few months, proved her competence by winning the 2017 International Hospitality Award for Best Hotel Officer at the 18th session of the World Hospitality Awards held in Paris last November. Accordingly, she became the first Saudi woman to serve as general manager in the hospitality sector worldwide and win this title.

Guqandi received her Bachelor of International Hospitality Management degree from Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK in 2015 and also worked as a real estate consultant at Emaar during the same year.

Between 2010 and 2012, she served as Sales Director at Park Hyatt, and as Regional Sales Manager between 2007 and 2008.