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PHILIPPE FRUGERE has been appointed as the general manager of Bayat Hotel by Cristal in Abha, ahead of its opening in June.

Frugere began his career in Cannes back in 1977 and over the years has worked with top hotels in France, Switzerland, Algeria and the Philippines, with his inaugual general manager position at Hotel Campo Dell'oro.

His first step into the Middle East region occurred in 2010 as the group general manager at Al Nahda Hotel in Oman.

With more than four decades of professional experience in the hospitality industry Frugere has earned many awards and recognitions such as Best General Manager by Worldwide Hospitality Awards while posted at Sun Hotels & Resorts Maldives.