Best Western International has announced the appointment of Mr. Hartmut Noack as general manager of Best Western Premier Creek Hotel, Dubai.

Mr. Noack did his initial hotel training at the Professional College Hotel Industry Wuppertal, Germany. Today, he has over 30 years experience in hotel operations and is also a former holder of Ramada International’s Asia-Pacific general manager of the Year Award. He was most recently general manager at the 252-room Hanoi Horizon Hotel in Vietnam. Previously he was general manager of Ramada Hotel, Dubai, UAE and Okan Intercontinental Astana, Kazakhstan. He has also held senior positions with Crown Plaza, Shangri-La, and Hilton.

Mr. Noack’s other distinctions include the fact that he is an ISO 14001 certified auditor and has particularly well-developed human resources management skills. He cites sports, computer, traveling, and reading among his passions when not on the job.

Reporting to the Director of Operations Asia, Mr. Noack will assume his duties effective May 30, 2009.

“I am very pleased to take on this new assignment with such a dynamic organization as Best Western and particularly excited by the prospects for Best Western Premier Creek Hotel, Dubai, which is one of the finest hotels in one of the world’s most rapidly-developing regions of the world,” Mr. Noack said of his new appointment.