A new appointment at the luxury hotel Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem: Amir Abu Arfa (35) has been appointed to the position of Chief Operating Officer of the luxury hotel Waldorf Astoria.

Amir comes to the position of Chief Operating Officer with 16 years of experience in hotels. He has a degree in hotels and has undergone many trainings in Israel and abroad. Amir has been part of the hotel’s team since the opening in 2014, when he started working as a deputy reception manager. In the last 7 years he served as the reception manager and in the last year he was the manager of the rooms department at the hotel.

Amir will replace Sotirius Economou (49) who has been appointed to the position of CEO of the new Waldorf Astoria hotel in Minsk that will open in the spring of 2024.

The Waldorf Astoria Hotel Jerusalem is an international luxury hotel that belongs to the global Hilton chain. The hotel, known for its quality and the exceptional service and hospitality experience offered to guests, was recently selected for the fourth time as one of the five best hotels in North Africa and the Middle East for 2023 by the prestigious Travel + Leisure magazine.

Amir Abu Arfa: “I thank the hotel management for the promotion. Waldorf Astoria is a home for me and I will continue to act and do my best so that the momentum the hotel is in continues”.

Avner Onn, CEO of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, said that “We are happy about the appointment of Amir, a hardworking man with a lot of knowledge and abilities. I am sure that Amir, who is in a hotel that is opening and knows every corner of it, will help us to continue marching it forward. On my behalf and on behalf of the Hilton chain, we wish him and us much success”.

The Waldorf Astoria Hotel, which was built on the foundations of the famous luxury hotel – the Palace Hotel in Jerusalem, is considered the most expensive hotel project in Israel with an investment cost of approximately 150 million dollars and is recognized as one of the best hotels in the Middle East. The hotel, which is the only international luxury hotel in Jerusalem, has 226 rooms, of which 29 are suites, a magnificent ballroom, sophisticated meeting rooms, gourmet restaurants, an international luxury spa and a level of service and luxury never before seen in Israel.

Photo: Ortal Hazan