He first joined AccorHotels in 2008, working for Sofitel El Gezirah in Cairo, Egypt as food & beverage manager until 2011.

He then moved to the United Arab Emirates as the assistant director of food & beverage at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche for two years, and later was promoted to the role of director of food & beverage in 2013, and then became executive assistant manager in 2015.

In 2017, he moved to Bahrain where he worked for Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thallassa Sea & Spa as director of operations and took over the responsibility of managing the property as acting General Manager by early 2018.

Hanayen holds a Bachelor's degree in Hospitality, Finance and Revenue Management, from the Glion Institute of Higher Education, in Bulle, Switzerland and a Master's degree in Hospitality Management from Cornell University.


Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa sea & spa


General Manager