Shangri-La Muscat Appoints New Director of Finance

Mehta, a Chartered Accountant, has secured executive roles at top hotel brands due to his financial expertise, leadership skills, and deep industry knowledge, focusing on the APEC region.

By Priyal Dutta
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Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa overlooks 500 meters of stunning coastline and is spread across two wings connected in their Arabian spirit of hospitality: Al Waha, "The Oasis," and Al Bandar, "The Town."

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Shangri-La Muscat has announced the appointment of Deepak Mehta as the resort’s new director of finance. Mehta joins the team from the St. Regis Maldives. Previously, he served as director of finance at Shangri-La, New Delhi. With nearly two decades of experience in financial management in the hospitality industry, he brings a wealth of expertise to the role. Mehta, a Chartered Accountant by training, has demonstrated strong financial acumen, leadership skills, and in-depth industry knowledge, leading to executive roles at some of the world’s most prestigious hotel brands, focusing on the APEC region.  

Deepak Mehta, Director of Finance, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah, Muscat

"I'm thrilled to be rejoining the Shangri-La Group and, specifically, to be part of the team in Muscat, which is currently experiencing significant growth. I am eager to collaborate with the executive and finance teams to enhance the property’s systems and strategies and contribute to the development of Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah and Shangri-La Al Husn," Mehta stated upon his appointment. 

The ecofriendly hotel also hosts Turtle Ranger programme that protects and nurtures new hatch-lings and turtle nests

According to an official release, Mehta's attention to detail will play a crucial role in refining the complex's financial management strategy. The complex offers 640 rooms and suites.

Nick Flynn, Hotel Manager of Shangri-La Muscat, Oman

Nick Flynn, the resort’s hotel manager, added: "Deepak will be a key executive member, bolstering the resort's financial planning and analysis capabilities and ensuring adherence to all regulations. This will help drive revenue growth and achieve significant improvements in costs and efficiency, ultimately leading to enhanced financial performance that aligns with the complex’s strategic business plan."

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