Asaad Farag has been named vice president of hotel operations at the MotorCity Hotel & Casino in Detroit, Mich. Farag’s responsibilities will include all aspects of hotel operations including the spa, retail, catering and conference sales. A native of Egypt and a U.S citizen, Farag brings to the MotorCity team more than 20 years of hotel management experience at some of the world's most impressive properties. Prior to his new assignment, Farag was general manager of the Conrad Istanbul. He also served as general manager of the Regent Wall Street Hotel & Spa in New York City and was a member of the start-up team for the exclusive Stirling Club Turnberry Place in Las Vegas, serving as vice president and general manager.