Appointments

New DOSM At Crowne Plaza Dubai

by Mahak Mannan | 12 Feb 2019

Crowne Plaza Dubai has announced the appointment of Hitesh Mayor as director of sales & marketing. Hitesh has over 28 years of experience in hospitality, having held leadership positions with world-renowned brands in India, the UK, and the UAE. His sales career saw steady growth in the UAE market with strong performance in hotels such

Hilton Appoints Emma Banks as VP F&B Strategy & Development

by Mahak Mannan | 06 Feb 2019

Hilton has announced the appointment of Emma Banks as vice president, F&B Strategy & Development for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Based at Hilton’s MEA Area Office in Dubai, Banks will lead F&B strategy, as well as concept and product solution development and implementation across EMEA. In addition, she will oversee the sourcing and management

Chef Focus: The Italian Job

by Mahak Mannan | 28 Jan 2019

We spoke to chef Mariangela Ruggerio, the recently appointed head chef at Certo, Radisson Blu Dubai Media City, on her journey as a chef. Tell us a little bit about yourself. I had been working in sales and banking since I completed my education in Business Economics but after years of sitting behind a desk,

Marriott MEA Appoints New Chief Development Officer

by Mahak Mannan | 28 Jan 2019

Marriott International has appointed Jerome Briet as its chief development officer for the Middle East and Africa.   In his new role, Briet will oversee and drive the company’s growth through new-build, conversion, and franchise opportunities across new and established markets in the region. Briet was previously the regional vice president, Mixed-use Development for the Middle

Raffles Dubai Makes Two Senior Appointments

by Mahak Mannan | 24 Jan 2019

Raffles Dubai has made two senior female appointments, Evita Chidiac as director of rooms and Marina Kutskaya as spa manager. Chidiac will be responsible for overseeing all rooms division functions at Raffles Dubai and leading the teams to elevate guest satisfaction scores towards commercially impactful outcomes. With 15 years of managerial experience in luxury hospitality,

New DOSM At Millennium Airport Hotel

by Mahak Mannan | 20 Jan 2019

Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai has announced the appointment of Purnima Sunil as the director of sales and marketing. Sunil has over two decades of experience in the hospitality industry and her previous employment was with Bonnington Hotel Dubai, where she held the role of director of business development from 2015 to 2018. An Indian national,

Crowne Plaza Appoints New Commercial EAM

by Mahak Mannan | 06 Jan 2019

Crowne Plaza Dubai has announced the promotion of Halim Fouad to executive assistant manager, commercial. Fouad joined the Sheikh Zayed Road property two years ago as cluster director of revenue management and has since been looking after the Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi and Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown as well. In his new role as

New Director Of Revenue At Swissôtel

by Mahak Mannan | 30 Dec 2018

Ali Sadiq has been appointed as director of revenue at Swissôtel Al Ghurair. Swissôtel Al Ghurair has announced the appointment of Ali Sadiq as director of revenue at the property in Deira. Reporting to general manager Emiel van Dijk, Sadiq will play a vital role in achieving targeted goals and drive maximum revenue for the hotel.

New CCO at AccorHotels

by Mahak Mannan | 29 Nov 2018

AccorHotels has announced the appointment of Yigit Sezgin as its new chief commercial officer, Middle East & Africa. Based in Dubai, Sezgin will oversee all commercial disciplines for the region, including dedicated sales support, digital marketing, brand marketing, communications, loyalty, partnerships, business intelligence, and revenue management. One of his main priorities will be to lead

InterContinental Hotels Appoints New Director Of Marketing

by Mahak Mannan | 25 Nov 2018

Harriet Type has joined the IHG hotel cluster team in Dubai Festival City to head up marketing communications for the InterContinental, InterContinental Residence Suites, Crowne Plaza, and Holiday Inn. Type transferred from Crowne Plaza Dubai located on Sheikh Zayed Road and has been in the region for almost 13 years, having originally moved to the









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