Appointments

New Director of F&B at Southern Sun Abu Dhabi

by Mahak Mannan | 16 Oct 2018

Shannon Stickells joins Southern Sun Abu Dhabi as the new food & beverage director from Abu Dhabi National Hotels. Utilising over 20 years of specialist experience from leading hotels across globe including Australia, USA, Asia and international cruise ship, Stickells will be responsible for the operations of the hotel’s six F&B outlets including The Foundry

Hyatt Hotels To Hire 10,000 Opportunity Youth BY 2025

by Mahak Mannan | 16 Oct 2018

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced the launch of RiseHY, a new global program designed to pair the hospitality industry’s career opportunities with young people who need them. As part of the initiative, Hyatt hotels around the world commit to hiring 10,000 opportunity youth who are people aged 16 to 24 who are neither in school nor

Emaar Appoints First Female Emirati General Manager

by Mahak Mannan | 15 Oct 2018

Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure business of Emaar Properties PJSC, has set a new milestone in Emiratisation in the hospitality sector with the appointment of UAE National Sharihan Al Mashary as the general manager of Manzil Downtown. Olivier Harnisch, CEO of Emaar Hospitality Group, said: “We are delighted to appoint our first female

TIME Hotels appoints new executive chef

by Mahak Mannan | 03 Oct 2018

TIME Hotels, the UAE-headquartered hospitality company and hotel operator, has enhanced its culinary offerings with the appointment of a new executive chef and the opening of two new F&B outlets, Pranzo and Mugs & Munch. Hailing from South Florida in the USA, chef Adam Schorr joins TIME Oak Hotel & Suites with over 20 years

Habtoor Palace Appoints New GM

by Mahak Mannan | 25 Sep 2018

The recently re-branded Habtoor Palace, LXR Hotels & Resorts, has announced that Wael Maatouk has been appointed as the hotel’s new general manager. In his official role, Maatouk will solidify Habtoor Palace, LXR Hotels & Resorts’s reputation as one of Dubai’s leading luxury hotels, as well as overseeing  day-to-day operations, profitability, and overall guest satisfaction.

AccorHotels Appoints Regional CEO

by Mahak Mannan | 11 Sep 2018

Mark Willis to oversee a portfolio of 400 hotels in operation and pipeline and to drive continued growth and performance AccorHotels has announced the appointment of Mark Willis as the chief executive officer, AccorHotels Middle East and Africa. Based in Dubai, Willis will be responsible for overseeing a combined network of close to 400 hotels

New Resident Manager at Baleed Resort Salalah

by Mahak Mannan | 05 Sep 2018

Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara has announced the appointment of its new resident manager. Adil Al Lawati joins the resort following 18 years of experience garnered from working in various companies across the globe. Adil has previously worked locally with brands like Al Sawadi Beach Resort, Millennium Resort Mussanah, and Six Senses Zighy Bay Resort and

New Executive Group Chef at JRG Dubai

by Mahak Mannan | 30 Aug 2018

JRG Dubai, the home-grown restaurant management company, has promoted chef Ben Tobitt to the position of group executive chef, the group’s most senior culinary post. Having joined JRG Dubai in 2011 as sous chef at The Ivy, Tobitt steps into the group executive chef role after serving as group head chef since July 2015. With

New General Manager at Al Habtoor City

by Mahak Mannan | 27 Aug 2018

Al Habtoor City has announced the appointment of Fredrik Reinisch to the position of complex general manager for its Hotel Collection. Reinisch joins the multi-hotel complex, located on Sheikh Zayed Road, from the Habtoor Grand Resort in Dubai Marina, where he worked as general manager since October 2015. A highly motivated and experienced hotel and

JRG Appoints New Managing Director

by Mahak Mannan | 16 Aug 2018

Emma Banks has assumed the position of managing director at JRG Dubai, the home-grown restaurant management company, which is part of Dubai Holding. British national Banks, who assumes the managing director position after consolidating JRG Dubai’s award-winning brand portfolio of 23-plus venues and international franchises since being named general manager in 2015, has now been









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