The Sicilia Italian restaurant in the Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai has announced the appointment of new chef de cuisine Raffaele Andreozzi. The 43-year-old Italian national, who hails from the Genoa region of Italy, joins Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai, following a two-year assignment at the Anantara Desert Island Resort on Sir Bani Yas, in Abu Dhabi.
Copthorne Hotel Dubai has appointed Kranthi Kumar to the position of revenue manager. In his new role, Kumar will be tasked with maximising overall revenue and identifying new business opportunities for Copthorne Hotel Dubai.
Bahi Ajman Palace, managed by Hospitality Management Holding (HMH), has appointed Pamini Hemaprabha to the position of executive housekeeper. Hemaprabha started her career as housekeeping supervisor and butler in 2003 in India. Since then, she has paved her path towards success through several leading positions in housekeeping. She is a gold medalist graduate of BSC
Rove Hotels has appointed the aptly-named Happyness Chipote to the position of chief happiness officer (CHO) with the responsibility of “instilling happiness and energy within Rovesters and Rovers across all Rove Hotels with his infectious laugh and enthusiasm”. Chipote will oversee the newly established Happiness Hub which includes 12 Rove Hotels team members, known as Happy Rovesters, drawn from different department across
Patrick Moukarzel has been named as the general manager of Al Bait Sharjah – the 53-key hotel scheduled to open later this year. Since his last role with General Hotel Management (GHM) as a general manager in Suzhou, Moukarzel has managed luxury hotels in Penang, Malaysia and in Maldives where he shepherded the Soneva Jani from
Sandra Simone Leibrock has joined Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts as director of sales & marketing and will be overseeing two properties in Muscat – Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa and Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa. She will also lead the repositioning efforts of Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa as a private standalone
Fairmont Dubai has announced the appointment of Valerie Vayssiere as director of sales and marketing. Valerie joins Fairmont Dubai from her most recent role as director of sales at the Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal, a position she held since June 2015. Prior to this role, she was the Director of Sales at Shangri-La
Karim Nahas has been named as the general manager at the soon-to-open Pearl Rotana Abu Dhabi. Nahas brings nearly three decades’ of regional experience in the hospitality industry to the role. As general manager at Pearl Rotana Abu Dhabi, he will oversee the upcoming launch, as well as all management functions, hotel operations and innovative
Wyndham Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Dino Van Eeckhaut as cluster general manager for three of the group’s hotels in Dubai. In his new role, Van Eeckhaut will be responsible for guiding the overall direction and strategic priorities of the cluster of three hotels: Wyndham Dubai Marina, the group’s first property in Dubai
Hospitality Management Holding (HMH) has appointed Shahzad Butt as the new general manager of the Coral Dubai Al Barsha Hotel. Butt brings over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry worldwide and has run multiple award-winning hotels in the UAE. Butt said, “I am truly honoured to join the Coral Dubai Al Barsha Hotel,