Mövenpick Hotel JLT appoints new executive head chef

by Patrick Ryan | 14 Dec 2017

Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers has appointed Balveer Balkissoo as its new executive head chef. Balkissoo has worked for the Mövenpick Resorts & Spa Mauritius for over five years. “Chef Balveer’s skill and talent has already lead to significant changes during his first weeks with us. He wakes up with new ideas everyday and his enthusiasm […]

New managing director for Raffles Dubai and Sofitel Dubai Wafi

by Staff writer | 11 Dec 2017

AccorHotels has announced the appointment of Ayman Gharib as managing director for Raffles Dubai and Sofitel Dubai Wafi. In his new role, Gharib will oversee two of the group’s Dubai based flagship properties which are part of the AccorHotels Luxury Brands portfolio. He will continue to lead the iconic Raffles Dubai where he oversees the […]

Willis is named as Mövenpick Asia president

by Patrick Ryan | 07 Dec 2017

Mark Willis has been named as president – Asia at Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts. Willis’ most recent role was as senior area vice president Middle East, Turkey & Africa at Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. “This is an incredibly exciting time to join Mövenpick, which is already regarded as one of Asia’s most service-driven international hotel companies,” […]

New GM for Ramada Downtown Dubai

by Patrick Ryan | 29 Nov 2017

R Hotels has appointed Mark Fernando as the new general manager at Ramada Downtown Dubai. Fernando has more than 30 years of hospitality experience with a proven track record on hotel operations, revenue management and business development. He worked with Starwood Hotels and Resorts for more than 25 years, spanning roles across various properties including […]

Raffles Dubai appoints director of sales & marketing

by Patrick Ryan | 21 Nov 2017

Raffles Dubai has announced the appointment of  Zeynep Ӧden Ağagil as director of sales & marketing. She joins the team at Raffles Dubai from Ciragan Palace Kempinski in Istanbul, where she held the role of director of sales & marketing for the previous two years. Prior to this, she was director of sales at Raffles Istanbul […]

New executive assistant manager at Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar

by Patrick Ryan | 20 Nov 2017

Rajaa Obeid has been appointed as the executive assistant manager of the Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort in Oman. Obeid’s career has taken him around the Middle East, with significant experience working in the food and beverage departments at hotels in the Dubai. He cut his teeth as a food and beverage manager across a […]

Major appointment by Carlson Rezidor

by Patrick Ryan | 16 Nov 2017

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Tim Cordon as the new area senior vice president for the Middle East, Turkey & Africa. Cordon, who is a British national, has been with Carlson Rezidor since 2003 and began his career in the UK, holding leadership positions at Carlson Rezidor’s hotels in Manchester and London. […]

New director of HR at Amwaj Rotana JBR

by Patrick Ryan | 08 Nov 2017

Amwaj Rotana at at Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) has appointed Andrei Karpovich as director of human resources. Karpovich is no stranger to Rotana Hotels and has over 10 years of hotel experience in the UAE alone. He first joined Rotana in Abu Dhabi in June 2009 and has since expanded his career within the company with two […]

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts makes major announcement

by Patrick Ryan | 01 Nov 2017

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has appointed Amir Lababedi to spearhead its expansion strategy in Europe and North Africa. Lababedi, who has played a key role leading Mövenpick in the Middle East and Africa, with 47 properties across 10 Arab countries, has assumed the newly-created vice president development Europe & North Africa role, and will be […]

Ibis Styles Dubai Jumeira announces new GM

by Patrick Ryan | 01 Nov 2017

Ibis Styles Dubai Jumeira has announced the promotion of Muhammad Mujtaba Haider from hotel manager to general manager. In his role, Haider will continue to lead the daily operations of the 191-key property and head the sales and marketing, and food & beverage strategies to ensure healthy occupancy and profitability as well as guest satisfaction. […]

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