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Sebastien Scheeg Named General Manager of DoubleTree by Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Corniche Hotel & Residences

by Dina Maaty | 09 Jun 2019

DoubleTree by Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Corniche Hotel & Residences has appointed Sebastien Scheeg as its new General Manager. Scheeg most recently served as the Commercial Director of DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai, Business Bay. “We would like to congratulate Sebastien on his new role and wish him all success for the future. Sebastien’s passion, dedication

Sofitel the Palm Dubai’s , Christophe Schnyder, discusses the importance of direct conversations

by Dina Maaty | 09 Jun 2019

It is no secret that advances in technology have changed our world; routines are more fast-paced and we have quick access to solutions and data. The world is better because of technology – that is a certainty. It’s very common for us today to just click a button and get through a load of work

McGettigan’s Group’s group executive chef, Derek Flynn, reveals more about his F&B journey

by Dina Maaty | 09 Jun 2019

McGettigan’s Group’s group executive chef, Derek Flynn, reveals more about his F&B journey, and why the Irish brand remains popular nearly a decade after its inception Share with our readers your journey in the F&B industry; how did you arrive at your current role? Wow, that would be a very long answer as I have

Ian Rydin named General Manager at Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai

by Dina Maaty | 16 May 2019

Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai appoints Ian Rydin as its new General Manager.  Rydin will oversee the overall operations and strategic direction of the 396-room, five-star property including its eight dining outlets. “I am honored to join Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai and be a key driver in ensuring the success of the

Hospitality Management Holding promotes Haytham Abdelaziz to Director of Operations

by Dina Maaty | 16 May 2019

Hospitality Management Holding (HMH), the region’s largest hotel management company specialized in the dry sector and with an expanding portfolio across the Middle East and North Africa, is delighted to announce the promotion of Mr. Haytham Abdelaziz from Cluster General Manager of Bahi Ajman Palace & Coral Beach Resort to the role of Director of

JAMES THOMPSON APPOINTED AS DIRECTOR, FOOD & BEVERAGE, FAIRMONT DUBAI

by Dina Maaty | 15 May 2019

–Fairmont Dubai is pleased to announce the appointment of James Thompson as Director of Food and Beverage. James brings over 22 years of experience to this role having worked at prestigious hotels and restaurants throughout the United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates. Starting his career in independent restaurants, James has worked at various iconic restaurants

Media One appoints Christopher Lubk as new Director of Food & Beverage

by Dina Maaty | 12 May 2019

Christopher Lubk has joined the Media One family as the Director of Food & Beverage. A resident of Dubai for the past 13 years, Christopher moved to the city immediately after completing his Bachelors in Hotel Management from SRH Hotel Akademie in Dresden, Germany. Starting out with Jumeirah back in 2006, Christopher went onto work

Emirates Group appoints Hana Al Awadhi as Vice President HR

by Dina Maaty | 04 May 2019

The Emirates Group has announced the appointment of Hana Al Awadhi as Vice President HR earlier this month, overseeing dnata’s HR Business partnership at dnata Airport Operations in Dubai and accross the world. Hana started her career with Emirates in 2006 as a Human Resources Specialist in HR Business Support department, supporting Emirates Airport Services.

New Cluster General Manager of Grand Millennium Dubai and Business Bay

by Dina Maaty | 18 Apr 2019

Grand Millennium Dubai and Grand Millennium Business Bay has named Mrad El Khoury as the new Cluster General Manager of the two 5-star properties in Barsha Heights and in Business Bay. El Khoury joins the hotels with a wealth of experience in the Middle East hospitality sector having previously held several positions within international and

Sami Ounalli puts on his Resort Manager hat at Mövenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba

by Dina Maaty | 18 Apr 2019

. Mövenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba is pleased to welcome Sami Ounalli as new Resort Manager. The passionate Tunisian hotelier gained his in-depth tourism, hospitality and leadership experience over the last 20 years at hotels and travel agencies throughout the Middle East and Africa. Sami began his career by managing sales and marketing









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