dmg makes series of senior appointments to design & hospitality divisions

by Sophia Soltani | 30 Aug 2016

Ahead of the Hotel Show Dubai, 2016, dmg Events, Middle East, Asia and Africa has made a series of senior appointments with two high-profile executives as it looks to drive greater growth in its design and hospitality divisions. Tony Crinion has been named as the portfolio director for design and Ray Tinston as the portfolio director for

One&Only Seef, Bahrain appoints new GM

by Sophia Soltani | 27 Aug 2016

One&Only Resorts has appointed Jerome Colson as the new general manager of One&Only Seef, Bahrain. In his new role, Colson will be responsible for the successful opening in 2017 and for the on-going operation of One&Only Seef, Bahrain.   Colson  joined One&Only in 2012 and was the hotel manager at One&Only Le Saint Géran, Mauritius, the

Marriott Al Jaddaf appoints Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences expert as new spa manager

by Sophia Soltani | 22 Aug 2016

Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf, Dubai has appointed Anand Kumar as the new spa manager of Saray Spa, where he will manage and lead the operational, strategic and financial performance of Saray Spa and Health Club. Kumar brings with him over 13 years of experience in the spa and hospitality industry having previously worked as the

IHG Festival City appoints Lebanese national as new DOSM

by Sophia Soltani | 19 Aug 2016

Sayed Tayoun has been appointed as the new area director of sales and marketing at InterContinental Hotels Dubai Festival City. Tayoun brings with him 15 years of hospitality experience and an extensive commercial background. Tayoun, a Lebanese national, originally started his career in Beirut and has held several leadership roles with IHG in the region. Prior

TIME Hotels names new Director of Revenue

by Sophia Soltani | 17 Aug 2016

TIME Hotels has appointed Laurent Barelier as the new corporate director of revenue management and e-distribution.  A graduate of the American College of Greece and holder of an MBA in International Hospitality Management from Cornell University, Paris, French national Barelier has over 17 years’ corporate hospitality experience having worked for a number of successful international

Dusit International appoints new SVP of Operations

by Sophia Soltani | 15 Aug 2016

Dusit International has announced the promotion of Thierry Douin to Senior Vice President of Hotel Operations. Douin, a French national, will lead and provide overall direction and guidance to Dusit’s business operations with the main objective of maximising growth and profitability.  He has over 35 years of experience within the hotel industry and has managed

Interview: Miss Lily’s executive chef, Adam Schop

by Crystal Chesters | 14 Aug 2016

Located within a quirky shipping container in Sheraton Grand hotel, colourful New-york brand Miss Lily’s ships diners away to a world of reggae music and authentic, Jamaican cuisine. Crystal Chesters catches up with executive chef Adam Schop to find out more On the fifth floor of Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai sits a black shipping container with

Interview: Solutions Leisure

by Crystal Chesters | 11 Aug 2016

Just four months after opening, Dubai’s alternative live music bar Lock Stock & Barrel has outperformed its targets by almost threefold. Solutions Leisure creative director Freek Teusink reveals the secret of the company’s success and its aggressive expansion plans for Dubai and beyond As Freek Teusink, creative director of Solutions Leisure, quite rightly admits, he

Meliá Doha appoints American Egyptian national as new General Manager

by Sophia Soltani | 09 Aug 2016

Meliá Doha has appointed Sherief Abouelmagd, an American Egyptian with over 28 years of hospitality experience as the new General Manager of the property.   After graduating in December 1988 with a Masters degree from Florida International University, in Hotel Management and Food Service, Abouelmagd begun his career with Marriott Hotels International in America. Abouelmagd continued

Jumeirah Group makes series of senior leadership appointments

by Sophia Soltani | 09 Aug 2016

Jumeirah Group has made a series of senior leadership appointments to its management teams. British National, Graham Kiy has been named as the group’s new  regional vice president where in his role he will head operations across Greater China, where currently there are eight hotels in Jumeirah’s  pipeline.  Kiy will also continue his responsibilities leading

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