Al Khoory Hotels Appoints New Senior Leadership Team

by Mahak Mannan | 05 Mar 2019

Al Khoory Hotels, the hospitality arm of family-owned UAE conglomerate Al Khoory Group, has announced changes in its executive management with a view to expand its market presence, drive sales, and improve operational efficiencies, guest reviews, and credibility. The group, which owns four properties in the mid-market segment in Dubai, is currently in a growth phase

New Chef De Cuisine At Waldorf Astoria RAK

by Mahak Mannan | 28 Feb 2019

Hilton Hotels has announced the appointment of Matteo Dayem as chef de cuisine at Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah’s poolside dining venue, Azure. Beginning his career in his home country, Italy in 2011, Dayem’s culinary journey first took him to Kurdistan in Iraq followed by Dubai, before he was appointed as chef de cusine at

New Hotel Manager at Hilton Dubai The Walk

by Mahak Mannan | 19 Nov 2018

Hilton Dubai The Walk has announced the appointment of Gisele Clark as the hotel manager at the property. Clark will be joining the hotel with over 20 years of experience in hospitality leadership, which includes managing and motivating teams to ensure they achieve high-quality results. An experienced hotelier, Clark has a proven track record of

Towers Rotana appoints new executive chef

by Staff Writer | 06 Feb 2018

Dubai property Towers Rotana has made two new appointments with Cihan Kucukcavdar joining as the new executive chef. Previously at Hilton Hotel & Resorts, Chef Cihan has been part of the industry for 12 years with his experience spanning across Turkey and Europe.   In his new role, Chef Cihan is set to bring in

Freedom Pizza hires director of operations

by Crystal Chesters | 14 Sep 2017

Dubai-founded Freedom Pizza has appointed Chris Daniels as its new director of operations. Daniels from the UK, has more than 20 years of experience in the F&B industry, most of which has been spent with Domino’s Pizza. Commenting on his appointment, Daniels said: “Freedom’s success and excellent standard of business in the UAE has caused

Media One Hotel makes two senior appointments

by Crystal Chesters | 07 Sep 2017

Media One Hotel in Dubai has made two senior appointments, with a new director of marketing and communications and a director of operations. Caroline Rowe has come on-board as director of marketing and communications, bringing more than 10 years’ global marketing strategy experience. Having started her career in Shanghai, Rowe worked for luxury destination, Three

Media One Hotel hires director of F&B

by Crystal Chesters | 27 Aug 2017

Media One has welcomed Simon Constant as director of food & beverage operations. Constant, who began his career in the UK and moved to Dubai in 2013, previously held roles including operations manager at Pacha Dubai and group operations manager at 1762. Commenting on his new position, Constant said: “As a Dubai resident, I’ve had

Chef Focus: Shanghai nights

by Crystal Chesters | 24 Aug 2017

Luo Bing, executive chef of Five Hospitality’s first F&B venture, Maiden Shanghai, explains how the contemporary concept stands apart with a menu representing four regions of China. Tell me about your career as a chef so far? I started out as Sichuan chef at the Sichuan Minshan Hotel and progressed quickly to head chef and

New F&B manager for Kempinski Hotel Ajman

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Aug 2017

The 182-key Kempinski Hotel Ajman has hired Melanie Munoz as food & beverage manager to oversee its 10 outlets. A French national with 14 years’ experience, Munoz has worked for five-star properties in France, Turkey, the Caribbean, New Zealand, French Polynesia and Thailand. In her new role, she leads a team of 75 staff and

Dubai Marriott Harbour makes four F&B appointments

by Crystal Chesters | 17 Aug 2017

Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites has appointed four new members of its food, beverage and entertainment team to enhance the operations of its outlets, including the Observatory, The Croft and Counter Culture Café. Sebastian Nohse, director of culinary at sister property JW Marriott Marquis Dubai will take the lead of the strategic direction of

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