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AccorHotels Announces Two New Chief Operating Officers

by Mahak Mannan | 01 Nov 2018

Sami Nasser and Marc Descrozaille appointed as chief operating officers Both will be based out of AccorHotels’ Dubai regional office and will report directly to Mark Willis who was recently appointed as the chief executive officer of AccorHotels Middle East and Africa. Commenting on the appointments, Mark Willis said: “Both Sami and Marc have demonstrated a

Anantara Sir Bani Yas appoints new hotel manager

by Mahak Mannan | 16 Jul 2018

The team at Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island has announced the promotion of Nico Vivier to hotel manager. South African born Vivier will oversee the operations across three properties, Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, Al Sahel Villa Resort, and Al Yamm Villa Resort on Sir Bani Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Vivier started his career

Hili Rayhaan by Rotana appoints new general manager

by Mahak Mannan | 21 May 2018

In his new role, Ibrahim Addam will oversee the provision of first-class hospitality at Rotana’s most recent luxury property in Al Ain. Managing the day-to-day running of Hili Rayhaan by Rotana, Ibrahim’s extensive scope of responsibilities cover all aspects of the hotel’s general operations, including recruitment, procurement, strategy and owner relationship for the 254-room property.

Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay Welcomes New Executive Chef

by Mahak Mannan | 13 May 2018

Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay has announced the appointment of Hyung Gyu Kim as the executive chef. With over 10 years of experience in the industry, the most recent being executive chef at W Hotel Doha, Hyung Gyu will now overlook all the culinary operations at Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay. A seasoned chef Kim learned the ropes

Trader Vic’s Hilton Dubai Jumeirah appoints new head chef

by Mahak Mannan | 10 May 2018

The tiki-bar has announced that Esteban Andres Gomez Coronado will overlook the culinary operations at the venue. Born in Chile in 1989, chef Coronado joined a culinary school at the age of 14. During his six year tenure, he developed skills that allowed him to work his way up to take on the role of

Radisson Blu Hotel Media City Appoints New General Manager

by Mahak Mannan | 12 Apr 2018

James Berry has taken over the role of general manager at the property. Hailing from England, Berry began his management career as a general manager in 2008 and brings with him over 20 years of experience in the hotel and hospitality industry. In his new role, he will oversee the 246 room property where his

Madinat Jumeirah Resort Appoints Eight New Chefs

by Mahak Mannan | 11 Apr 2018

Madinat Jumeirah, comprising of four hotels, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, Jumeirah Al Qasr, Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf and Jumeirah Al Naseem, has announced the appointment of seven new chefs who will be directed by new resort executive chef, Hans Lentz.   Before joining Madinat Jumeirah, chef Hans held the role of executive chef at the Hilton

Ritz-Carlton DIFC makes new appointment

by Mahak Mannan | 18 Mar 2018

Andrea Magno has joined The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) as executive assistant manager – food and beverage. Joining the hotel with over 15 years of professional hospitality experience, Magno will be responsible for all aspects of the hotel’s food and beverage operations and culinary departments. Prior to joining the team at The Ritz-Carlton,

Harnisch, former COO of Carlson Rezidor joins Emaar Hospitality Group

by Sophia Soltani | 15 Dec 2016

Emaar Properties PJSC has appointed Olivier Harnisch as the new Chief Executive Officer of Emaar Hospitality Group, its hospitality & leisure business.  A seasoned hotelier with more than 30 years of hospitality experience, Harnisch joins Emaar from his latest stint as COO in Brussels with Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group where he was responsible for a portfolio

GM from ABSHERON Hotel Group Baku joins Grand Millennium Al Wahda

by Sophia Soltani | 02 Nov 2016

Grand Millennium Al Wahda, Abu Dhabi has named Clive Smith as its new General Manager. Tasked with enforcing the property’s business vision, Smith brings with him over 20 year’s of experience. In his new tole he will oversee all aspects of the property in accordance with company mission statement. His role will include maximisation of









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