Talent

New Senior Development Manager At Park Regis Kris Kin

by Mahak Mannan | 19 Mar 2019

Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel an upscale five-star property located opposite of Burjuman Centre has recently appointed Samy Kamal Abd El Hammed as senior development manager. Hammed will oversee corporate and government accounts in the region and will work closely with Ovidiu Marica, director of sales. Hammed brings with him more than 12 years’ extensive

Shangri-La Hotel Dubai Appoints New Executive Chef

by Mahak Mannan | 04 Mar 2019

Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai has announced the appointment of executive chef, Nikolaos Tsimidakis. Hailing from Greece, Chef Tsimidakis has over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry and has spent seven of the 25 years in Dubai. His career has taken him across the globe with positions based in Europe, Oceania, and the United States

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 DOSM At Crowne Plaza Dubai

by Mahak Mannan | 12 Feb 2019

Crowne Plaza Dubai has announced the appointment of Hitesh Mayor as director of sales & marketing. Hitesh has over 28 years of experience in hospitality, having held leadership positions with world-renowned brands in India, the UK, and the UAE. His sales career saw steady growth in the UAE market with strong performance in hotels such

Millennium Hotels and Resorts Aims To Accelerate Emiratisation

by Mahak Mannan | 29 Jan 2019

The initiative will help boost Emiratisation in the UAE’s booming hospitality and tourism industry. Millennium Hotels & Resorts has launched the TooMooH Internship Development tier as part of the TooMooH program, a programme to accelerate Emiratisation and promote regional talent and leadership development in the hospitality sector. This programme aims to integrate UAE nationals into

Chef Focus: The Italian Job

by Mahak Mannan | 28 Jan 2019

We spoke to chef Mariangela Ruggerio, the recently appointed head chef at Certo, Radisson Blu Dubai Media City, on her journey as a chef. Tell us a little bit about yourself. I had been working in sales and banking since I completed my education in Business Economics but after years of sitting behind a desk,

Raffles Dubai Makes Two Senior Appointments

by Mahak Mannan | 24 Jan 2019

Raffles Dubai has made two senior female appointments, Evita Chidiac as director of rooms and Marina Kutskaya as spa manager. Chidiac will be responsible for overseeing all rooms division functions at Raffles Dubai and leading the teams to elevate guest satisfaction scores towards commercially impactful outcomes. With 15 years of managerial experience in luxury hospitality,

Kempinski Hotel MOE Supports Local Talent

by Mahak Mannan | 23 Jan 2019

To celebrate Dubai’s vibrant culture and rising musical stars, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates has launched Kempinski Concertini, a series of mini-concerts which debuted at the hotel on 20 January. Once a month, the hotel’s Lobby Lounge will be transformed into a stage for young artists to perform their talent and impress audiences with virtuoso interpretations

New DOSM At Millennium Airport Hotel

by Mahak Mannan | 20 Jan 2019

Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai has announced the appointment of Purnima Sunil as the director of sales and marketing. Sunil has over two decades of experience in the hospitality industry and her previous employment was with Bonnington Hotel Dubai, where she held the role of director of business development from 2015 to 2018. An Indian national,

Onwards And Upwards

by Mahak Mannan | 10 Jan 2019

26-year-old Deanna Naidoo recently took the reins at Table 9, Hilton Dubai Creek as senior chef de partie and acting head chef. We caught up with the South African chef on her journey in the hospitality industry. Tell us a little bit about yourself. I started my career at Capsicum Culinary Studio in Pretoria, South









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