Appointments

Radisson Hotel Group appoints rooms divisions manager

by Dina Maaty | 23 Feb 2020

Radisson Hotel Grouphas appointed Yana Bandurko as rooms division manager of the Radisson Blu Hotel Apartments Dubai Silicon Oasis. The Ukrainian national joined the Radisson Hotel Group in 2012, she started her journey at the Radisson Blu Hotel Kyiv Podil as Assistant Front Office Manager. Throughout her career, she has held several positions within the

The Ritz-Carlton appoints director of sales and marketing

by Dina Maaty | 23 Feb 2020

The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah sister properties Al Wadi Desert and Al Hamra Beach have appointed Adrian Hearn as the new director of sales and marketing.  Hearn has more than 17 years of experience working in luxury hospitality and has recently returned to The Ritz-Carlton brand following a three-year period as Director of Sales at the Sheraton Mall of the Emirates property in Dubai. According to the property, he is now

Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche names general manager

by Dina Maaty | 20 Feb 2020

Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche has appointed Wesam Khouran as general manager. According to the property, in his new role, Khouran will oversee and drive the successful performance of the hotel in accordance with company standards, mission statement, vision, and values. Khouran brings a wealth of over 18 years’ experience within the hospitality industry, with predominant

The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort announces F&B appointments

by Dina Maaty | 19 Feb 2020

The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi has announced new F&B appointments. Sat at the helm of the kitchen operations for the resort, Michael Gremer brings with him more than two decades of culinary expertise and will be responsible for boosting the gastronomic experiences currently available at its restaurants, according to the property. Hailing from Germany,

Mercure Dubai Barsha Heights appoints director of sales and marketing

by Dina Maaty | 12 Feb 2020

Mercure Dubai Barsha Heights has appointed Emma HasanVand as director of sales and marketing.  Prior to joining Mercure Dubai Barsha Heights, the world’s largest Mercure Hotel in the Accor portfolio with 1015 keys, HasanVand was associated with luxury and upscale hotels in the UAE such as Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Sofitel The Palm, Fairmont The Palm, Crowne Plaza

Trader Vic’s Hilton Dubai Jumeirah appoints head chef

by Dina Maaty | 12 Feb 2020

Trader Vic’s Hilton Dubai Jumeirah has appointed a new head chef. Hailing from Mexico, Chef Rene Alejandrio graduated in 2009 from Escuela Culinaria Del Sureste. Alejandrio has worked across a number of establishments in Dubai such as Maya, Modern Mexican Kitchen and Zoco Cocina to name a few where he has held the position of

Rotana names new cluster general manager

by Dina Maaty | 10 Feb 2020

Rotana Hotel Management has appointed Timur Ilgaz as the cluster general manager for Arjaan Dubai Media City and Centro Barsha in Dubai. Ilgaz has been associated with Rotana for over 13 years. He has more than 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry where he worked previously in different countries including Turkey, Canada, Czech

Fairmont Ajman appoints executive chef

by Dina Maaty | 09 Feb 2020

Fairmont Ajman has appointed Rober Salloum as executive chef for the 252-key luxury beachfront resort. As a culinary veteran with more than 20 years’ of experience in the United Arab Emirates, Salloum’s career in Dubai started in 1999 as Demi Chef de Partie, followed by his move to Burj Al Arab the year after, where

Mercure Dubai Barsha Heights names director of finance

by Dina Maaty | 09 Feb 2020

Mercure Dubai Barsha Heights has appointed Levent Tasbas as its director of finance. Prior to his move to Dubai to join the team at Mercure Dubai Barsha Heights, the world’s largest Mercure Hotel in the Accor portfolio with 1,015 keys, some of his previous positions include Multi-property Director of Finance & Accounting at Goddess of Bodrum

Marriott International names chief sales and marketing officer for EMEA regions

by Dina Maaty | 05 Feb 2020

Marriott International today announced that Marriott veteran, Neal Jones, has taken on the role of chief sales & marketing officer, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) as part of the company’s EMEA leadership team led by Liam Brown, group president, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Neal began his career at Marriott International in London over









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