Appointments

Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah promotes director of operations to hotel manager

by Dina Maaty | 17 Sep 2019

Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah has announced the appointment of Marco Pedna as hotel manager, from director of operations. According to the property, in this new role, Pedna will oversee all aspects of the operations and strategic performance for Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah. With more than 14 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, Pedna

Millennium Hotels and Resorts promotes Kevork Deldelian to CEO

by Dina Maaty | 10 Sep 2019

Millennium Hotels & Resorts has promoted Kevork Deldelian to chief executive officer for the Middle East and Africa region. Deldenian has been the chief operating officer of Millennium Hotels & Resorts for the Middle East and Africa region since March 2017. He has introduced three new brands to the Middle East region, namely Millennium Place,

Swissôtel Al Ghurair names general manager

by Dina Maaty | 09 Sep 2019

Accor has appointed Dominic Arel as general manager of Swissôtel Al Ghurair and Swissôtel Living Al Ghurair. According to the property, joining from Al Wadi MGallery Doha within the Accor portfolio, Arel will lead the strategic direction and operations of the Swissôtel Al Ghurair complex. He previously held the roles of hotel manager for Sofitel

Towers Rotana Dubai appoints director of revenue

by Dina Maaty | 02 Sep 2019

Towers Rotana Dubai, a 375-room hotel located on Sheikh Zayed Road, has appointed Elie Abdo as the new director of revenue. According to the property, Abdo will be responsible for driving revenue and e-distribution efforts for rooms, suites and apartments, in addition to three dining and entertainment outlets, meeting rooms, and a fitness centre. Abdo

Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences Emirates Pearl appoints director of sales and marketing

by Dina Maaty | 28 Aug 2019

Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences Emirates Pearl has appointed Rene Mayer as its new director of sales and marketing. Educated at Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, New York, Mayer has worked for several hotel groups including InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Kempinski Hotels and Starwood Hotels & Resorts. “I’m really excited to join

TIME Grand Plaza Hotel appoints general manager

by Dina Maaty | 27 Aug 2019

UAE-headquartered hospitality company TIME Hotels has appointed Bernard Fantoli as the new general manager of TIME Grand Plaza Hotel in Dubai. According to TIME, Fantoli will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the 232-room hotel, including the recruitment and development of staff, annual budgets and assuring the highest levels of guest satisfaction are met.

Dress Best Uniforms and Corporate Wear appoints new managing director for the Middle East and Africa region

by Dina Maaty | 22 Aug 2019

Dress Best Uniforms and Corporate Wear has appointed Tolga Neftci as its new managing director for the Middle East and Africa region. The company was established in 1995 as a custom-made uniform supplier based in Istanbul, Turkey. According to the company, Neftci will be based in Dubai, overseeing the entire Operation in the region, and

Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites names hotel manager

by Dina Maaty | 18 Aug 2019

Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites has appointed Darin Davies as its new hotel manager. Davies started his hospitality career with Marriott in London, and held roles across different operational and sales disciplines, which include front of house manager, sales manager, rooms division manager, food and beverage manager, director of operations and director of sales

JA Resorts & Hotels appoints F&B team to lead 10 new restaurants

by Dina Maaty | 31 Jul 2019

JA Resorts & Hotels has added four new members to its F&B leadership to help launch 10 new restaurants in 2019. Heading the venues, set to open in collaboration with international chefs of Michelin star acclaim, are Olivier Belliard, director of Culinary and Kyra Bommelje, director of Food & Beverage – both at JA The

Emirates Palace welcomes new chef de cuisine

by Dina Maaty | 31 Jul 2019

Emirates Palace has appointed Johannes Tafel as its new chef de cuisine for Sayad Restaurant. A seafood restaurant, Sayad, which is Arabic for ‘fisherman’, boasts décor inspired by the Arabian Gulf. “With an array of top-quality ingredients so readily available, it’s a chef’s dream to be located in Abu Dhabi. From the fabulous fresh fish









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