Grand Millennium Business Bay appoints director of sales and marketing

by Dina Maaty | 19 Nov 2019

Grand Millennium Business Bay, located on Marasi Drive, has announced the appointment of Hussein Gamaleldin as director of Sales and Marketing of the hotel. Bringing over 18 years of extensive experience in sales and marketing in the hospitality industry, the property has announced that Gamaleldin will play a pivotal role in developing key strategies to

Jumeirah Group announces new appointments in the UAE, London and Frankfurt

by Dina Maaty | 17 Nov 2019

Jumeirah Group has announced four new appointments for prominent positions in key markets of the hospitality groups’ local and international portfolio, including Abu Dhabi, Dubai, London and Frankfurt. In London, The Carlton Tower, Jumeirah announced the appointment of Aaron Kaupp, regional vice president of London properties and Jumeirah Frankfurt, and General Manager of The Carlton

Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City appoints guest service manager

by Dina Maaty | 12 Nov 2019

Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City has appointed Claudia Pittau as its guest service manager. Pittau is originally from Sardinia, Italy, and joins the hotel after spending four years in London where she began her career as a receptionist at Hilton, to later become guest relations manager at InterContinental London – The O2. According to

Hyatt Place Dubai/Jumeirah appoints assistant hotel manager

by Dina Maaty | 03 Nov 2019

Hyatt Place Dubai/Jumeirah, the newly opened flagship property of Hyatt’s select service brand, has appointed Miljana Zvicer as assistant hotel manager. A Hyatt veteran, according to the property, Zvicer will support the operations and functionality of the 204-room and 84-apartment Hyatt Place Dubai/Jumeirah.  Before joining Hyatt Place Dubai/Jumeirah, her tenure at Grand Hyatt Dubai comprised

Kerten Hospitality appoints country director to lead KSA expansion

by Dina Maaty | 31 Oct 2019

Specialist mixed-use operator Kerten Hospitality has appointed Saudi national Mishary Alhajery to spearhead the company’s plans for expansion in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Kerten Hospitality manages a collection of aspirational and lifestyle-driven brands in the mid-market and upscale segments, from hotels and serviced apartments to residential, offices, F&B and retail. The group’s first project

Fairmont The Palm announces three new appointments

by Dina Maaty | 31 Oct 2019

Fairmont The Palm has announced three new appointments within its team, a new director of engineering, Satish Patil, a new director of revenue, Elida Tjonndal and a new PR and communications manager, Clare Riddle.  According to the property, Patil will be responsible for ensuring operational excellence for all the technical aspects of the resort, enhancing

Marriott Hotel Al Forsan Abu Dhabi names general manager

by Dina Maaty | 28 Oct 2019

Marriott Hotel Al Forsan Abu Dhabi has announced the appointment of David Lance as general manager. According to the property, in his role starting on November 1, Lance will oversee the management and operations of the five-star property nestled within Khalifa City. Lance brings more than 20 years of experience to Marriott Hotel Al Forsan.

First S Hotel in the Middle East names general manager

by Dina Maaty | 27 Oct 2019

The S Hotel Al Barsha has appointed Sameh El Amri as general manager for its first property in the Middle East. El Amri has over 25 years of experience in the hospitality field, having previously worked for Safir, Starwood, Marriott, Accor and IHG. According to the property, El Amri will be focusing on devising and

Marriott Al Jaddaf appoints new general manager

by Dina Maaty | 23 Oct 2019

Marriott Al Jaddaf has appointed Richard J. Bleakley as its new general manager. According to the property, in his new position, Bleakley will oversee the performance and overall operations of 351 rooms, 128 Marriott Executive Apartments and five food and beverage outlets at the property in Al Jaddaf. Bleakley has 20 years of experience in

Fairmont Dubai appoints director of housekeeping

by Dina Maaty | 16 Oct 2019

Fairmont Dubai has appointed Katia Melizer as director of housekeeping. Meliza joins Fairmont Dubai from her most recent role as director of housekeeping at the Fairmont Marina Abu Dhabi, where she was part of the pre-opening team since April 2018. Bringing along 19 years of international experience, she joined Accor in 2012 as an executive

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