Gates Hospitality appoints new head chef

by Dina Maaty | 03 Aug 2020

Gates Hospitality has added to its culinary team with the appointment of a head chef, Gerard Brack, at their Trump International Golf Club Dubai location, Stoke House.  “We need a strong player to oversee the kitchen at this high-volume site and Gerard is the perfect candidate for this. As we move into the summer one of Gerard’s first projects

La Serre Bistro & Boulangerie promotes chef

by Dina Maaty | 29 Jul 2020

La Serre Bistro & Boulangerie has promoted Anne-Laure Morisset Dutel to head chef. Hailing from Brittany, France, she was previously sous chef of the kitchen. Commenting on her new role, Anne says: “I’m so grateful for my promotion because I’ve worked really hard in my role over the years and went through a lot of

Jannah Hotels and Resorts appoints assistant director of marketing & communications

by Dina Maaty | 19 Jul 2020

Jannah Hotels and Resorts has appointed Anna Luisa Asistio as assistant director of marketing & communications. According to the group, Asistio is all set to take charge of the overall management of the marketing Department, developing and executing strategic plans and budgets as well as spearheading the digital marketing team. Ossama Charrouf, VP for sales

R Hotels appoints cluster general manager for Wyndham hotels in Ajman

by Dina Maaty | 09 Jul 2020

R Hotels has announced the appointment of Ravi Santiago as cluster general manager of Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Ajman, Ramada by Wyndham Beach Hotel Ajman, and Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche.  According to R Hotels, Santiago brings over 25 years of expertise spanning various industries with 15 years in the hospitality sector, and has been with the R Hotels group since 2009. Before taking the

Marriott International appoints area general manager to oversee nine properties in Dubai

by Dina Maaty | 06 Jul 2020

Marriott International has announced the appointment of Tolga Lacin as area general manager. In his new role, according to Marriott, Lacin will be overseeing nine Dubai hotels including The Westin and Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, Le Méridien Dubai, Aloft and Elements hotels. A hotel veteran with over three decades experience, he began his career in Istanbul at

MENALAC appoints new Secretary-General

by Dina Maaty | 29 Jun 2020

The Board of the Middle East and North Africa Leisure Attractions Council (MENALAC), which represents the Middle East’s growing leisure attractions sector, has appointed Rosa Tahmaseb as its new Secretary-General, effective June 2020. According to MENALAC, Tahmaseb, an industry veteran with over 20 years of experience brings with her a wide range of expertise in

Radisson Hotel Group announces new appointments for Africa

by Dina Maaty | 23 Jun 2020

Radisson Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Ramsay Rankoussi as the new head of development for Africa and Daniel Trappler as senior director, development for the Sub-Sahara. Radisson Hotel Group is one of the largest hotel groups in Africa with almost 100 hotels in operation and under development, and with the ambition to grow

Radisson Blu Hotel, Ajman appoints new assistant F&B manager

by Dina Maaty | 15 Jun 2020

Radisson Blu Hotel, Ajman has appointed a new assistant F&B manager, Sameer Mhate. Mhate kicked off his career with IHG in India and has more than 13 years of experience in F&B. Before joining the Radisson Blu Hotel Ajman, he worked with Wyndham, IHG and Rotana Hotels in different roles with his background focusing on

Hyatt Hotels names area vice president for Dubai

by Dina Maaty | 01 Jun 2020

Fathi Khogaly has been appointed as Area Vice President for Hyatt Hotels in Dubai. In addition to his responsibilities as Cluster General Manager of Grand Hyatt Dubai and Hyatt Place Hotels Dubai, according to the group, he will now also provide support to all other Hyatt hotels located in Dubai – Park Hyatt Dubai, Hyatt

Marriott International announces new global leadership appointments

by Dina Maaty | 13 May 2020

Marriott International today announced that long-time senior executive Dave Grissen has decided to step down from his position as Group President, the Americas, towards the end of 2020 and retire from Marriott in the first quarter of 2021, after 36 years with the company. Liam Brown will take on the role of Group President, North

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