Appointments

Radisson Hotel Group appoints new general manager in Oman

by Dina Maaty | 20 Oct 2020

Radisson Hotel Group has appointed Salah Hamdan Mohammed Al Mamari as the general manager of Radisson Blu Hotel, Sohar in Oman. He joined the hotel in 2014 as Rooms Division Manager, before being promoted to Executive Assistant Manager in 2018. Born in Oman, Al Mamari kicked off his career in 2004 when he joined the

Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City appoints front of house manager

by Dina Maaty | 20 Oct 2020

Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City has appointed Claudia Pittau as its new front of house manager. Pittau is originally from Sardinia, Italy, and has been with the property for one year, as guest relations manager. Prior to that, she spent four years in London, where she started as a receptionist at Hilton, leaving as

RAKTDA announces new senior-level appointments

by Dina Maaty | 18 Oct 2020

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) has appointed Alka Winter as vice president, Destination Marketing & Communications. Iyad Rasbey has taken on the role of executive director, Destination Tourism Development. Winter will be responsible for spearheading the authority’s multi-faceted communications strategy at a time when effective multi-channel messaging and storytelling is critical, highlights RAKTDA.

Jumeirah Group appoints general manager

by Dina Maaty | 17 Oct 2020

Jumeirah Group has announced the appointment of Azar Saliba as general manager of Jumeirah Al Naseem, its contemporary beachside property in Dubai. With over two decades of experience in the industry, Saliba has joined Jumeirah in 2006 as Director of Rooms at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, marking his first position in a 14-year tenure within the

Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel appoints general manager

by Dina Maaty | 08 Oct 2020

Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel has announced the appointment of Nabil Al Zadjali as general manager. Al Zadjali succeeds Katrin Herz, who had held the role for five years. Moving from his previous post as Deputy General Manager, he is bringing his diverse experience from his various leadership roles to his new position, and

Park Hyatt Dubai appoints executive chef to oversee 14 F&B venues

by Dina Maaty | 06 Oct 2020

Park Hyatt Dubai has appointed an executive chef. Swedish national Chef Kjell Kollin has garnered over 33 years of kitchen experience. He has taken the helm as Executive Chef at an array of 5-star hotels around the world, and will now handle Park Hyatt Dubai and Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. The chef will

Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah appoints chef de cuisine

by Dina Maaty | 04 Oct 2020

Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah has appointed Yosuke Matsuoka as the new chef de cuisine at UMI Restaurant. Matsuoka has 24 years of gastronomic experience and was awarded a Certificate of Culinary Arts in Japanese cuisine. Commenting on his new position, he says, “It’s a great pleasure to join the talented culinary team of UMI

Nestlé Professional appoints Joe Aouad as business executive officer Middle East and North Africa

by Dina Maaty | 30 Sep 2020

Nestlé Professional, a division of Nestlé offering food and beverages solutions for the out-of-home channel, has appointed its 24-year veteran Joe Aouad as business executive officer for the Middle East and North Africa, effective October 1, 2020. Aouad will oversee operations in 19 countries for Nestlé Professional, which serves the out-of-home industry using its global

Nestlé appoints chairman and CEO for MENA region

by Dina Maaty | 30 Sep 2020

Nestlé has appointed Remy Ejel as chairman and chief executive officer for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Nestlé MENA employes more than 15,000 people in 19 countries, operates 25 factories across the region, and has achieved annual sales of close to $3 billion in 2019. “It’s a privilege for me to work

Anantara appoints cluster director of sales and marketing for two Oman properties

by Dina Maaty | 24 Sep 2020

Siraj Memon was appointed cluster director of sales & marketing for Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort and Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara. He was promoted in August 2020 to this new role from his previous assignment at the Salalah property as Director of Sales since July 2016. Hailing from a background in hospitality









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