Appointments

Rotana promotes Guy Hutchinson to president and CEO

by Dina Maaty | 12 Jan 2020

Rotana, a hotel management company with properties across the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe, and Turkey, announced that Guy Hutchinson, acting chief executive officer, has been promoted to serve as the permanent president and CEO to lead the company’s next phase of growth. Hutchinson has held the position of acting CEO since January 2019, when

The H Dubai welcomes new marketing and PR manager

by Dina Maaty | 12 Jan 2020

The H Dubai has appointed Aafrin Shaikh as the property’s new marketing and PR manager. Originating from India, Shaikh brings more than 12 years of hospitality experience, garnered from working in India and the United Arab Emirates, with hotel groups such as Mövenpick, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, and Address Hotels. According to the property, in

RATIONAL appoints new managing director

by Dina Maaty | 09 Jan 2020

RATIONAL Group, a market and technology leader in the field of hot food preparation for professional kitchens, has appointed a new managing director. On February 1, 2020, Thomas Hofer will take over the position of managing director at RATIONAL Kitchen and Catering Equipment Trading FZCO. Hofer had already been employed with the RATIONAL Group since

Hilton appoints senior culinary director of F&B

by Dina Maaty | 09 Jan 2020

Sebastian Nohse has been appointed as senior culinary director for Hilton across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), based in Dubai. According to Hilton, in his new role, Nohse will leverage his diverse industry experience to lead Food and Beverage (F&B) innovation as well as be responsible for improving day-to-day execution of Hilton’s core culinary

Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara appoints general manager

by Dina Maaty | 09 Jan 2020

Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara in Oman has appointed Mohammed Wazir as the resort’s new general manager. A veteran of the hospitality industry, Wazir commented on his new appointment: “It gives me immense pleasure to bring all that I have learned back to my home country. I understand fully what Salalah can offer to

Fairmont Dubai appoints director of talent and culture

by Dina Maaty | 06 Jan 2020

Fairmont Dubai has appointed Edwin Calimano as director of talent and culture. Calimano joins Fairmont Dubai from his most recent role as area director of human resources with InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, where he successfully led the human resources function at its four-unit complex in Dubai Festival City. According to the property, in his new

Emaar Hospitality Group announces multiple appointments for Address Hotels + Resorts

by Dina Maaty | 05 Jan 2020

Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure business of global developer of Emaar Properties, has announced multiple strategic appointments for Address Boulevard and Address Dubai Mall, two properties under its premium luxury Address Hotels + Resorts brand in Dubai. Benjamin Bruno Alves joined Address Hotels + Resorts as cluster executive pastry chef, overseeing Address Boulevard

Rixos Bab Al Bahr appoints new general manager

by Dina Maaty | 29 Dec 2019

Rixos Bab Al Bahr has appointed Horst Walther-Jones as its new general manager. Having started his career in 1983 as sous chef for the Renaissance hotel in his native Germany, Walther-Jones went on to gain more management experience in numerous hotels and resorts across Europe, Mexico, South East Asia and the Middle East, bringing over

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi appoints director of marketing

by Dina Maaty | 17 Dec 2019

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi has appointed Maria Tsiomou as the director of marketing. Tsiomou overlooked the successful opening of the first St. Regis Hotel in the Kingdom of Jordan, The St. Regis Amman. During her experience in the corporate office as the brand specialist for Sheraton, Westin and Special Select Brands in EAME, as

Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah appoints executive chef

by Dina Maaty | 16 Dec 2019

Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah has appointed Chef Andrea Fioravanti as its new executive chef, overseeing the hotel’s expansive culinary offering. With a career spanning more than two decades, Chef Fioravanti is an Italian national who has worked within luxury hotels and Michelin-star restaurants across the globe from the UK, Spain and Taiwan to Macau









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