Appointments

Fairmont The Palm announces senior-level appointments

by Dina Maaty | 23 Jan 2020

Fairmont The Palm, Dubai has announced three new appointments within its team. The announcements include a new director of spa, Tina Deniz, cluster director of IT, Mohammad Qattash and a promotion for Executive Sous Chef Anup Pawar, who has been promoted to executive chef. According to the property, Qattash, with over 11 years’ of IT

Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort appoints director of marketing and communications

by Dina Maaty | 23 Jan 2020

Farah Sarieddine has been promoted to the role of director of marketing and communications for Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort. Sarieddine moves into this role having previously occupied the role of marketing manager for the same property for the past three years. She was hired by Minor Hotels in September 2017. In her role as

ME Dubai appoints ‘AURA manager’

by Dina Maaty | 23 Jan 2020

ME Dubai, set to open in less than two months in Dubai, has appointed Francesco Costa as AURA manager. As the first ME by Meliá hotel in the Middle East, ME Dubai will be introducing the personality-led brand to the region, and its AURA Manager plays a significant role.  Head of a team that is

Hyatt Place Dubai appoints cluster director of sales and marketing

by Dina Maaty | 20 Jan 2020

Hyatt Place Dubai has promoted Sanjay Nambiar to cluster director of sales and marketing. According to the property, Nambiar will be responsible for generating maximum revenue and executing strategies that will drive sales across all four Hyatt Place hotels in Dubai, namely Hyatt Place Dubai/Al Rigga; Hyatt Place Dubai/Baniyas Square; Hyatt Place Dubai/Wasl District and

Al Bait Sharjah appoints hotel manager

by Dina Maaty | 15 Jan 2020

Al Bait Sharjah has appointed Albert Meow as hotel manager, overseeing daily hotel operations with a special focus on sales and marketing, according to the property. With over 20 years of hospitality industry experience, Meow will be leading Al Bait Sharjah’s team through strategic planning to further establish the property’s presence in local and international

Marriott International names chief sales and marketing officer for Asia Pacific

by Dina Maaty | 14 Jan 2020

Marriott International has announced the appointment of Bart Buiring as the chief sales and marketing officer of Marriott International Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong. Peggy Fang Roe, former chief sales and marketing officer for Marriott International Asia Pacific will transition to the newly-established role of Global Officer, Customer Experience, Loyalty and New Ventures at

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









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