Fairmont Dubai appoints director of engineering

by Dina Maaty | 05 Feb 2020

Fairmont Dubai has appointed Samuel Saravanan as director of engineering. Saravanan’s technical and leadership expertise were deployed in key engineering leadership roles within Dubai’s vibrant hospitality sector – most recently, as Chief Engineer at Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, Fairmont has announced. The new director’s previous assignments range from theme parks and healthcare facilities, to

The H Dubai names new general manager

by Dina Maaty | 03 Feb 2020

The H Dubai has appointed Sophie Blondel as the new general manager of the hotel. According to The H, she will oversee the entire strategic operations of the 236-rooms property and ensure profitability and return on owner investment. Aided by her well-honed leadership skills, she will lead the team in offering guests the finest hospitality

Hilton appoints cluster commercial director for two RAK properties

by Dina Maaty | 03 Feb 2020

Hilton has announced the appointment of Ninoslav Vidovic, who will assume the role of cluster commercial director, for the Hilton Ras al Khaimah Resort and Spa and Hilton Garden Inn properties in Ras Al Khaimah. With over 20 years of experience in travel and tourism, Vidovic’s most recent role was cluster director of sales for

Gates Hospitality announces new appointments

by Dina Maaty | 28 Jan 2020

Gates Hospitality has announced two additions to their senior management team with the appointment of James Dawkins, director of operations across all Gates Hospitality venues and Darryl Downs who will take on the role of general manager at folly by Nick & Scott. “We’ve added two exceptionally strong players to the Gates Hospitality team with

Swissôtel appoints director of finance

by Dina Maaty | 28 Jan 2020

Mazen Salha has been appointed as director of finance at Swissôtel Al Ghurair and Swissôtel Living Al Ghurair. In his new position, according to the properties, he will oversee the Finance and Purchasing Departments. He will be responsible for overall accounting and financial management requirements in addition to supporting Dominic Arel, General Manager in meeting

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

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