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

Fairmont Bab Al Bahr appoints director of marketing

by Dina Maaty | 16 Dec 2019

Mouna Ouni has been appointed as Fairmont Bab Al Bahr’s director of marketing. In her new capacity, according to the property, Ouni will be working closely with the hotel’s director of sales and marketing to ensure that Fairmont Bab Al Bahr maintains its competitive positioning in the industry through innovative marketing campaigns and by introducing

TRYP by Wyndham Dubai appoints operations manager

by Dina Maaty | 27 Nov 2019

TRYP by Wyndham Dubai has announced the appointment of George Farouk as operations manager. In his new role as operations manager, the property announced that Farouk will oversee operations across all departments throughout the hotel including its 650 rooms, three food and beverage outlets and NEST, one of the region’s first full service co-working space

Radisson Hotel Group appoints safety and security champion

by Dina Maaty | 26 Nov 2019

Radisson Hotel Group has appointed Rashid Sleiman, a Lebanese national, as their new safety and security champion. According to the property, Sleiman will assist the regional team in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon with any required audits, security, support, reporting and other tasks. Together with his team, he’s responsible for improving hotel safety, security and guest

Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai appoints new executive chef

by Dina Maaty | 25 Nov 2019

Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai has appointed Chef Nachwan Koukach as its executive chef. The Syrian national brings with him over two decades of kitchen expertise in the Middle East and GCC region. According to the property, he will oversee over 95 chefs and staff, kitchen operation of eight dining outlets, including its award-winning brunch

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