Appointments

New Senior Development Manager At Park Regis Kris Kin

by Mahak Mannan | 19 Mar 2019

Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel an upscale five-star property located opposite of Burjuman Centre has recently appointed Samy Kamal Abd El Hammed as senior development manager. Hammed will oversee corporate and government accounts in the region and will work closely with Ovidiu Marica, director of sales. Hammed brings with him more than 12 years’ extensive

Ascott Strengthens Middle East Management

by Mahak Mannan | 18 Mar 2019

The Ascott Limited (Ascott) has bolstered its Dubai-based executive team by appointing Cyril Warsono as business development manager to assist in increasing the portfolio of properties across the Middle East and Turkey. Originally from Indonesia, Warsono is a seasoned hospitality professional with more than 20 years of international experience across all facets of the industry

Omar Souab To Lead Pre-opening Team At Sofitel Dubai Wafi

by Mahak Mannan | 13 Mar 2019

Accor has announced the appointment of Omar Souab as general manager of Sofitel Dubai Wafi scheduled to open at the end of 2019. Formally with Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort, within the Accor portfolio, Souab will lead the strategic direction and manage the pre-opening operations of Sofitel’s largest property in the Middle East. Commenting on the

Address Dubai Marina Welcomes New General Manager

by Mahak Mannan | 13 Mar 2019

Emaar Hospitality Group has appointed Eleni Tsolakou as the general manager of Address Dubai Marina, the premium luxury waterfront destination overlooking Dubai Marina, under Address Hotels + Resorts. With over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry in Africa, Greece, Indonesia, and the Middle East, Tsolakou will be responsible for driving and strengthening the

Emaar Appoints Mark Kirby As Area General Manager

by Mahak Mannan | 12 Mar 2019

Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure business of Emaar Properties PJSC, has appointed hospitality veteran Mark Kirby as the area general manager of four premium luxury hotels under Address Hotels + Resorts. Bringing more than two decades of regional and international experience, Kirby will drive all aspects of the hotel operations of Address Downtown and

Al Khoory Hotels Appoints New Senior Leadership Team

by Mahak Mannan | 05 Mar 2019

Al Khoory Hotels, the hospitality arm of family-owned UAE conglomerate Al Khoory Group, has announced changes in its executive management with a view to expand its market presence, drive sales, and improve operational efficiencies, guest reviews, and credibility. The group, which owns four properties in the mid-market segment in Dubai, is currently in a growth phase

Shangri-La Hotel Dubai Appoints New Executive Chef

by Mahak Mannan | 04 Mar 2019

Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai has announced the appointment of executive chef, Nikolaos Tsimidakis. Hailing from Greece, Chef Tsimidakis has over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry and has spent seven of the 25 years in Dubai. His career has taken him across the globe with positions based in Europe, Oceania, and the United States

New GM at Aloft and Element Me’aisam

by Mahak Mannan | 03 Mar 2019

Aloft Me’aisam, Element Me’aisam, and Aloft Dubai South have announced the appointment of Elaine Watson as cluster general manager. In her new role, Watson will oversee the management and operations of all three properties. A dynamic and goal-orientated professional, with extensive experience in the international hospitality industry, Watson is a hands-on general manager who has demonstrated a

Marriott International Diversifies UAE Portfolio With New Appointments

by Mahak Mannan | 03 Mar 2019

Marriott International has announced the appointments of two senior officials to support the growing market demand in the company’s largest regional market, the UAE. The appointments reflect the company’s new strategic direction to split its portfolio into Premium & Select and Luxury brands. Marriott International’s move to separate its portfolio has been made specifically to

New Chef De Cuisine At Waldorf Astoria RAK

by Mahak Mannan | 28 Feb 2019

Hilton Hotels has announced the appointment of Matteo Dayem as chef de cuisine at Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah’s poolside dining venue, Azure. Beginning his career in his home country, Italy in 2011, Dayem’s culinary journey first took him to Kurdistan in Iraq followed by Dubai, before he was appointed as chef de cusine at









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