Appointments

Marriott Al Jaddaf appoints new general manager

by Dina Maaty | 23 Oct 2019

Marriott Al Jaddaf has appointed Richard J. Bleakley as its new general manager. According to the property, in his new position, Bleakley will oversee the performance and overall operations of 351 rooms, 128 Marriott Executive Apartments and five food and beverage outlets at the property in Al Jaddaf. Bleakley has 20 years of experience in

Fairmont Dubai appoints director of housekeeping

by Dina Maaty | 16 Oct 2019

Fairmont Dubai has appointed Katia Melizer as director of housekeeping. Meliza joins Fairmont Dubai from her most recent role as director of housekeeping at the Fairmont Marina Abu Dhabi, where she was part of the pre-opening team since April 2018. Bringing along 19 years of international experience, she joined Accor in 2012 as an executive

Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai appoints director of sales and marketing

by Dina Maaty | 15 Oct 2019

Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate has appointed Hazem Aouad as the new director of sales and marketing. According to the property, Aouad will be leading the growth of the 396-key property with a steady focus on corporate business, strengthened leisure partnerships, and a strategic approach to meetings and events. The Lebanese national carries with him

Hilton announces new leadership for Middle East, Africa & Turkey region

by Dina Maaty | 14 Oct 2019

Hilton today announced that Jochem-Jan Sleiffer has been appointed to the position of area president, Middle East, Africa & Turkey (MEA&T) in succession to Rudi Jagersbacher, who has chosen to step down following 40 years of service with Hilton. These changes, effective January 1 2020, will see Jagersbacher assume a two-year advisory role, based in

Fairmont Dubai appoints director of operations

by Dina Maaty | 13 Oct 2019

Fairmont Dubai has appointed Matei Savescu as director of operations. Savescu joins the hotel following his recent position as executive assistant manager at Fairmont Beijing. He brings a wealth of more than 15 years of global experience within luxury hotel brands across Romania, the US and China. According to the property, in his new role,

Sheraton Grand Hotel appoints general manager

by Dina Maaty | 08 Oct 2019

Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai has appointed Anna Collier as the new general manager. According to the property, Collier will be responsible for overall hotel performance and operations. Bringing more than two decades of experience in the hospitality sector, she will continue to grow the hotel’s position within the local and international markets. Collier has been

Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh appoints director of Food & Beverage

by Dina Maaty | 08 Oct 2019

Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre has announced the appointment of Leonardo Concezzi as director of Food & Beverage. According to the property, the Italian-born culinary master will lead and oversee all daily operations and management of the hotel’s three distinct restaurants together with its banquet operations. With a career spanning three decades and

The H Dubai Hotel appoints director of sales

by Dina Maaty | 07 Oct 2019

The H Dubai Hotel, a 5-star property, has announced the appointment of Sherif El Mansoury as director of sales. Moving from The H Resort Seychelles, the property has assigned El Mansoury the task of leading the hotel’s sales team, playing an integral role in the development and implementation of strategic sales plans and initiatives to

Hilton Al Hamra Beach and Golf Resort appoints food & beverage manager

by Dina Maaty | 03 Oct 2019

Hilton Al Hamra Beach and Golf Resort has appointed Paolo Rellini as food and beverage manager. Rellini will oversee the resort’s four restaurants as well as all in-room and event services. He joins the Hilton Al Hamra Beach and Golf Resort team with over 17 years of hospitality experience. With an extensive tenure with Princess

Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara appoints executive chef

by Dina Maaty | 03 Oct 2019

Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara in Oman has appointed Luke Borg as the resort’s new executive chef. With more than 18 years of experience, Chef Borg held the executive chef title for a number of international luxury brands across five different countries including Thailand, Guinea, Mozambique, Oman and Malta. According to the property, Borg









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