Hyatt Place Dubai/Jumeirah appoints assistant hotel manager

by Dina Maaty | 03 Nov 2019

Hyatt Place Dubai/Jumeirah, the newly opened flagship property of Hyatt’s select service brand, has appointed Miljana Zvicer as assistant hotel manager. A Hyatt veteran, according to the property, Zvicer will support the operations and functionality of the 204-room and 84-apartment Hyatt Place Dubai/Jumeirah.  Before joining Hyatt Place Dubai/Jumeirah, her tenure at Grand Hyatt Dubai comprised

Kerten Hospitality appoints country director to lead KSA expansion

by Dina Maaty | 31 Oct 2019

Specialist mixed-use operator Kerten Hospitality has appointed Saudi national Mishary Alhajery to spearhead the company’s plans for expansion in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Kerten Hospitality manages a collection of aspirational and lifestyle-driven brands in the mid-market and upscale segments, from hotels and serviced apartments to residential, offices, F&B and retail. The group’s first project

Fairmont The Palm announces three new appointments

by Dina Maaty | 31 Oct 2019

Fairmont The Palm has announced three new appointments within its team, a new director of engineering, Satish Patil, a new director of revenue, Elida Tjonndal and a new PR and communications manager, Clare Riddle.  According to the property, Patil will be responsible for ensuring operational excellence for all the technical aspects of the resort, enhancing

Marriott Hotel Al Forsan Abu Dhabi names general manager

by Dina Maaty | 28 Oct 2019

Marriott Hotel Al Forsan Abu Dhabi has announced the appointment of David Lance as general manager. According to the property, in his role starting on November 1, Lance will oversee the management and operations of the five-star property nestled within Khalifa City. Lance brings more than 20 years of experience to Marriott Hotel Al Forsan.

First S Hotel in the Middle East names general manager

by Dina Maaty | 27 Oct 2019

The S Hotel Al Barsha has appointed Sameh El Amri as general manager for its first property in the Middle East. El Amri has over 25 years of experience in the hospitality field, having previously worked for Safir, Starwood, Marriott, Accor and IHG. According to the property, El Amri will be focusing on devising and

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,

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