Derryn French Promoted to Executive Assistant Manager in charge of Food and Beverage and Marketing at The Westin.
The Westin Dubai and Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina has named Derryn French as its new EAM in charge of food and beverage and marketing across both The Westin Dubai and Le Meridien Mina Seyahi complex.
Prior to her promotion, Derryn spent eight years leading the marketing efforts across the complex, most recently as Complex Director of Marketing. She has been involved in a number of landmark moments, including the opening of The Westin Mina Seyahi in 2007 and the renovation of Le Meridien Mina Seyahi in 2013.
In addition to this, she has been instrumental in ensuring that both The Westin Dubai and Le Meridien Mina Seyahi are consistently rated amongst the top five star hotels in Dubai as well as winning multiple awards across the food and beverage outlets, spa and hotel.
Derryn’s new role will see her taking on the responsibility of overseeing the entire Food & Beverage and Marketing operation of all 18 outlets across the complex, including the renowned Bubbalicious Brunch, Barasti beach bar, China Grill and the recently renovated Bussola.
Derryn brings over 26 years’ experience in the industry – ten of which have been spent in Dubai – to the role. Having studied Hotel Management in South Africa, she began her career in 1995 at the world renowned Orient Express Hotels Group as Executive Chef, responsible for their five star F&B operation in Botswana. Over her career she has also been Rooms Division Director at the 5 star Inter-Continental Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa, as well as Director of Sales and Marketing at Three Cities Hotel Group in South Africa.
Derryn moved to Dubai with her family in 2005, where she took the role of PR Manager at the Habtoor Grand; a year later she moved to The Mina Seyahi Complex as PR Manager and was quickly promoted to Complex Director of Marketing.