New GM for The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi

by Patrick Ryan | 29 Jan 2018

Marriott International has appointed Marwan Fadel as the general manager of The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi. The Lebanese national has nearly two decades of hospitality experience across the Middle East. In his new role, he will oversee all management functions, hotel operations, and new innovations, aiming to achieve planned goals for the

JA Resorts & Hotels appoints new CEO

by Patrick Ryan | 28 Jan 2018

JA Resorts & Hotels has appointed Anthony Ross as the company’s new CEO. Ross has over 30 years’ industry leadership experience in the hospitality sector, spanning roles on multiple continents. Prior to joining JA Resorts & Hotels, he was CEO at the Indonesia-based Aryaduta Hotel Group and held the executive vice president position at Preferred

New CEO for Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts

by Patrick Ryan | 17 Jan 2018

Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts has appointed Jose Silva as its new chief executive officer. Silva brings over 35 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, including almost 25 years with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts. In his last role, he was regional vice-president overseeing France, Switzerland, Spain and Portugal as well as general manager of the

AccorHotels appoints new VP of food & beverage luxury brands

by Patrick Ryan | 16 Jan 2018

Russell Scott has been appointed as the vice president of food and beverage for AccorHotels’ luxury brands in the Middle East. He brings more than three decades of hospitality experience spanning across Europe and the Middle East within leading global companies including Jumeirah Restaurant Group, Terra Firma, Scottish & Newcastle and M.H Alshaya Co. AccorHotels’

Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort names new exec chef

by Patrick Ryan | 07 Jan 2018

Peeush Chawla has been named as the new executive chef of Abu Dhabi’s Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort. The young Indian talent is known for his cooking styles as well as innovative and fine food concepts. He has experience from prestigious hospitality brands and restaurants including Taj and Oberoi in Mumbai, W resorts and luxury brand Per Aquum

Mövenpick Hotel JLT appoints new executive head chef

by Patrick Ryan | 14 Dec 2017

Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers has appointed Balveer Balkissoo as its new executive head chef. Balkissoo has worked for the Mövenpick Resorts & Spa Mauritius for over five years. “Chef Balveer’s skill and talent has already lead to significant changes during his first weeks with us. He wakes up with new ideas everyday and his enthusiasm

New managing director for Raffles Dubai and Sofitel Dubai Wafi

by Dina Maaty | 11 Dec 2017

AccorHotels has announced the appointment of Ayman Gharib as managing director for Raffles Dubai and Sofitel Dubai Wafi. In his new role, Gharib will oversee two of the group’s Dubai based flagship properties which are part of the AccorHotels Luxury Brands portfolio. He will continue to lead the iconic Raffles Dubai where he oversees the

Willis is named as Mövenpick Asia president

by Patrick Ryan | 07 Dec 2017

Mark Willis has been named as president – Asia at Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts. Willis’ most recent role was as senior area vice president Middle East, Turkey & Africa at Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. “This is an incredibly exciting time to join Mövenpick, which is already regarded as one of Asia’s most service-driven international hotel companies,”

New GM for Ramada Downtown Dubai

by Patrick Ryan | 29 Nov 2017

R Hotels has appointed Mark Fernando as the new general manager at Ramada Downtown Dubai. Fernando has more than 30 years of hospitality experience with a proven track record on hotel operations, revenue management and business development. He worked with Starwood Hotels and Resorts for more than 25 years, spanning roles across various properties including

Raffles Dubai appoints director of sales & marketing

by Patrick Ryan | 21 Nov 2017

Raffles Dubai has announced the appointment of  Zeynep Ӧden Ağagil as director of sales & marketing. She joins the team at Raffles Dubai from Ciragan Palace Kempinski in Istanbul, where she held the role of director of sales & marketing for the previous two years. Prior to this, she was director of sales at Raffles Istanbul

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