Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has appointed Shammi De Costa to the role of executive sous chef at Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi.
De Costa, from Sri Lanka, brings 18 years of hospitality expertise to the four-star property, including eight years working with Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts.
He commented: “I am honoured to take up the role of executive sous chef at Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi. I am excited to lead the kitchen team and aim to bring about a range of new ideas and exciting flavours to Afya, while continuing to promote good quality hospitality that the Shangri-La brand is known for.”
His most recent role was executive sous chef at Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa in Oman.
He has also worked at Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore, Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa in Malaysia, and Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa in Maldives.
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La International Hotel Management Limited currently operates over 95 hotels in 22 countries and 73 destinations under the Shangri-La, Kerry, Hotel Jen and Traders brands.
Traders Hotels are located in Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Changzhou, and Kuala Lumpur.