Park Rotana & Park Arjaan by Rotana, Abu Dhabi has appointed Thijs Van Rhoon as executive chef.
The Dutch national will be responsible for the hotel’s culinary operations, including signature restaurant Teatro, Ginger all-day dining and Cooper’s Bar & Restaurant, in addition to banquet, outside catering and in-room dining.
Commenting on his appointment Van Rhoon said: “I look forward to working with the team on new menus, events and out-of-the-ordinary ideas.”
Rhoon began his career in Asia, working in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Qingdao in China, and Kaohsiung in Taiwan.
He later took on the role of executive chef at the InterContinental Kiev, and then moved to Azimut Hotels in Sochi, where he oversaw the entire kitchen operation of the 720-room hotel during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
Most recently, chef Van Rhoon was executive chef of the 725-key Doubletree by Hilton Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah.
Park Rotana & Park Arjaan by Rotana Abu Dhabi is located within the Park Rotana Complex.