Fairmont The Palm has appointed Kai Winkler as the resort’s general manager.
According to the property, Winkler will be taking over from the resort’s former general manager Mark Sawkins, who has grown within the ACCOR brand as vice president of luxury brands within the region.
Winkler brings over two decades of experience to the position. Starting his hospitality career in 1995 in Germany, he has since had years of international assignments in the fields of sales and marketing, rooms, and food and beverage.
“We’re pleased to welcome Kai to the team at Fairmont The Palm. He has joined at an exciting time for the resort with the re-launch of its new beach, plus new additions to its F&B portfolio. His entrepreneurial and strategic approach towards creatively driving performance will contribute to the property’s overall accomplishments and elevate the resort’s brand presence within the community and the destination at large,” says Mark Sawkins, vice president of operations at ACCOR Luxury Brands Gulf.