Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates has appointed Michael Payne as the new general manager at the property, a role that marks his return to Dubai.
Payne bring with him almost 30 years of experience in luxury hospitality as he joins Kempinski from Emirates One&Only, Wolgan Valley Blue Mountains in Australia.
Payne previously launched One&Only The Palm, Dubai acting as the general manager and led the team at the property from pre-opening in 2009 until 2015.
Commenting on his appointment, Payne said: “I’m delighted to be joining the team at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates at such an exciting time, following the completion of its three-year renovation. The property is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and I am looking forward to leading the team as we embark on the next decade of serving our loyal guests.”
He added: “As a general manager, I constantly strive to to set the highest standards at all times and take great pride in building and leading teams that embrace the same business goals, philosophies, strategies and objectives. I thrive on delivering high results in order to be an industry leader in the market and I will ensure that no rock is left unturned in the process.”