Carlo Javakhia will take over the role of executive assistant manager- food & beverage, bringing over 20 years of experience from Europe and the Middle East.
“We have been successful for many years but with the evolving hospitality trends, now is the time to take it to the next level. The new team at Le Méridien Dubai combines diverse professional experiences and cultures and together, we will focus our efforts to renew the experiences that guests enjoy at our hotel,” Javakhia says.
Ramon Salto has taken the helm as the F&B director for Le Méridien Dubai, with more than 20 years of experience managing diverse kitchen operations at The Leela Kempinski Gurgaon Hotel &Residences, Delhi, Hotel W DOHA and Radisson BLU, Kuwait in addition to heading kitchen operations in London, Spain, France and USA.
“My passion for cooking extends beyond the professional kitchen as a previous head chef, I’ve always channelised my skills towards making every guest feel special when they dine at any of the hotel’s 18 distinct outlets,” Salto said.
Dominic Petzold, the man who brought the first Beer Bike to the Middle East has been appointed as the new executive chef. Backed by years of experience in Europe and over 10 years of experience in the UAE, Dominic led kitchen teams at The Westin and Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, JW Marriott Hotel, among others across the UAE.
The property has also announced the appointment of Francisco Javier Martin Romo as beverage manager. Francisco brings 19 years of experience to his new role at Le Méridien Dubai. In his new role, the beverage manager will host wine tasting events and guide guests on pairing different varieties of grapes and spirits with their selection of food.