Julien Besançon has been appointed as the cluster director of operations for Hilton Dubai Jumeirah and Hilton Dubai The Walk.
Besançon brings over 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including eight years with the Hilton Group across the Middle East.
Besançon is returning to Hilton Dubai from Hilton Doha, where he was looking after a team of 350 members as the director of operations and won the EMEA Hilton F&B team of the year in 2015.
In his new role, Besançon will be leading the operations teams for the two properties, totalling up to 752 bedrooms and over 15 restaurants and bars.
Besançon said: “I am thrilled to be back in Dubai and to be working with two stunning properties. There are exciting projects happening across both hotels and I look forward to driving them. I just can’t comment on them yet.
“I have an extensive experience working with Hilton, I feel very comfortable with the group. I am delighted to share my knowledge with the teams to take Hilton Dubai forward, to ensure the highest quality for our guests.”
The Frenchman first came to UAE in 2006 when he started working as an outlet manager. He joined the Hilton team in 2009 in Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa and has been with the group ever since.