On the move

New faces at Fairmont Hotels

Fairmont Hotels & Resort has announced Michael Moecking (pictured) as general manager of Fairmont Dubai and Martin van Kan as general manager for the Fairmont Palm Jumeirah, opening 2012. Moecking moves from the Swissôtel Berlin while Van Kan was director of operations, Oman and GM of Al Bustan Palace.







Rosewood Abu Dhabi appoints Gordon

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has appointed Roddy Gordon as director of marketing of Rosewood Abu Dhabi, opening next year. Gordon was vice president of sales and marketing for Tamani Hotels and Resorts, Dubai for the last three years, and was previously with Hyatt International in Chicago.







Rotana appoints El Ghraoui

Rotana announced the appointment of Kinan El Ghraoui as cluster general manager of Villa, Rimal & Rihab Rotana. El Ghraoui joined the Rotana Group back in 1996 as rooms division manager for Rimal Rotana Dubai and since then held a number of managerial positions across theUAE and Syria.






Ritter joins Kempinski Jordan

Kempinski Hotels recently welcomed Patrick Ritter to Jordan in his new role as general manager Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea and Levant regional director. Ritter moves to Jordan with an hospitality career spanning more than 22 years with Kempinski Hotels based in Europe and Asia, most recently in China.







Vice president for Onyx

Onyx Hospitality Group has appointed Ferdinand Trinidad as vice president, pre-opening to oversee operations during the pre-opening phases of properties within its portfolio. Trinidad has worked with several hotel groups including Shangri-La, The Peninsula and Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.







InterCon Abu Dhabi welcomes Franke

Dieter Franke has been appointed general manager at the InterContinental Abu Dhabi. Franke started his career with IHG in 1987. In 2007, he joined InterContinental Dubai Festival City as hotel manager & as general manager of Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi and Staybridge Suites Abu Dhabi - Yas Island in 2009.







Parsons joins Le Royal Meridien

Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi has announced the appointment of Shaun Parsons as general manager. Parsons joined the executive team of The Westin Dubai and Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina in 2006 as executive assistant manager – food and beverage and complex hotel manager.






IHG appoints Perrot at Yas Island

Thierry Perrot has been appointed as area general manager for IHG’s Crowne Plaza and Staybridge Suites Abu Dhabi Yas Island. Perrot joined IHG in 1981 holding various positions in several locations. For the past six years, he was area general manager IHG Citystars and general manager InterContinental Cairo Citystars.






Sheraton Khalidiya names Amer

Sheraton Khalidiya Hotel has announced the appointment of Khaled Amer as the new director of sales and marketing. Amer comes to the role with 15 years of experience in the industry in sales, management, and business development across different hotel chains and various hotels of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.







Aydin joins Rezidor Yas Island hotels

Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson Hotels on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi welcomed Lin Aydin as director of sales and marketing. Aydin moves from Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek where she was director of sales. Before joining the Rezidor Group, she worked for the Metropolitan Palace Hotel.







Eisenaecher appointed at Sabre

Sabre Travel Network has appointed Harald Eisenaecher to senior vice president of Sabre Travel Network, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He joins Sabre from Deutsche Telekom, where he was senior vice president, personal and social networking. He has also held roles with eBay Germany and Deutsche Lufthansa.





Touma for Coral Boutique Hotel

Hospitality Management Holdings (HMH) has appointed Salim Touma as general manager at Coral Boutique Hotel Apartments in Al Barsha. He was previously group vice president, sales and revenue management in the HMH headquarters. He started his career with the InterContinental Hotels Group in 1996. 







Samaya appoints Jabbour

Samaya Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Talal Jabbour as director of marketing and communications. His 20-year marketing career has spanned some outstanding business entities in the region. He joins Samaya from Al Bustan Centre & Residence.







Jumeirah Group appoints Kovacs

Jumeirah Group has appointed Marnie Kovacs as its director of global sales for the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia. Based in London, Kovacs brings in-house and agency role experience with brands like CHI Hotels & Resorts, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts and Ian Schrager Hotels.







Stamper joinsInterCon Cairo

InterContinental Hotels Group Cairo Citystars has appointed Simon Stamper as area general manager of InterContinental Hotels Group Citystars, moving from the InterContinental Abu Dhabi where he was area general manager. Stamper has previously held a managerial position at Semiramis InterContinental - Cairo.