On the move


Arlotti joins Four Seasons Doha

Four Seasons Hotel Doha has appointed Marco Arlotti as chef de cuisine at the hotel’s Italian restaurant Il Teatro. Arlotti brings 14 years of international luxury hospitality experience with him. He joins from Four Seasons Hotel Milan, where he served as sous chef, overseeing two of the hotel’s signature restaurants. 

New GM for Crowne Plaza

Marcus Sutton has joined Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi as general manager, following the departure of his predecessor Ivor E. Prestwood, who has taken over as general manager at InterContinental Abu Dhabi. Sutton brings with him more than 17 years of industry knowledge in the luxury, upscale and business travel segments.

Ramadan is front office manager

The Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa has appointed Mohamed Ramadan as front office manager. Before this new role, Ramadan served as front office director at the 396-room River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond, Canada, where he also managed the property’s pre-opening.

Myrla joins Park Regis Kris Kin

Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel, Dubai has appointed Myrla Alindayu Barnayha as revenue and reservations manager. Myrla worked at Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi and Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates prior to joining her new team. Shafi Dady Sibomana has also joined the hotel as front office manager.

Sheraton Bahrain hires Farid

Omar Farid has been appointed as the new director of sales at Sheraton Bahrain Hotel. Farid started his hospitality career in 1996 with Sheraton El Gezirah in Cairo, Egypt. In his new role in Bahrain, he will be responsible for leading and improving all aspects of the hotel’s sales efforts.

One To One appoints Saliba

One To One Hotels & Resorts has appointed Myrna Fouad Saliba, founder and CEO of ASHE Wellness, to be its global wellness consultant. Saliba is a motivational speaker, a fitness freelance writer, an ACSM personal trainer, an RRCA running coach; a USAT triathlon coach; and a USAT race director.

New GM for Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi

Federico Mantoani has been appointed general manager of Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi. He is a native of Italy but is multilingual and speaks four languages.  He has been with the Hyatt Hotels Corporation for 17 years, and has a wealth of experience in the opening and establishing new hotels.

New chef for Millennium Corniche

Abu Dhabi Millennium Corniche Hotel has appointed a new chef who will supervise the offerings of its restaurants. With more than 20 years of experience in the field, Olivier Nuttinck has received many global awards and will upgrade the culinary standard of the hotel.

Ruby Serra joins Pacific World

Pacific World has appointed Ruby Serra as director of global sales North America. Serra has more than 25 years’ experience in the business events industry, working for the Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau as well as Destination Asia. She brings with her a wealth of experience in DMC sales and marketing.

Parker appointed country head

Nick Parker has been appointed country head, India and Middle East, for Virgin Atlantic after serving the airline as regional manager for the Caribbean. He has been with Virgin Atlantic for over a decade from where he brings a depth of commercial and sales based experience.

Reischer joins IHG Bangkok

Fireplace Grill at InterContinental Bangkok has welcomed Sebastian Reischer as the restaurant’s new chef de cuisine. With extensive international experience, most recently with Thailand’s Iron Chef, Ian Pongthawat Chalermkittichaiat, Reischer will be applying his flair to this Bangkok dining institution.

Sofitel Jumeirah hires new GM

Antoine M. Lhuguenot has been appointed as the new general manager of the five-star Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach. Bringing with him more than 30 years of extensive hotelier and general manager experience, Lhuguenot is focused on translating the brand vision, while promoting quality service and driving revenue.

New GM for Yalong Bay

The Ritz-Carlton Sanya, Yalong Bay has appointed Hoss Vetry as its general manager. Prior to this, Vetry was GM at The Ritz-Carlton Sharq Village & Spa, Doha. He is no stranger to China, having worked at The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai, overseeing food and beverage operations, before being promoted to hotel manager.

Ifcic is new area general manager

InterContinental Regency Bahrain has announced Jan Ifcic as the new area general manager. With 22 years of experience, Ifcic brings a wealth of industry knowledge in the luxury hotel segment.

His most recent position was GM at InterContinental Jordan. He is a graduate of Thames Valley University in London.

Ramada Ajman makes appointments

Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman has appointed Prabath Chaminda (pictured here) as recreation manager and Manish Banerji as assistant executive housekeeper. Chaminda’s main responsibility is to ensure efficient day-to-day operations of the beach and health club. Banerji’s role is to assist the executive housekeeper.