El Masri joins InterCon Heliopolis
n Rabab El Masri has been appointed as assistant director of catering sales of InterContinental Heliopolis Cairo hotel. El Masri, who was previously director of banquet at Meridien Heliopolis, has ten years’ experience in the catering field.
Massoud at Crowne Plaza Amman
n Oussama Massoud has been appointed general manager of Crowne Plaza Amman. Massoud, who has studied at the Hotel Training Centre in Amman and the Centre International de Glion, Switzerland, comes with extensive experience in the Middle East and European markets.
Kropf is new EAM at Beach Rotana
n Alain Kropf has joined the Beach Rotana Hotel & Towers, Abu Dhabi, as the new EAM in charge of F&B. Kropf has moved from Al Bustan Palace Hotel, where he was director of F&B. He has vast international experience.
Changes at Sheraton Dubai Creek
n The Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers has appointed Sandra Bunz as the new director of human resources and Gisleine Noblet as training manager. German-born Bunz has been working in the hotel industry for many years while half-Italian-half-Brazilian Noblet has worked as training manager in the Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort & Towers outlets before joining the Sheraton Dubai.
Salamoun rejoins Flamingo
n Fadi Salamoun has rejoined Flamingo Hotel Management Company as the regional sales and marketing manager. Fadi has worked for Dubai’s Crowne Plaza Hotel and Al Bustan Residence, Hilton Abu Dhabi and Flamingo Hotel Management Company before moving to Beirut and heading the operation of the Castle Mare Beach Hotel & Resort.
Borreck at Rezidor SAS
Rezidor SAS Hospitality has appointed Birgit Borreck as director, corporate communications. Borreck, has over 15 years of tourism and hospitality industry experience, will be based in Rezidor SAS headquarters in Brussels.
Beisha joins Four Seasons Doha
Hala Beisha has been appointed PR manager of the soon-to-open Four Seasons Hotel Doha. Beisha, who holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in hotel and food administration from the University of Guelph, Ontario, was previously director of PR at Four Seasons Hotel Amman.
Kalodjera gets geared up
Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina has appointed Bojan Kalodjera as recreation manager. He was most recently recreation manager at Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort in Fujairah.
Ruge joins Sheraton Sana’a
n Igor Ruge has joined the Sheraton Sana’a Hotel as F&B manager. Ruge, who was previously director of event management at JW Marriott-Kuwait, brings with him a wealth of experience.
Rabih at Golden Tulip Aeroplane Hotel
Rabih Abou-Mrad has been promoted as assistant director of F&B for the Golden Tulip Aeroplane Hotel, Dubai. Rabih worked with several hotels in Beirut before joining the Golden Tulip as F&B supervisor in 2002.
Gerstmann joins Riffa Golf Club
Riffa Golf Club and National Hotels Company in Bahrain have introduced a front-of-house supervisor to the Club’s F&B operation. Barbara Gerstmann comes with a wealth of experience in the hotel catering industry and has worked in hotels in Germany, the UK and Switzerland.
Promotions at Mövenpick Nile Cruises
The Mövenpick Nile Cruises Management has promoted Ahmed Younes as sales manager for Mövenpick’s two Nile Cruisers, H/S Radamis I & H/S Radamis II. In addition, the management has also promoted Wael Awad to the position of assistant sales manager for the two Nile Cruisers.
Lots cooking at Al Diar Siji
Al Diar Siji Hotel, Fujairah, has just beefed up its culinary team with the recent appointment of two highly-regarded chefs: Chef Melecio Gonzales and Chef Siraj Mahmoud Limaien. Chef Gonzales has perfected his skill in various hotels in Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Abu Dhabi while Chef Limaien has worked in Tunisia, Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi.
Chef Bressan at Sheraton Oman
n Bruno Bressan has joined Sheraton Oman as executive chef. With 38 years of experience Bressan specialises in French and international cooking and speaks French and English.
Gaurav spices it up at Ashiana
n Ashiana at the Sheraton Dubai Creek has appointed K Gaurav as the restaurant’s new Indian chef. Gaurav joins the restaurant from the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai, where he held the post of sous chef at the renowned Soma restaurant.
Chef Braun joins Ramada Bahrain
n Ramada hotel in Bahrain has appointed Chef Roland Robert Braun as its new executive chef. Chef Braun, who was earlier executive sous chef at Dhahran International Hotel, Saudi Arabia, has worked with various top hotels in Germany, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia.