Emaar Hospitality Group, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Emaar Properties, has expanded its management team to drive diversified growth across the hotel and serviced residence, recreation club and other leisure sectors.
The key team that also guides the expansion of Emaar Hospitality Group to new geographic markets comprises Marc Dardenne, CEO; Amit Arora, director – sales and marketing; Bernhard Ilming, director – Hospitality; Wee Meng Chua, director – Finance; Viktor Stampfer, director – Culinary Excellence; Rene Dietsche, director – Food & Beverage; and Louise Forrester, director – Human Resources.
The current portfolio of Emaar Hospitality Group includes the Arabian Ranches Golf Course and The Montgomerie, Dubai; the Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club; Nuran Serviced Residences; and Hayya! recreation clubs. The hotel roster of Emaar Hospitality Group includes Al Manzil and Qamardeen Hotels at The Old Town, managed by Southern Sun Hotels; the soon-to-open Palace Hotel at The Old Town Island, managed by Accor Hotels and Resorts; Burj Dubai Lake Hotel and The Dubai Mall Hotel – all five of them at Downtown Burj Dubai, and the Dubai Marina Mall Hotel at Dubai Marina.
“The development plans of Emaar Hospitality Group complements Emaar’s Vision 2010 to become one of the most valuable companies in the world through geographic expansion and business segmentation, especially into the hospitality & leisure sector,” said Dardenne. “We have a multinational team at the helm to give the right impetus and direction of growth in the hospitality & leisure sector, where service excellence is of paramount importance.”
The core team of Emaar Hospitality Group consists of seasoned hospitality professionals with several years of experience in multicultural and international environments.
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