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Fairmont names Dubai boss
Michael Kaile has been appointed as vice president and general manager of The Fairmont Dubai, the first landmark hotel in the Arabian Gulf for Toronto-based luxury hotel group, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.He moves to Dubai from his previous role as regional vice president and general manager of The Fairmont Hamilton Princess in Hamilton, Bermuda, a position held since 1998. British-born Kaile is a graduate of the Westminster Hotel School in London and began his career at the Royal Bath Hotel in Bournemouth, England. Further career moves took him to Asia, before he joined Fairmont in 1991 as general manager of The Fairmont Waterfront in Vancouver - where he was nominated Chain Hotelier of the Year by Hotelier magazine. "It is a great honour for me to lead Fairmont's flagship hotel in Dubai as we enter this important geographic market," he said. "Dubai is a vibrant and cosmopolitan centre that demands nothing less than the exceptional from its facilities. The Fairmont Dubai will provide the levels of personalised service and luxury that will ensure the hotel's place at the heart of the community." The 34-storey Fairmont Dubai has 393 rooms including 117 suites. Other features of the deluxe hotel include state of the art business facilities; residential apartments; four floors of office space; a world class spa and health facility and a collection of 12 diverse restaurants and lounges. The project represents the first step in a strategic alliance between the private office of Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts to build and operate a number of luxury hotels in the region, and elsewhere.