On the move
Hertz UAE announces new managers
Hertz UAE has appointed several new managers to assist with the company’s growth. Paul Milne (left) becomes business unit finance manager and will oversee finance related activities. Neil Parkins will be fleet operations manager and Radka Plunderova will join as international business development manager.
Promotions at Langham Hotels International
Langham Hotels Inter-national has promoted two senior executives to vice president. Winston Suen (left) is now VP, corporate engineering and Patrick Wong VP, projects – signalling the leadership of both to ensure a consistent look and product quality in each of the new hotels joining the LHI portfolio.
GM moves at Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts
Jean Stéphane Grasset (left) is the new general manager of Mövenpick Resort & Spa Mauritius. He succeeds John Wood who is now responsible for Mövenpick Resort & Spa El Gouna. Alain Chatel leads the Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Beirut. All general managers took up their new positions last month.
Reed Exhibitions appoints Malik
Atif Farid Malik has been appointed to the position of sales manager for Reed Travel Exhibitions Meeting & Incentives Portfolio, based in
Royal Jet strengthens top management
Royal Jet continues to gear up for its fleet expansion with a change to its senior management structure. Nizzar Jazzar (left) is vice president Aircraft Project Engineering & Business Development from his previous position as VP of Maintenance and Engineering; whilst Mohammed Eturki, is now vice president Technical.
Cooper appointed as VP
Kent Cooper has been appointed vice president, regional hotel sales for Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Middle East and
Waller joins Sheraton Deira
Francois Waller is the newly appointed general manager at the Sheraton Deira Hotel,
Emaar appoints Grant as polo manager
Emaar Hospitality Group has appointed Philip Grant as general manager of Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club. A qualified riding instructor; he is in the process of implementing several equestrian activities in the Middle East in line with the British Horse Society protocols.
Promotion for IHG’s Stamper
InterContinental Hotels Group has promoted Simon Stamper to area general manager for InterContinental Abu Dhabi and Inter-Continental Al Ain. He was previously general manager at the largest Holiday Inn in EMEA, the Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum.
New GM at
The Rezidor Hotel Group has appointed Pasquale Baiguera as new general manager for the
Homenidis joins Jumeira Rotana
Rotana Hotels Suites and Resorts have recently appointed Yannis Homenidis as the new general manager of Jumeira Rotana Dubai. Yannis most recently served as a resident manager of Towers Rotana. He has a strong background in food and beverage, and previously worked at Al Bustan Rotana.
Reiher directs IHG operations
InterContinental Hotels Group has appointed Carsten Reiher as director of operations for IHG Jordan and
Makhlouf appointed at Beach Rotana
The Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi recently appointed Ziad Makhlouf as director of Human Resources for the hotel. Having moved to the Gulf from
Chi Hotels & Resorts appoints Carroll
Glenn Carroll has become senior vice president for sales and marketing for CHI Hotels & Resorts (formerly Corinthia Hotels International. Carroll has been group sales and marketing director for Como Hotels & Resorts and vice president sales and marketing
New role for Melhem
Rabih Melhem has been appointed executive assistant manager at the Media Rotana Dubai, due to open in November. Melhem began his career with the Hyatt Hotels and Resorts after achieving eight years of F&B experience. He was instrumental in opening the new extension of Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi.
Promotion for Saleh
Dori Mounir Saleh has been promoted as the executive assistant manger at the Mövenpick Hotel Kuwait. Saleh began his career in 1999 and has moved within various departments including F&B, projects, management and leadership experience. Among his roles was the project of refurbishing the hotel kitchen.
New team at Amman hotel
The Four Seasons Hotel Amman has appointed two new members to its management team, Olivier Thomas as hotel manager and Halla Rafati as director of public relations. Thomas’ 16 years in the hospitality industry includes hotels such as The Hotel Palace in Milan and The Savoy in London.
Two Bonnington appointments
Martin Kubler has been appointed as director of operations for the Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai, scheduled to open early 2009. Kubler previously worked at Ramada Plaza, Doha. Mustafa Drief has been appointed F&B director at the property. A major part of Drief’s career was spent with Starwood Hotels.
Emirates’ executives appointed to new roles
Emirates Airline has appointed three UAE nationals: Nabil Sultan has been appointed SVP for commercial operations in Europe; Adnan Kazim (left) has taken over as SVP, commercial operations for the Gulf, ME and Iran; and Salem Obaidalla is now SVP, commercial operations for Africa, West Asia and Indian Ocean.
Etihad appoints VP flight operations
Etihad Airways has appointed Captain Christoph Schippel as the airline’s new vice president flight operations. Captain Schippel will also oversee preparations for flight operations to new Etihad destinations, and manage the airline’s 675 pilots and its growing aircraft fleet.