Saturday, October 16, 2021

On the move

Sofitel appoints Hisman as DOSM

Sofitel Dubai The Palm has appointed Yeliz Hisman, as their new Director of Sales and Marketing. She is an industry veteran, with over 17 years’ experience, across the Middle East and Europe. Prior to this, she headed the sales and marketing department at the Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts in Dubai.


Godot named voco GM

voco Dubai Palm Jumeirah has appointed French hotelier Charles Godot as General Manager. Godot joined the voco brand this summer and is keen to lead the team ahead of the hotel’s opening. He started his career journey with IHG Hotels & Resorts in 2003 at InterContinental Paris Le Grand Hôtel.


Sealine Beach Resort appoints GM

Sealine Beach, A Murwab Resort and Qatar’s first leisure destination has appointed Marko Jovanovic with his expertise in maintaining strong customer relations and guest retention, as the new General Manager. Jovanovic has over 10 years of hospitality experience in managing different aspects of hospitality.


Le Meridien role for Al Ghamdi

Saad Al Ghamdi joins Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre as Director of Sales & Marketing. Prior to his new role, Al Ghamdi served as a Director of Sales & Marketing at Marriott Hotel Al Forsan in Abu Dhabi. He has over 15 years’ experience with Marriott International and has won several accolades.


Mathias joins Air France-KLM

Air France-KLM has appointed Sylvain Mathias as the new Regional Commercial Director Middle East, based in Dubai. Mathias has held several senior roles with Air France-KLM in business development, sales, and corporate strategy. His previous role was Regional Commercial Director Near East based in Beirut, Lebanon.


Muscheid is Hotel Manager

DoubleTree by Hilton Ras Al Khaimah has appointed Eva Muscheid as Hotel Manager. Muscheid brings 16 years of industry experience. During her tenure with Hilton, she has held several positions including Cluster Director of Business Development for a selection of Hilton properties from 2016 to 2021.


Gharib is MD, Raffles the Palm

Ayman Gharib has been named as Managing Director of Raffles The Palm Dubai ahead of its highly anticipated opening in Q4 of this year. He joined the Raffles team in 2009, bringing with him more than 20 years of hospitality experience and a deep understanding of the luxury hotel industry.


St. Regis Dubai adds to its team

The Palm Jumeirah’s newest luxury hotel, The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm, has announced two new additions to its team of experienced professionals, with the appointment of Ahmad Qasim as Director of Food & Beverage and Thomas Pendarovski as Executive Chef. Ahmad Qasim brings over 12 years working in the hospitality industry, with exceptional skills across catering, F&B, hotel, and hospitality management. Boasting over 16 years of experience, Thomas Pendarovski joins the property with extensive culinary expertise and a wealth of knowledge, both regional and global.


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