Saturday, July 20, 2019

On the move

Palace Downtown gets new GM

Emaar Hospitality Group has appointed Marianne Fitzgerald as the new general manager of Palace Downtown, a hotel under Address Hotels + Resorts, near the Burj Khalifa in Downtown Dubai. She will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of Palace Downtown, as well as further elevating its unique position.


Chandran joins Danat Jebel Dhanna

Renjith Chandran has been appointed the new general manager of Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort. Renjith will oversee all aspects of the five-star property and will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the hotel. He has over 19 years of hospitality experience in some of the most exclusive hotels.


Hawthorn Suites gets new ADOS

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham JBR has appointed Carlo Kazan as its new assistant director of sales. Kazan has more than 15 years of experience in various countries including the UAE, Qatar, Oman, USA and Lebanon. Prior to this, he was senior sales manager at Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection by Marriott.


Kempinski appoints new CEO

Martin R. Smura has been appointed as new chief executive officer of the Kempinski Group. The 50-year old brings a vast amount of management experience from top international hotel companies on five continents: his most recent remit was that of executive chairman of the board of the Dorint Hotel Group.


Zein is the new GM

Rabih Zein has been appointed as the general manager of Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort. His most recent experience includes working at Radisson Blu Resort Sharjah, Park Inn Radisson Hotel & Residence Duqm and Park Inn Radisson Hotel Nice. He has won awards such as the Rezidor GM Fighter of the Year 2018.


Rosewood Group appoints MD

Rosewood Hotel Georgia has appointed Safwan Abu Risheh as managing director. Risheh will oversee all facets of Rosewood Hotel Georgia in his new role. Most recently, he acted as corporate director of finance for Rosewood Hotel Group and previously, area director of finance for Rosewood’s West Coast properties.


Rotana appoints complex GM

Rotana has appointed Karim Nahas as complex general manager for its three properties in Capital Centre in Abu Dhabi. Having served as general manager at Pearl Rotana Capital Centre since it opened in March 2018, Nahas will now also oversee operations at Centro Capital Centre and Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana.


Sebastian Scheeg named GM

DoubleTree by Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Corniche Hotel & Residences has appointed Sebastien Scheeg, a hospitality veteran, as its new GM. Recently, Scheeg was cluster commercial director for DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island and lately commercial director for DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai.


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