Thursday, January 24, 2019

On the move

Al Essa joins Kempinski Riyadh

Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski Riyadh has appointed Adnan Mansour Al Essa to the position of food and beverage manager. A Saudi national, Adnan has a diploma in Hotel Management from Les Roches, Marbella, Spain, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Swiss Hotel Association.


Krueger joins Kempinski Muscat

Frederic Krueger joins Kempinski Hotel Muscat as director of sales and marketing, from Kempinski’s opening projects in Yangon and Singapore. Krueger started his career with the brand as a sales manager for Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich and has also worked with the iconic Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin.


Economou moves to Bahrain

InterContinental Regency Bahrain has appointed Philipp John Economou as the new area general manager. Economou brings more than 23 years of hospitality experience, and his first Middle East assignment was as GM of Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi. After that, he moved to InterContinental Fujairah Resort as an opening GM.


Varghese joins as hotel manager

R Hotels has appointed Binu Varghese as the hotel manager of Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Jumeirah Beach Residence. Varghese will lead the 188-key property and head its overall operations and strategies. He brings in more than 20 years of hospitality experience, of sales and marketing roles.


Clark joins Hilton hotel as GM

Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City has roped in Charles E M Clark as general manager. Clark joins from Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, where he has been GM since 2013. He has been with London Hilton Park Lane, Hilton London Islington and Hilton London Heathrow Airport in directorial capacities.


Sayad moves to RAK

Hilton Hotels has appointed Sayad Ibrahimli to the new position of cluster director of marketing and PR. Ibrahimli will be responsible for three prestigious hotels; the award-winning Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, Hilton Al Hamra Beach and Golf Resort and Al Hamra Residence and Village.


Hempell leads IHG’s rewards

IHG has promoted Christian Hempell to senior VP Global Loyalty and Partnerships. Hempell will lead a team developing loyalty programmes for new and existing members for IHG Rewards Club, IHG Business Rewards, InterContinental Ambassador and the IHG Rewards Club US credit card partnership. 


Jumeirah Messilah appoints Adele

Highly skilled and accomplished spa, salon and fitness centre director, Adele Osborne, joins Talise Spa team as the new British Spa manager at Kuwait’s idyllic resort. Adele’s team leadership, training and development with diversity are some of the capabilities that earned her recognition in award-winning spas.


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