On The Move


Lanfranchi takes charge at InterCon
Giorgio Lanfranchi has been appointed as general manager (GM) of the InterContinental Asmara in Eritrea.

Lanfranchi takes on the new role after rejoining the group in 2003 as the pre-opening GM of the InterContinental Abu Soma in Egypt

Mathis at Mövenpick Resort Taba
Johnny Mathis has taken over as the GM for the Mövenpick Resort Taba, which is due to open in spring this year. Mathis joins the Mövenpick Resort Taba with more that 37 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Before joining the Mövenpick Resort Taba, he held the same position at the Mövenpick Hotel in Aqaba.

Antoine is new GM of Metropolitan
Christian Antoine has joined The Metropolitan Palace Hotel, Beirut, as general manager. Antoine brings with him a wealth of experience having worked for leading hotel chains like InterContinental, Meridien, Hyatt, Sheraton, THF Hotels, The Diplomat Hotels in Bahrain and Jumeirah International, where he was the GM of The Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai
Azmi at Four Points by Sheraton
n Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai has appointed Joseph Azmi as director of sales. He joins the property after working at the Sheraton Dubai Creek for over 10 years, where he started his hotel career.

Mansour is Sheraton Doha’s new HR
Sheraton Doha Hotel & Resort has appointed Hamad Al Mansour as the new director of HR. Mansour. He has a wealth of experience  working for Qatar National Hotels and its properties for several years.

Ritz-Carlton, Doha promotes Tayach
Karim Tayach, director of F&B at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha has been promoted as executive assistant manager in charge of F&B. He joined The Ritz-Carlton Dubai in 2000 as outlets manager before moving to  Doha.

Rohm is Meriden Abu Dhabi’s 
Le Meridien Abu Dhabi has appointed Anna Elisabeth Rohm as their new FOM. Rohm, a German national, comes with vast experience in the hospitality industry around the world.
Al Shakush joins Mina Seyahi
n Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina has appointed Mila Al Shakush as the spa manager for the new ‘Solesenses’ by Clarins spa. Al Shakush joins the Mina from Clarins Institute at Paris Gallery in Dubai.

Fath at Elephantine Island Resort
Khaled Abul Fath has appointed as Elephantine Island Resort Aswan’s director of sales and marketing. He has more than 14 year’s experience within Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts.

Lots cooking for Van der Veen 
Erwin van der Veen takes over the role of F&B manager at Al Sondos Suites by Le Meridien and its sister property Dar Al Sondos Hotel Apartments. Van der Veen has worked for Seoul Hilton Hotel and for the Hyatt Regency Dubai.

Chef Roland joins Ramada Bahrain
Chef Roland Braun has joined Ramada Hotel, Bahrain. German-born Chef Roland has vast experience having worked in leading hotels in Germany, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia.
New PR team at Mövenpick Bur Dubai
n Marie Kristiansson has been appointed as Mövenpick Hotel Bur Dubai’s new PR manager Marie Kristiansson. Kristiansson will be supported in her role by Marianne Cruz, who was earlier running the Business Centre at the hotel.

Senior appointments at Emirates
Emirates has appointed of four UAE nationals to senior positions in the company, all in charge of mainstream operations. Saeed Mohammed has been appointed senior VP, procurement and logistics (non-aircraft). He brings to his new position three years of hands-on experience in procurement, acquired since he joined Emirates from Dubal in 2001. Hamad Obaidalla has been appointed senior VP, commercial operations, Gulf, Middle East and Iran. Nabil Sultan is the new senior VP, commercial operations, West Asia and Indian Ocean while Nasser Bin Kherbash is the new senior VP president, commercial operations, Africa.