Lat­est ho­tel hap­pen­ings in the Gulf States

Hotelier Middle East - - BULLETIN -


Alila Ja­bal Akhdar ap­pointed Danny Wilkin­son as its new ex­ec­u­tive chef. From 2011 to 2013, he worked at the five-star lux­ury Coworth Park Ho­tel in As­cot, UK, part of the Dorch­ester Col­lec­tion. He then joined the three-miche­lin­starred Water­side Inn where, work­ing along­side chef-pa­tron Alain Roux. As the ex­ec­u­tive chef, he will over­see its on­go­ing com­mit­ment to sus­tain­abil­ity.

2. UAE

Hilton Ho­tels has ap­pointed Sayad Ibrahimli as the new clus­ter di­rec­tor of mar­ket­ing and pub­lic re­la­tions for three UAE ho­tels: Wal­dorf As­to­ria Ras Al Khaimah, Hilton Al Hamra Beach and Golf Re­sort, and Al Hamra Res­i­dence and Vil­lage. Ibrahimli brings more than 15 years of ex­pe­ri­ence to her new role. She re­cently worked as mar­ket­ing and pub­lic re­la­tions di­rec­tor for Wal­dorf As­to­ria Ras Al Khaimah.


Mar­riott Kuwait Ho­tels has ap­pointed Bassem Al Hajj as clus­ter di­rec­tor of sales & mar­ket­ing. Al-hajj has a ca­reer span­ning of 15 years work­ing in the hos­pi­tal­ity in­dus­try in GCC and holds a Master’s of Busi­ness plan­ning / Hos­pi­tal­ity Man­age­ment & Tourism. He will be re­spon­si­ble for JW Mar­riott Kuwait City Ho­tel, Court­yard by Mar­riott Kuwait City Ho­tel, Res­i­dence Inn by Mar­riott Kuwait.

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