Friday, February 22, 2019

On the move

Atmosphere Hotels appoints two veterans

Maldivian based Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of two roles within its senior management team. Venkata Giri has been promoted as the chief operating officer for the Atmosphere Group. Over the last four years, he has successfully led the operations team under the title of group director of operations to hospitality excellence. Additionally, Stephane Laguette is the newly appointed senior vice-president of sales and marketing. Laguette joins Atmosphere from Anantara Hotels & Resorts, where he held the position of vice-president of sales and marketing Asia and Maldives. He brings a wealth of experience from the international hospitality sector.

 

Kurzendorfer appointed new GM

Otto Kurzendorfer has been appointed as general manager of The Regency Kuwait by The Abdul Razzaq Al Sane & Sons Group of Companies. Kurzendorfer has had 22 years of experience, working with global giants like Kempinski, IHG, Starwood and JA Resorts & Hotels. His first GM role was in Shanghai in 2007.

 

Alam joins Wyndham group

Mohammed Sitab Alam has been appointed the new executive chef of Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham JBR. Chef Alam will be in-charge of the kitchen operations of all the hotel’s dining outlets. Before joining the property, he worked as executive chef for Golden Tulip Media Hotel, and City Seasons Dubai.

 

Atmosphere Hotels appoints two veterans

Maldivian based Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of two roles within its senior management team. Venkata Giri has been promoted as the chief operating officer for the Atmosphere Group. Over the last four years, he has successfully led the operations team under the title of group director of operations to hospitality excellence. Additionally, Stephane Laguette is the newly appointed senior vice-president of sales and marketing. Laguette joins Atmosphere from Anantara Hotels & Resorts, where he held the position of vice-president of sales and marketing Asia and Maldives. He brings a wealth of experience from the international hospitality sector.

 

Norwegian Cruise Line appoints VP

Norwegian Cruise Line has appointed Eamonn Ferrin as vice-president and managing director for its UK, Ireland, Israel, South Africa and the Middle East markets. Ferrin will oversee the sales, marketing, PR and office operations. He has more than 20 years of senior-level experience in the industry.

 

TTC promotes Maheshwari

With over 22 years of experience in the travel industry, Darshan Maheshwari, country manager for The Travel Corporation India has been promoted to country manager for India and the Middle East. He will expand TTC’s regional footprint and engage agent partners in training and sales-driven events.

 

Maneesha is new executive chef

Supul Maneesha has been appointed as executive chef of soon-to-open Millennium Atria Business Bay in Dubai. Chef Maneesha will be responsible for overseeing the operations of the hotel’s dining outlets including in-room dining services. His prior role was Chef de cuisine at Crowne Plaza Hotel Dubai.

 

Lange appointed senior DOS

Heinrich Lange has been appointed senior director sales, Gulf, Afghanistan & Pakistan, Lufthansa Group. Lange will be responsible for the commercial and sales activities of the Lufthansa Group Airlines, as well as their representation in the regions. He has 14 years of experience in airline management.

 

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