24 August 2017

On the move

Campbell Returns to Outrigger

Outrigger Enterprises Group has appointed Rory Campbell as area director of sales and marketing, for Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort and Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort, both in Thailand. He was with the company from 2013 to 2016 as director of sales and marketing and general manager.


VisitBritain welcomes new manager

VisitBritain has appointed Sofia Santos as the country manager for the Middle East and Turkey. Sofia was most recently the director of marketing for Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort in Dubai. She is also an entrepreneur, being the founder and co-founder of different start-ups in F&B wholesale, apparel and marketing.


Kourotsidis to head The Diplomat

Kosta Kourotsidis has been appointed the general manager of The Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel Bahrain. A German/Greek national, he has 20 years’ worth of industry experience and joined the Rezidor Hotel Group in 2000. He was most recently the general manager at Radisson Blu Hotel Downtown Dubai.


Schuknecht joins Radisson Blu Doha

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha has appointed Mario Schuknecht as its new director of sales and marketing. A German national with international hospitality experience of 28 years, he joined The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group in 1999 and has held various positions in USA, Germany and Switzerland.


Thumiger joins as cluster GM

Wyndham Hotel Group has appointed Stefan Thumiger as the cluster general manager for Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach and Ramada Hotel & Suites Sharjah. Thumiger brings over 34 years of hospitality experience to the role, before which he was COO Hospitality Treasure Bay Bintan at Landmark Berhad, Singapore.


Goddard joins as executive chef

Six Senses Zighy Bay has welcomed a new executive chef Timothy Goddard. He provides a wealth of experience gained over two decades associated with hotels across the globe, having worked with renowned Michelin Star chefs such as Michel Portos, Michel Roux, Nicolas Vianne and Christian Tetedoie, to name a few.


Opitz joins as hotel manager

Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates Dubai has appointed Steffen Opitz as hotel manager. Opitz began his career in 1998 at the Kempinski Hotel Adlon Berlin, Germany, located in his home city. He has since worked with the luxury brand in hotels across the world, including Europe, Asia and the Middle East.


IHG welcomes IMEA hotels director

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), has appointed David Todd as its new senior director, new hotels-IMEA. Todd previously worked for IHG, both at the corporate office and at the company’s hotels in the Middle East. Prior to rejoining IHG, he served as vice-president, Operations-MEA at Millennium Hotels & Resorts.


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