Wednesday, August 15, 2018

On the move

AccorHotels promotes Veronique

AccorHotels has promoted Veronique Augier Nel as director of communications and CSR Asia Pacific. Veronique will manage the communications and corporate social responsibility functions for AccorHotels’ 980+ Asia Pacific properties. She has been with AccorHotels Asia Pacific for seven years.


Varghese appointed executive chef

Chef Sinju Varghese has been appointed as the new executive chef of Al Raha Beach Hotel, a five-star beachfront resort in Abu Dhabi. He is responsible for overseeing all the culinary activities at various dining outlets in the hotel. Chef Varghese was declared the Chef of the Year in 2014. 


DoubleTree appoints new sous chef

DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah has appointed Satya Singh as the new sous chef. He will work closely with the executive chef to create Asian-inspired culinary masterpieces at Sanchaya. Prior to this, Chef Satya was with the Hilton Salalah Resort for five years. 


Hilton Abu Dhabi hires F&B manager

Eugene Conradie has been appointed as the new food and beverage manager at Hilton Abu Dhabi to oversee all food and beverage operations across the five-star property from planning and controlling orders to managing finances and purchases. He has been with Hilton for more than three years. 


Radisson Blu appoints executive chef

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha has appointed Kulvinder Singh Chandhok as the new executive chef. An Indian national and a graduate of Oberoi School of Management in Delhi, Chef Chandhok, has international hospitality experience of more than 30 years in the Middle East, Asia and Canada.


Pompilio is rooms division manager

Francesco Pompilio has been appointed the new rooms division manager of The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery, Middle East’s first holistic wellbeing resort. Most recently, he was the acting executive assistant manager at dusitD2 Kenz hotel in Dubai. Pompilio has 16 years of hospitality experience. 


Alsaden joins architecture triennial

Amin Alsaden has been appointed the director of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial, the first platform dedicated to architecture and urbanism in the wider region. Alsaden will oversee programming and related activities, as well as outreach and external relations with local, regional, and international partners.


Traveltek appoints regional sales managers

Traveltek Group Ltd has appointed two new regional sales managers as it forges ahead with its Middle East and North Africa (Mena) expansion strategy. Liam Butcher is a British business management graduate with five years of sales and marketing experience. Most recently, he led Middle East events firm Terrapinn, where he was involved in sales for travel-related conferences and exhibitions. Abir, an Egyptian, has worked in the travel industry for the past 20 years. Most recently, she was regional product lead with online B2B hotel booking system She started her career with travel agencies before moving to Bahrain flag carrier Gulf Air. 


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