Stefano Micocci, an Italian citizen, has been appointed Executive Chef at St. Regis Downtown, Dubai. Chef Micocci has over 20 years of progressive experience working in countries like Italy, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Langkawi. Prior to this, he was Executive Chef at The Andaman Luxury Collection in Malaysia.
Aleph Hospitality has appointed Daniel Ebo as its new Vice President Sales. Most recently, Ebo was Area Director of Sales & Marketing, Oman, for InterContinental Hotels Group. He brings over 20 years of hospitality experience working in Oman, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and England.
Waldorf Astoria Kuwait has appointed Kemal Sirtikirmizi as General Manager. Sirtikirmizi, a hospitality veteran, brings more than 20 years of international experience across North America, Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. He has worked with many luxury brands including St. Regis and Ritz-Carlton.
Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas Abu Dhabi has appointed Sid Fikri as Executive Assistant Manager. Fikri’s hospitality career began 20 years ago, in New York City. He brings with him a wide creative knowledge and practical understanding of the hospitality and service industry, working his way up in the Big Apple.
Explora Journeys, the new luxury brand of MSC Group’s Cruise Division, has appointed Helen Beck as Head of Global Sales Excellence. Beck previously spent five years as Vice President International Sales and Marketing with Crystal Cruises and, prior to that, 16 years with Royal Caribbean as EMEA Regional Director.
Dubai Holding, a diversified global investment company with operations in 13 countries, has appointed Fernando Eiroa as the new Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Holding Entertainment. Eiroa brings nearly 20 years of experience in the experiential entertainment industry. In his last role, he was CEO of CircusTrix.
Amanda Hyndman is General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, Area Vice President of Operations and Group Director of Quality & Rooms. She will also oversee operations at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou, Mandarin Oriental, Macau, and Mandarin Oriental, Sanya.
Ammar Helal has been appointed the new Director of Sales and Marketing of Marriott Hotel Al Forsan situated in the vibrant Khalifa City in Abu Dhabi. Most recently, he was the Multi-Property Director of Sales at The Abu Dhabi Edition, Marriott Hotel & Marriott Executive Apartments Downtown Abu Dhabi.