Monday, April 10, 2017

Fairmont The Palm welcomes new director of operations

Fairmont The Palm Dubai has appointed Jorge Fernandez as the new director of operations.

Fernandez will be responsible for overseeing and enhancing the execution of the resorts operational procedures and delivering key strategic initiatives across the resort.

Bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience within the hospitality landscape, Fernandez has extensive global luxury five-star experiences; he joins Fairmont The Palm from Roya International, a leading specialist hospitality consultancy, where he operated as Special Projects Executive driving projects in Hospitality Development, Corporate Operations Strategy and Project Management. Prior to this, Fernandez successfully operated as general manager, Luxury Brand Development for American Trade Hotel, a five-star luxury boutique brand in Panama. He worked for HOSPES Hotels, a leading boutique hotel Company in Spain operating as hotel general manager and later as regional manager, responsible for 10 hotels, six new openings and the project growth of five properties. Fernandez also has experience as corporate events manager with Gourmet Paradis, with his career commencing as resident manager at Barcelo Hotels and Resorts.

Mark Sawkins, general manager of Fairmont The Palm, said: “I am very pleased to be bringing Jorge to the Fairmont family, his impressive experience will provide strong leadership and strategic planning to all departments, in support of our service culture, maximised operations and guest satisfaction. We are excited to work together, enhancing the performance and increasing Fairmont The Palms benchmark of success for 2017 and leading the trends in the segment of transformational travel.”

A Spanish national, Fernandez holds an MBA in Hospitality Administration from EHL Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland, in addition to a Postgraduate Diploma of Associate Sciences, Hotel Management from ESADE Business School and a B.A. in Business Tourism and Hotel Administration from EOT, Spain. - TradeArabia News Service

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