UAE: Dubai developer Seven Tides has appointed the general manager and four senior executive committee members for its Dukes Dubai hotel and hotel apartment project.
General manager Mete Atakuman will lead the team and brings more
than 20 years' industry experience to the role. He has previously
worked with the Jumeirah Group to oversee the takeover of the
Jumeirah Bodrum Palace, Turkey as well as managing several high
profile pre-opening projects in China and Azerbaijan.
"Mete has a proven operational and commercial track record when it comes to spearheading new hotel projects, and his experience of conveying luxury brand concepts will be instrumental to our success as we introduce this uniquely British brand to an expectant market in the region," said Abdulla Bin Sulayem, CEO, Seven Tides, developer of Dukes Dubai.
Other appointments include Laetitia Pardo, who joins as director of sales and marketing; Richard Mazeau, director of human resources; pre-opening specialist Avnish Kumar, and Navin Shah, director of finance.
"The success of Dukes Dubai in the UAE is contingent upon its leadership team and their ability to position the brand as a market leader and deliver its distinctly unique character in today's extremely competitive marketplace," said Bin Sulayem.