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Talent: appointments

New F&B director Major appointment for Sofitel The Palm by Carlson Rezidor

New sales director for Fairmont Dubai

Sofitel The Palm has appointed Lars Heeman as its new F&B director. With over 24 years’ experience in the hotel industry, Heeman started his career at Marriott Hotel, Hamburg as a casual waiter. Following five years with the hotel, he moved to London where he worked for both Marriott Hotel Marbel Arch and Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square. Leeman’s career has also seen him working in the USA at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Phoenix and in Russia at Hotels Astoria & Angleterre, St Petersburg and Moscow’s Hotel Metropol as director of food & beverage.

Pranav Vohra has been appointed as director of sales and marketing for Fairmont Dubai. Vohra joins Fairmont Dubai from his most recent role as director of sales and marketing at Hyatt Regency Dubai, bringing over 13 years of experience in the hospitality industry in the United Arab Emirates. As the new director of sales and marketing for Fairmont Dubai, Vohra will carry out the responsibilities of overseeing the property’s sales efforts, determining and developing marketing communication activities in conjunction with the overall brand strategy, at the company’s flagship hotel located in the heart of Dubai.

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has promoted Eric de Neef to the position of executive vice president, global chief branding and commercial officer. de Neef, currently also the executive vice president & chief commercial officer of Rezidor Hotel Group (EMEA), will assume additional responsibilities and lead the branding and commercial organisation for the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group globally. “I feel honored to receive the opportunity to contribute to the new global ambition of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group,” said de Neef.

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