JA Resorts appoints new GMs
Dubai, September 29, 2013
UAE-based JA Resorts and Hotels has appointed two experienced international hoteliers to top roles at its Dubai Marina-situated properties, the JA Oasis Beach Tower and JA Ocean View Hotel.
Torsten Obermann has been promoted as general manager at the JA Oasis Beach Tower, while Otto Kurzendorfer will take over the general management reins at the JA Ocean View Hotel.
In their new roles they will have responsibility for the overall day-to-day operations at their respective hotels, besides playing a key role in the development of long-term strategic direction for the properties.
Obermann has more than two decades’ experience in the hospitality sector, and has worked with a list of leading international brands in Germany, the US, and Switzerland.
“Torsten’s promotion to general manager recognises his individual contribution to the overall success of the company,” said David Thomson, chief operating officer.
Kurzendorfer also comes from a food and beverage background with experience across all hotel departments, and a 24-year career spanning several continents and companies with positions in the Bahamas, Germany, Seychelles, Damascus, Qatar, UK and the Chinese main hotel locations, Shanghai and Sanya.
“Otto’s extensive experience in Asia, where he opened several internationally branded hotels, plus his intimate knowledge of JA Resorts and Hotels gained during his time at the JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort and Bateaux Dubai, made him the obvious choice for our new Dubai Marina property,” Thomson added.
As general manager of the newly opened 338-room hotel, Kurzendorfer will focus on building on the property’s initial successes. - TradeArabia News Service
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