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Waldorf Astoria Dubai names new F&B head

DUBAI, June 25, 2019

Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah has welcomed Rodrigo Ofner as the new director of food and beverage.

Ofner joins the luxury property from Dukes Dubai, bringing many years of expertise from renowned luxury hospitality brands from around the world.

Ofner will be responsible for directing the food and beverage department, ensuring top grade culinary management around the clock. Responsible for six iconic restaurants and bars at Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, Ofner will continue to ensure that guests experience the finest cuisine and unparalleled service in a variety of sumptuous settings.

Ofner’s career in hospitality commenced at Ritz Four Seasons Hotel Lisboa, before establishing roles across the Atlantic with Le Meridien Copacabana and Le Meridien in Beverly Hills. He then progressed into director-level roles with the Orient Express Hotels Group in Mexico and Peru before heading back to Europe as director of food and beverage at Verdura Golf Resort and Spa Sicily, part of Rocco Forte Group.

In 2014, Ofner joined the Jumeirah hotel group as director of food and beverage at Jumeirah Port Soller in Mallorca, Spain before moving to Dubai with the luxury hotel group in December 2016 to join the prestigious Madinat Jumeirah team. Ofner most recently held a position as F&B and culinary director at Dukes Dubai, further expanding his experience in the UAE before joining Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah.

Commenting on Ofner's appointment, David Wilson, general manager of Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, said: "We are delighted to welcome Rodrigo to the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah team, especially during this exciting time as we celebrate our five-year anniversary. He is a true pioneer in F&B industry and has achieved many attainments, building expertise from all around the world. Rodrigo will be tasked with ensuring that our iconic outlets continue to stand out by remaining innovative and offering unforgettable service. His experience in worldwide leading brands within hospitality, known for immaculate service, will be key in this role." - TradeArabia News Service


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