Swiss-Belhotel Seef Bahrain has appointed seasoned hotelier Alban Dutemple as its new general manager.
Dutemple brings over three and a half decades of outstanding experience in the industry with some of the world’s leading hospitality brands. Out of this, his longest stint was with the Accor Group where he spent nearly 19 years serving various hotels in different capacities.
Laurent A. Voivenel, senior vice president, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India for Swiss-Belhotel International, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Alban who has an extremely strong local and international experience and a proven track record in the industry. We are confident his expertise and dynamic approach will be instrumental in exceeding our guests’ expectations while delivering the highest level of service and standards.”
Thanking the outgoing general manager Herve Peyre who was also the group’s area general manager in Bahrain, Voivenel stated: “The team at Swiss-Belhotel Seef Bahrain has done a tremendous job under the leadership of Herve in positioning the hotel as a market leader and winner of several accolades including the ‘Best four-star hotel in GCC’ at the Food & Travel Awards for three consecutive years, 2016-18. We are very grateful to Herve for his contribution and hard work and wish him the very best for the future.”
Upon joining Swiss-Belhotel Seef Bahrain, Dutemple said: “I feel very excited and motivated, and look forward to working closely with the team to build on the exceptional success of Swiss-Belhotel Seef Bahrain. We all know continued investment in tourism infrastructure is transforming Bahrain’s tourism sector. It is wonderful to be in the kingdom at this exciting time. I love the spirit and culture of Bahrain and look forward to discovering more about the local customs and traditions.”
A French national, Dutemple entered the hospitality industry as chef de partie at a Michelin star restaurant in France in 1978 and rose quickly in his career. He has worked with leading hotel brands across the globe including Nikko Hotels, Sheraton and AccorHotels Group. - TradeArabia News Service