Travel, Tourism & Hospitality

Millennium Place Marina reveals executive team

The Millennium Place Marina in Dubai has welcomed new members to its executive team ahead of its opening.

General manager Manuel Garcia heads the team and will be managing the overall operations of the 453-key hotel, including maintaining owner’s relations, developing the brand and leading the team to achieve its business plans. Garcia’s career includes more than 27 years of hospitality experience across management, sales and marketing and operations. Most recently he was the general manager of Mercure Gold Hotel. Previously, he worked with Starwood, Marriott, Accor and Rotana in various locations.

Atef Eleskndarany is the director of sales and marketing and will lead the hotel’s sales and marketing teams. An experienced hotelier with six hotel opening experience within international hotel chains environment and 20 years of hospitality experience, Eleskndarany was previously the cluster director of sales and marketing of Radisson Blu Residence Dubai Marina and Radisson Blu Hotel Apartments Dubai Silicon Oasis. Eleskndarany expanded his experience with InterContinental Hotel Group, Accor and Radisson Blu Hotel Group between Egypt, Oman and UAE.

Front office manager Jan Majerski is a young and dynamic hotelier with almost a decade of hospitality experience. His role is to maintain the overall guest satisfaction, front desk operations and maintain the highest online reputation. A Polish national, he previously worked with Rove by Emaar Hospitality before joining Millennium Place Marina.

Ingrida Baltrusaityte is the hotel’s executive housekeeper and has 11 years of housekeeping experience. She will be handling the housekeeping operations of the hotel, ensuring the team complies with and delivers the highest housekeeping standards. She will maintain the cleanliness of all areas in the hotel and ensure guest satisfaction is achieved by optimum utilisation of resources.

Heading the Human Resources Department is Dhinakaran Kuppusamy, who brings more than 29 years of experience to his position. Kuppusamy has a food and beverage operations background and started his career in hospitality as F&B Management Training with Starwood in India.

A veteran in the hospitality industry with 29 years of experience, Subramanian Krishnan is Millennium Place Marina’s director of revenue. He will be spearheading the revenue and reservations functions of the hotel and is in charge of implementing various yield strategies in online channels.

Hareesh Haridasan, the hotel’s director of finance and business support, brings more than two decades of hospitality experience. He will be in charge of preparing the hotel’s budget along with the revenue management team, monitor its performance and support the operations to reach the business target.

Procurement Manager Rahul Punnapully has a great record of negotiation skills so he will apply his 18 years of experience in handling the hotel’s procurement and store operations.

A mechanical engineer with 23 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Ismail Aly Elgammal will be responsible for the hotel’s plant and machinery and will ensure all safety standards are met before the opening of the hotel. Elgammal will serve as the hotel’s director of engineering.

A Microsoft certified computer engineer, Sajith Pillai will be handling the hotel’s IT including software, hardware and network functions of the hotel. He has 13 years of experience and was previously working with Copthorne Hotel Dubai before joining Millennium Place Marina.

Ahmed Khaled will use his 16 years of experience in ensuring the safety and security of the hotel’s guests, colleagues and assets.

A modern hotel concept that will cater to the new generation of business and leisure travellers, Millennium Place Marina features 453-rooms and suites that are designed to offer fresh, lifestyle guest experience. The hotel is strategically located within the bustling district of Dubai Marina, allowing guests walking access to The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence and nearby metro stations. - TradeArabia News Service