Alexander brings a wealth of experience to bear in this new role, following General Manager positions at Park Plaza Bengaluru (Bangalore), where he was responsible for the initial opening of the hotel in June 2011, and at Berlin’s boutique design hotel Casa Camper, again, managing the pre-opening process. Past experience also includes the role of Associate General Manager at Grand Hyatt Berlin and both Director of Rooms and Director of Sales & Marketing at Hyatt Regency Cologne.
Alexander’s expertise ranges from the strategic overview and management of numerous new openings to appointing and leading teams of up to 350 employees, delivering comprehensive sales and marketing plans and ensuring the delivery of a successful business growth model. Under Alexander’s guidance and leadership, a number of these properties have exceeded projected revenues, achieved qualification in the Michelin Guide and secured myriad high-profile awards.
Alexander graduated from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, New York with a High Honors (GPA 3, 6), is a member of the American Culinary Society and Sommeliers and is fluent in German, French and English.
Commenting on his new appointment, Alexander says: “Joining Emirates Palace is a fantastic opportunity. I am greatly looking forward to working alongside the Palace’s talented and dedicated team of professionals to deliver an exclusive, luxurious and five-star experience to all our guests.”