Dubai, November 2014.Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates has this month appointed a new Resident Manager for the hotel, Mr. Slim Zaiane. Originally from the UK, Slim brings a wealth of expertise to his role at the hotel, having previously worked at reputable hotel brands across the UK.
Graduating with a BA honours degree in Hotel Management from Glion Hotel School in Switzerland, Slim went on to complete his Masters at Oxford Brookes University. He started his career as the Front Office Manager at Red Carnations Hotels, before moving to Hilton London Heathrow to take up the position of Director of Front Office.
In 2007, Slim completed the Hilton Shine ‘4D’ programme, which is the company’s top talent development progamme, and stayed in the Hilton family until 2013, working as the Rooms Division Director/Revenue Manager at Hilton Newcastle Gateshead and then as Director of F&B at Hilton London Metropole. In February 2013, Slim moved to Dubai to work at Al Bustan Rotana Dubai as the property’s Executive Manager, reporting to the Area General Manager. Slim is fluent in Arabic, English and French and has a passion for contemporary art, architecture and design.
“We are delighted to welcome on board Slim in his new role as Resident Manager of the hotel.” Says Konstantin Zeuke, General Manager at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates. “We are sure that with his passion and enthusiasm for what he does, he will bring a lot to the team!”
In his free time, Slim enjoys travelling, and always collects ethnic art pieces from different countries. He also enjoys sports and is an avid runner, scuba diver and tennis player. He will bring a wealth of expertise, passion and spirit to his new role at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates.
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About Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates:
Priding itself on offering guests innovative experiences, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates has some of the most unique and stylish room products in the region. Fifteen stunning Ski Chalets marry sand and snow, offering views of the Arabian Gulf on one side and ski slopes on the other. The über-sleek Executive Tower Suites and the luxurious Presidential Suite are an exercise in modern elegance and provide an exclusive haven for discerning guests. Each of the hotel’s 393 deluxe rooms and suites is equipped with a large plasma flat-screen TV with access to 80 international satellite channels, as well as a DVD and multi-media player. In addition, all rooms have a fully furnished dining area as well as stylish and well-appointed marble bathrooms.
Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now manages a portfolio of 75 five-star hotels in 31 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one is imbued with the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2014.
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