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Fairmont The Palm Appoints Two New Members

Publish Date: 22-Mar-2017

Dubai Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Fairmont The Palm Dubai has announced the appointment of two new colleagues Enrique Gluckmann as Assistant Director of Food and Beverage, and Jenna Saunders as Public Relations Manager. Both team members bring extensive and international experience to the award-winning luxury resort.

Enrique, a Spanish national is an expert within the restaurant and bar scene. With experience across five different countries, Enrique has managed food and beverage operations within small boutique hotels, to large scale resorts and corporate city hotels. In particular, Enrique has worked with a number of well-known international brands including Etihad Airways. Most recently, he led the complete outlet renovations of Buddha Bar in the summer 2015 and Siddhartha Lounge in 2016 as Operations Manager and F&B Manager at Grosvenor House Hotel, where he received the General Manager’s Award. In his role at Fairmont The Palm, Enrique will oversee and assist with the strategic direction of their multiple award winning restaurants - whilst implementing new procedures and assisting with the launch of new restaurant concepts, which are set to open later this year.

Enrique Gluckmann stated: “I am thrilled to be part of Fairmont family. The brand history and what they represent in terms of luxury and service standards, has always been on my radar for the next step in my career. The team at Fairmont The Palm has great synergy between the departments, which is allows for a creative approach to enhancing the customer experience.”

This award-winning hotel has also welcomed an additional talent to their Marketing team, Jenna Saunders as the new Public Relations Manager.  A British national with six years of experience with four of those years within the UAE, Jenna has both agency and in house experience having worked with another five star property on Palm Jumeirah, in addition to a consumer PR Agency in Downtown Dubai. Jenna holds a degree in International Events Management with Travel and Tourism through Sheffield Hallam University. In her new position, Jenna will oversee the Public Relations operation for the Fairmont flagship property on Palm Jumeirah, including the development of relationships with key media and industry partners, delivering communication strategies and executing public relations activations on a local and international level. 

"I am delighted to be joining Fairmont The Palm," says Jenna. "I look forward to working with the team and contributing towards making this yet another outstanding year for Fairmont The Palm across the region with creative PR campaigns."

Mark Sawkins, General Manager of Fairmont The Palm commented: “It is fantastic to welcome two new members to the Fairmont family. We are very pleased to be extending the team with two great talents and look forward to working together on our up and coming offers relating to F&B and Wellness.” 


About Fairmont The Palm

Located on the Palm Jumeirah, the world’s largest man-made island shaped in the form of a palm tree, Fairmont The Palm is the perfect luxurious family resort in Dubai that offers 381 lavish rooms and suites with modern décor and Arabic touches overlooking the Arabian Gulf and the Dubai Skyline. A choice of dining experiences await the guests including the Brazilian restaurant “Frevo”, the Mediterranean seafood restaurant “Seagrill on 25° Restaurant & Lounge” and the international dining outlet “Flow Kitchen”. Fairmont The Palm presents a wide range of leisure and outdoor activities including four outdoor temperature-controlled swimming pools, 800-metres private white-sand beach and a full-service state-of-the-art health club with personal training and group exercise classes. Children between the age of 18 months and 15 years, will be entertained with fun and educational activities in the indoors “Fairmont Falcons Kids Club”. This hotel presents eight event areas ideally suited for social functions, corporate events and exclusive wedding parties.  Fairmont The Palm is only 25 minutes from the Dubai International Airport and close to the main shopping malls and local attractions in the city. 

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About Fairmont

Fairmont Hotels &Resorts connects guests to the very best of its destinations worldwide, providing travelers with memorable travel experiences, thoughtful and attentive service and luxury hotels that are truly unforgettable. Each Fairmont property reflects the locale’s energy, culture and history through locally inspired cuisine, spirited bars and lounges and distinctive design and decor. With more than 70 hotels globally, and many more in development, the Fairmont collection boasts some of the most iconic and distinctive hotels in the world. This extraordinary collection includes The Plaza in New York, The Savoy in London, Fairmont Grand Del Mar, Dubai’s Fairmont The Palm, Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai, Fairmont San Francisco and Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Québec City. Fairmont is part of AccorHotels, a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,000 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 2,600 of the finest private homes around the globe. For more information or reservations, please visit  

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