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Fairmont The Palm Welcomes the New Director of Operations

Publish Date: 22-Mar-2017

Dubai Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Fairmont The Palm Dubai has announced the appointment of a new Director of Operations, Jorge Fernandez. Joining the team from March 5 2017, Jorge will be responsible for overseeing and enhancing the execution of the resorts operational procedures and delivering key strategic initiatives across the resort.

Bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience within the hospitality landscape, Fernandez has extensive global luxury five star experiences; he joins Fairmont The Palm from Roya International, a leading specialist hospitality consultancy, where he operated as Special Projects Executive driving projects in Hospitality Development, Corporate Operations Strategy and Project Management. Prior to this, Fernandez successfully operated as General Manager, Luxury Brand Development for American Trade Hotel, a five star luxury boutique brand in Panama. Fernandez worked for HOSPES Hotels, a leading Boutique Hotel Company in Spain operating as Hotel General Manager and later as Regional Manager, responsible for 10 hotels, six new openings and the project growth of five properties.  Fernandez also has experience as Corporate Events Manager with Gourmet Paradis, with his career commencing as Resident Manager at Barcelo Hotels and Resorts. 

Mark Sawkins, General Manager of Fairmont The Palm commented; “I am very pleased to be bringing Jorge to the Fairmont family, his impressive experience will provide strong leadership and strategic planning to all departments, in support of our service culture, maximised operations and guest satisfaction. We are excited to work together, enhancing the performance and increasing Fairmont The Palms benchmark of success for 2017 and leading the trends in the segment of transformational travel.”
A Spanish national, Fernandez holds an MBA in Hospitality Administration from EHL Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland, in addition to a Postgraduate Diploma of Associate Sciences, Hotel Management from ESADE Business School and a B.A. in Business Tourism and Hotel Administration from EOT, Spain. 
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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Fairmont The Palm 
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