Seasoned hotelier Michael Koth has been appointed as general manager of the legendary Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi.
He will also just take up the posture of place vice president of functions, overseeing Mandarin Oriental Jumeira and the forthcoming Mandarin Oriental Downtown, each in Dubai.
The latter is scheduled to open in 2021.
A German/Swiss countrywide, Koth is a leader in the hospitality sector, bringing a wealth of encounter and expertise spanning around 35 yrs.
Prior to the recent function, he held a selection of senior management positions at the InterContinental Resort Team, which include general manager of the InterContinental Doha.
His hospitality journey then introduced him to Asia where he put in two yrs as director of luxury and way of living resorts under the IHG umbrella in south-east Asia, dependable for overseeing pre-opening lodges, repositioning of luxury resorts and primary the comprehensive refurbishment of InterContinental Bali Resort.
He has now returned to the Center East with Mandarin Oriental, where he will lead the extremely predicted rebranding of Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, section of Mandarin Oriental Resort Team.
Commenting on his appointment, Koth reported: “My intention at Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, is to go on to establish on the legacy of this legendary property.
“It is a good honour to lead the vision of the entrepreneurs and Mandarin Oriental Resort Team in obtaining a productive rebranding and providing exemplary support requirements and an unparalleled feeling of put.”
Koth is fluent in English, French and German.
He is a supporter of up to date art, tradition and opera and in his leisure time, he enjoys actively playing cricket, badminton and travelling with his family members.
The property is owned by Emirates Palace Company, a subsidiary of the govt of Abu Dhabi.
The hotel, which is a wonderful case in point of Arabian design, was conceived to host the Gulf Cooperation Council Summit and continues to be the most well-liked venue for quite a few high-profile conferences in the community and private sector.
It is also very well recognised for welcoming quite a few heads of states, foreign dignitaries and celebrities.
The property is viewed as the World’s Major Meeting Resort by voters at the Entire world Vacation Awards.