Seasoned hotelier Michael Koth has been appointed as normal supervisor of the enduring Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi.
He may also take up the place of space vp of operations, overseeing Mandarin Oriental Jumeira and the upcoming Mandarin Oriental Downtown, each in Dubai.
The latter is scheduled to open in 2021.
A German/Swiss nationwide, Koth is a pacesetter within the hospitality business, bringing a wealth of expertise and information spanning over 35 years.
Previous to the present position, he held quite a few senior management positions on the InterContinental Lodge Group, together with normal supervisor of the InterContinental Doha.
His hospitality journey then introduced him to Asia the place he spent two years as director of luxurious and way of life resorts beneath the IHG umbrella in south-east Asia, accountable for overseeing pre-opening inns, repositioning of luxurious resorts and main the complete refurbishment of InterContinental Bali Resort.
He has now returned to the Center East with Mandarin Oriental, the place he’ll lead the extremely anticipated rebranding of Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, a part of Mandarin Oriental Lodge Group.
Commenting on his appointment, Koth mentioned: “My purpose at Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, is to proceed to construct upon the legacy of this iconic property.
“It’s a nice honour to guide the imaginative and prescient of the house owners and Mandarin Oriental Lodge Group in attaining a profitable rebranding and delivering exemplary service requirements and an unparalleled sense of place.”
Koth is fluent in English, French and German.
He’s a fan of up to date artwork, tradition and opera and in his leisure time, he enjoys taking part in cricket, badminton and travelling together with his household.
The property is owned by Emirates Palace Firm, a subsidiary of the federal government of Abu Dhabi.
The lodge, which is a advantageous instance of Arabian design, was conceived to host the Gulf Cooperation Council Summit and stays the popular venue for a number of high-profile conferences in the private and non-private sector.
It is usually properly recognised for welcoming a number of heads of states, international dignitaries and celebrities.