Fairmont The Palm Dubai has appointed a new director of operations: Jorge Fernandez.
He will be responsible for overseeing and enhancing the execution of the resorts operational procedures and delivering key strategic initiatives across the resort.
Fernandez has extensive global luxury five-star experiences; he joins Fairmont The Palm from Roya International where he operated as a special projects executive driving projects in hospitality development, corporate operations strategy and project management.
Prior to this, Fernandez was general manager, luxury brand development for American Trade Hotel, a five-star luxury boutique brand in Panama.
Fernandez worked for Hospes Hotels, a boutique hotel company in Spain, as hotel general ,anager and later as rgional manager, responsible for 10 hotels, six new openings and the project growth of five properties.
Fernandez also has experience as a corporate events manager with Gourmet Paradis, with his career commencing as resident manager at Barcelo Hotels and Resorts.
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.