James Berry. James Berry.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City has appointed James Berry as its new general manager.

Berry, 40, from Northamptonshire, England, began his management career as general manager in 2008 and brings with him more than 20 years of experience in the hotel and hospitality industry.

In his new role, he will oversee the 246-room property where his responsibilities will include over 200 full-time employees, three restaurants, three bars and 12 meeting rooms.

Prior to his current appointment, Berry was serving as general manager at Sofitel London Heathrow Hotel after spending two years as general manager at Sofitel London Gatwick Hotel.

Before that, Berry spent four years with Guoman & Thistle Hotels, now known as glh, in London, as VC general manager at The Tower Hotel and acting general manager of The Cumberland in Marble Arch.

Berry has also previously worked with Radisson Hotel Group as general manager of Park Inn Peterborough, during which he also oversaw the opening of the Park Inn Rotherham and Park Inn Thurrock.

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