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Sofitel The Palm reveals senior management team

Sofitel The Palm reveals senior management team

Meet the team at the 361-key property on Dubai's Palm Jumeirah
(Aug 4, 2013)

CHRISTOPHE SCHNYDER, GENERAL MANAGER

Swiss national Christophe Schnyder brings more than 25 years of international experience to his role as general manager at Sofitel The Palm Dubai.

Schnyder began his career at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City as a trainee. He then moved on to the Peninsula in New York as Duty Manager, before returning to Switzerland as front office manager at the Movenpick in Geneva.

In 1992, he joined Kempinski?s flagship property, The Ciragan Palace Kempinski in Istanbul, as assistant food manager and was then promoted to food and beverage manager.

Schnyder was appointed as resident manager of during the pre-opening phase of Dubai?s iconic Burj Al Arab in 1999, following which, he was promoted to hotel manager at the property.

Schnyder then moved to another Jumeirah property as general manager of Al Qasr and Dar Al Masyaf, overseeing the pre-opening of the 575-key hotel.

From 2009 to 2011, Schnyder was the executive vice president of a privately owned Swiss company developing a new lifestyle brand hotel concept before venturing back into hotel operations and joining the Sofitel group of hotels as general manager, in charge of the pre-opening of Sofitel The Palm Dubai.

In his new role, Schnyder is responsible for the overall operations of Sofitel The Palm Dubai with the assistance of the various EXCOM team members.

Posted by: Naroola
Aug 9, 2013 [UAE] United Arab Emirates

Christopher Schynder, your profile is great and your career path is amazing and shows a self- achieved growth. Congratulations on your new assignment. Best Regards Viren Naroola, naroola@eim.ae


 

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