Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi appoints new chefs and DOSM

Paul Balfour, Riane Stubbs and Aaishah Bohari join UAE property

Chef Paul Balfour.
Chef Paul Balfour.
Aaishah Bohari.
Aaishah Bohari.

Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi has appointed two new chefs for its Capital Grill steakhouse, as well as a new director of marketing.

Having worked together in Australia across a variety of top kitchens,Chefs Paul Balfour and Riane Stubbs are now working to establish The Capital Grill as the premium destination in Abu Dhabi for steak, having developed a menu including Wagyu Tenderloin among various other signature dishes.

Paul Balfour, chef at The Capital Grill, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi said: “A wide array of signature dishes, coupled with custom menus to suit individual tastes and dietary requirements in a refined, sleek yet awe-inspiring environment, is the order of the day for our guests. Our mandate is to elevate the hotel’s luxury dining experience while building upon Dusit’s unique business philosophy.

“To be a great steakhouse, you must offer not only the best quality of meat but also have an outstanding kitchen team who knows how to properly season and cook. Fresh, local and seasonal products are important, but despite being a steak restaurant we also serve amazing seafood and vegetarian dishes for those who don’t want meat.”

Balfour and Stubbs have previous experience working in top kitchens around Australia.

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Aaishah Bohari takes on role of Director of Sales & Marketing

Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi has appointed Aaishah Bohari as the hotel's new director of sales & marketing,

Bohari brings 20 years' experience in marketing luxury hotels across four countries, with a track record which includes pre-opening roles at Park Hyatt Saigon, the first Hyatt property in Vietnam, and Angsana Laguna Phuket, Thailand, as well as an MBA in Marketing from Hawaii Pacific University.

Commenting on the new role, Malaysian national Bohari said: “I am delighted to be here in Abu Dhabi with the Dusit International family as it continues to expand its brand and operations across the Middle East and North Africa.

“As a new hotel in a competitive market, I look forward to helping my team develop and reach their full potential and to establishing Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi as a serious contender in this market.”

Strategically located in the new business and government district, adjacent to the Centre of Excellence for Applied Research and Training (CERT) Technology Park, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi comprises 402 luxurious guest rooms & suites and 131 deluxe executive apartments.

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