GM appointed at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

Spanish Fernando Gibaja takes helm at Jumeirah's Palm property

Fernando Gibaja, GM at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray.
Fernando Gibaja, GM at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray.

Fernando Gibaja has joined Jumeirah Zabeel Saray on Palm Jumeirah as the hotel’s new general manager.

The Spanish national will take over the helm from Stephan Schupbach who has been promoted to regional vice president operations for Jumeirah Group.

Gibaja first joined Jumeirah in 2010 as general manager of Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel and Spa, Mallorca, where he headed up the hotel’s pre-opening phase before leading operations at the hotel for the following four years.

Gibaja’s industry experience spans more than 20 years and includes roles with The Ritz-Carlton and Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.

He has worked across the USA, Mexico, Spain and Singapore, holding a number of senior positions in F&B and banqueting, as well as executive assistant manager and general manager roles.

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