Viceroy Dubai Palm Jumeirah appoints new GM

Mikael Svensson joins Viceroy Hotel Group's first Dubai property ahead of 2016 opening

Mikael Svensson
Mikael Svensson

Viceroy Hotel Group has appointed Mikael Svensson as general manager of Viceroy Dubai Palm Jumeirah, ahead of the property’s opening in 2016.

In his new role, Svensson will oversee operations at the US $1 billion hotel, which will be the group’s first property in Dubai.

Prior to joining the team at Viceroy Palm Jumeirah, the Swedish national was general manager at Park Hyatt Canberra, Australia.

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Previously, Svensson held a number of positions at Hyatt properties in Seoul, Hong Kong, Taipei, Osaka, Mumbai, Tokyo, and Hua Hin.

Commenting on Svensson’s appointment, Viceroy Hotel Group CEO Bill Walshe said: “As one of our most significant hotel openings in the region, we are delighted to bring someone of Mikael’s calibre to lead the team at Viceroy Dubai Palm Jumeirah. His level of expertise, passion and dedication will prove invaluable to the launch, and we expect this property to set a new bar in beachfront luxury worldwide.”

Mikael Svensson stated: “It is an honour to be heading up such an exciting new opening, and I know the hotel will make a significant mark on Dubai’s hospitality landscape. I look forward to the adventure that lies ahead.”

When it opens, the Viceroy Dubai Palm Jumeirah will offer 477 rooms and suites, 222 Viceroy Residences, ten international and speciality restaurants, 800m2 of spa facilities, and three outdoor swimming pools.


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