Dubai's first Tryp by Wyndham appoint ex-com team
Newly named leadership team will drive operations at Wyndham Dubai Marina and Tryp by Wyndham hotels
Tryp by Wyndham Dubai and the Wyndham Dubai has announced the creation of a joint executive committee, charged with managing the soon-to-open hotel.
The cluster ex-com team will manage both hotels and their collective 1,100 guest rooms.
Rogier M. Hurkmans has been promoted to cluster general manager, responsible for leading daily operations and overseeing more than 400 hotel associates.
Hurkmans has more than 20 years of experience serving global hotel chains including InterContinental Hotels Group, Hilton, Steigenberger, Swissôtel and FRHI Hotels & Resorts in leadership and management roles including managing director and general manager.
Last year, he joined Wyndham Dubai Marina, the first Wyndham Hotels and Resorts location in the UAE, as general manager overseeing the opening of the 486-room upscale hotel.
“Wyndham Hotel Group’s expansion throughout the UAE has brought the first Wyndham and TRYP by Wyndham hotels to Dubai, offering the utmost in quality accommodations and hospitable service for travelers visiting this dynamic city,” said Hurkmans.
“We’ve assembled a team of dedicated, service-oriented leaders who will ensure the hotels’ success while delivering great experiences to all guests who stay with us at both locations.”
Jo-Ella Moore and Tarek E. Shehata have been named as hotel managers. Denis Nobre is the cluster director of finance. Jan Siddiqi will be the cluster director of sales.
Whereas Lola Banjo, Esmeralda Van Wyk, Shabri Bali, Prakash Nakarmi, Tarek Rahli and Ajai Gupta have all been appointed in cluster positions.
Tryp by Wyndham Dubai is set to open this summer with 650 hotel rooms including 25 of the brand’s signature fitness rooms, which has exercise equipment for private workouts.
The hotel will also offer a social lobby known as Plaza Central where guests can eat and drink, work, relax, or meet. Other facilities include a swimming pool, fitness centre, and meeting space.
Wyndham Dubai Marina and TRYP by Wyndham Dubai are owned by subsidiaries of Dubai-based First Group and are managed by Wyndham Hotel Group.