Jumeirah Zabeel Saray appoints new GM, Hakan Petek

Petek takes over from the previous general manager Fernando Gibaja, who has moved on

Hakan Petek, general manager, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray.
Hakan Petek, general manager, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray.

Hakan Petek, a Turkish-British national, has joined Jumeirah Zabeel Saray as the new general manager of the property.

Petek takes over from the current general manager Fernando Gibaja, who has moved on to the Capella Hotel Group after two successful years.

Petek joined Jumeirah in June 2010 as executive assistant manager, rooms at Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa in Kuwait.

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With more than 27 years’ experience in the hotel industry, his career highlights include eight hotel openings across several five-star luxury brand properties in Turkey: Dedeman and the Sheraton in Antalya, Conrad in Istanbul, Swissotel in Istanbul and Izmir, as well as Raffles Browns and Guoman Hotel both in London.

Prior to joining Jumeirah, he was with Rixos as an executive assistant manager, and earlier with Swissotels Hotels & Resorts, and the Rocco Forte Collection.

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