Ex-Viceroy Palm Dubai GM moves on

Svensson most recently handled the opening of Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai and departed from the role less than three months after the hotel opening

Mikael Svensson.
Mikael Svensson.

Former Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai general manager Mikael Svensson has moved on, joining Hong Kong-based hospitality management and building solutions company Louis T Collection as senior vice president.

In his new role, Svensson will oversee operations of the group’s current hotel portfolio, which spans from Thailand to Sri Lanka, France to Australia, and work closely with its technical services team on new projects.

The Swedish native most recently handled the 2017 opening of Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai, with 468 hotel keys and 220 residential units, as the property's general manager. He departed from the role when less than three months after the hotel opening, Dubai-based real estate development and hospitality group Five Holdings launched its own hotel management company brand, Five Hotels & Resorts, under its subsidiary Five Hospitality LLC, and took over the operations of the property, thereby terminating its agreement with Viceroy Hotel Group. The legal tussle between Viceroy and Five Holdings has still not been resolved.

Did you like this story?
Click here for more

Svensson has held general manager roles at Park Hyatt Canberra, Hyatt Regency Hua Hin, and at Tokyo’s Roppongi Hills Club for Hyatt International. He began his hospitality career in Sweden, later relocating to Asia. Prior to becoming a hotel general manager, he held various senior F&B positions at Grand Hyatt Mumbai, Hyatt Regency Osaka, Grand Hyatt Taipei, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong and Grand Hyatt Seoul.


For all the latest hospitality news from UAE, Gulf countries and around the world, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page.

Most Popular



Human Capital Report 2017

Human Capital Report 2017

The second annual Hotelier Middle East Human Capital Report is designed to explore the issues, challenges and opportunities facing hospitality professionals responsible for the hotel industry’s most important asset – its people. The report combines the results of Hotelier Middle East's HR Leaders Survey with exclusive interviews with the region's senior human resources directors.

Hotelier Middle East Housekeeping Report 2016

Hotelier Middle East Housekeeping Report 2016

The Hotelier Middle East Housekeeping Report 2016 provides essential business insight into this critical hotel function, revealing a gradual move towards the use of automated management and a commitment to sustainability, concerns over recruitment, retention and staff outsourcing, and the potential to deliver much more, if only the industry's "image problem" can be reversed.

From the edition

From the magazine