Appointment: Mark Deere
Arjaan by Rotana-Dubai welcomes new general manager
Rotana has appointed Mark Deere as the new general manager of Arjaan by Rotana, Dubai.
Mark joins Arjaan by Rotana team from Hilton Hanoi Opera in Vietnam where he held the position of General Manager since 2007. He graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree in Hotel the Catering Management, from the University of Surrey in England, and started his career with Ritz Hotel in the front office department.
He occupied various positions in different departments within the industry before he took over the position of Director of Operations in 2001 at the London Hilton on Park Lane. And in 2004, Mark decided to move to Dubai to hold the position of General Manager at the Hilton Dubai Creek.
Throughout his 23 years of experience in the industry, Mark succeeded in building a balance between exceeding customer expectations and achieving high satisfaction scores in team member Opinion Surveys. Moreover Mark was very involved in the creative activities and initiaties that attracted the attention and turned hotel into “the place to be”, whether with promotions or through holding various events. This has led him to take on the responsibility of representing city Hotel views and concerns regarding the development of Dubai when he was the GM of Hilton Dubai Creek in cooperation with the Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing committee.
“I am extremely excited and privileged to be joining a leading regional chain such as Rotana and to managing Arjaan by Rotana, Dubai, which is a landmark property and first class hotel apartments. I am looking forward to working hand in hand with the team and to introducing exciting activities and providing guests with unique levels of service and hospitality”.
In his spare time, Mark enjoys golf, cooking, reading and watching all sports.