Cenk Uverdi was promoted was promoted to his current role as cluster GM of two Rixos hotels in Dubai — Rixos The Palm Dubai and Rixos Premium Dubai.
Unverdi has been with Rixos for over a decade now, starting out in finance, business administration and F&B at Rixos President Astana. Unverdi eventually moved to Dubai and joined Rixos the Palm Dubai as operations manager, overseeing the pre-opening of Rixos The Palm Dubai in 2012, and was later promoted to general manager. Rixos Premium Dubai, which opened in June last year, was then added to his responsibilities.
While not under his remit, Rixos operates another four hotels in the Middle East, including Rixos Bab Al Bahr in Ras Al Khaimah; and three hotels in Egypt. A fourth hotel in the UAE — Rixos Saadiyat Island — is earmarked for a 2018 opening, but no opening date has been pinned down.