Soon-to-open Millennium Place Marina reveals executive team

Millennium Place Marina, Dubai, a new brand by Millennium Hotels and Resorts Middle East and Africa, now has its executive team in place

Seating left to right: Sajith Pillai - IT manager; Manuel Garcia - general manager; Ingrida Baltrusaityte - executive housekeeper and Rahul Punnapully - procurement manager
Standing left to right: Ahmed Khaled - security manager; Subramanian Krishnan - director revenue; Dhinakaran Kuppusamy - director of human resources; Hareesh Haridasan - director finance & business support; Ismail Aly Elgammal - director of engineering; Jan Majerski - front office manager
Seating left to right: Sajith Pillai - IT manager; Manuel Garcia - general manager; Ingrida Baltrusaityte - executive housekeeper and Rahul Punnapully - procurement manager Standing left to right: Ahmed Khaled - security manager; Subramanian Krishnan - director revenue; Dhinakaran Kuppusamy - director of human resources; Hareesh Haridasan - director finance & business support; Ismail Aly Elgammal - director of engineering; Jan Majerski - front office manager

The Millennium Place Marina property features 453-rooms and suites and is located within the Dubai Marina district of the city.

Heading the recently appointed executive team is general manager Manuel Garcia. He will be managing the overall operations of the 453-key hotel, including maintaining owner’s relations, developing the brand, and leading the team achieve its business plans.

Garcia’s career includes more than 27 years’ hospitality experience across management, sales and marketing and operations. Most recently he was the general manager of Mercure Gold Hotel. Previously, he worked with Starwood, Marriott, Accor and Rotana in various locations.

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Missing in the picture is the director of sales and marketing Atef Eleskndarany who leads the hotel’s sales and marketing teams.

An experienced hotelier who has opened six international chain hotels and 20 years’ hospitality experience, Eleskndarany was previously the cluster director of sales and marketing of Radisson Blu Residence Dubai Marina and Radisson Blu Hotel Apartments Dubai Silicon Oasis. Eleskndarany has also worked with the InterContinental Hotel Group, Accor and Radisson Blu Hotel Group between Egypt, Oman and the UAE.

Front office manager Jan Majerski has almost a decade of hospitality experience. In his role, he will maintain overall guest satisfaction, front desk operations and online duties. A Polish national, he previously worked with Rove by Emaar Hospitality before joining Millennium Place Marina.

The hotel’s executive housekeeper Ingrida Baltrusaityte has 11 years’ experience in housekeeping. Baltrusaityte will be handling housekeeping operations and team.  

Heading the Human Resources Department is Dhinakaran Kuppusamy, who brings more than 29 years’ experience to his position. Kuppusamy has a food and beverage operations background and started his career in hospitality as F&B Management Training with Starwood in India.

A veteran in the hospitality industry with 29 years’ experience, Subramanian Krishnan is Millennium Place Marina’s director of revenue. He will be spearheading the revenue and reservations functions of the hotel and is in-charge of implementing various yield strategies in online channels.

Hareesh Haridasan, the hotel’s director of finance and business support, brings more than two decades of hospitality experience. He will be in-charge of preparing the hotel budget, along with revenue management team, monitor its performance and support the operations to reach its business target.

Procurement manager Rahul Punnapully will be applying 18 years’ experience in handling the hotel’s procurement and store operations.

The hotel’s director of engineering Ismail Aly Elgammal, a mechanical engineer with 23 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, will be responsible for the hotel’s plant and machinery.  Elgammal will ensure all safety standards are met before the opening of the hotel.

A Microsoft certified computer engineer, Sajith Pillai will be handling the hotel’s IT, including software, hardware and network functions. He has 13 years’ experience and was previously working with Copthorne Hotel Dubai before joining Millennium Place Marina.

Ahmed Khaled will use his 16 years’ experience in ensuring the safety and security of the hotel’s guests, colleagues and assets.

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