Fairmont Dubai gets new F&B director

James Thompson brings more than 22 years’ experience to the role

James Thompson
James Thompson

Fairmont Dubai has appointed James Thompson as its director of food and beverage.

Thompson, who has more than 22 years of experience in this field, has worked for hotels and restaurants across the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

He started his career at independent restaurants and went on to work for the Conran Restaurant Group in London. In 2009, Thompson joined Burj Al Arab as the manager of Al Muntaha restaurant. Later, he was the director of food and beverage for two years, where he was overseeing the group’s 10 outlets.

Prior to his current role, Thompson joined Jumeirah Beach Hotel in 2017 where he relaunched 21 outlets and led a team of over 400 colleagues.

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