Fairmont The Palm appoints human resources director

Anita Russell brings more than 23 years of experience in hospitality human resources

Anita Russell
Anita Russell

Fairmont The Palm has taken Anita Russell on board as the human resources director.

Russell will be responsible for helping the hotel grow its pool of trained staff and she will direct the hotel with new system implementations. 

Russell has more than 23 years of expertise, previously acting as coordinator at Crowne Plaza in Australia and then the recruitment manager at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). She made her entry into the GCC region when she was appointed as HR director at IHG and later The Jumeirah Group Luxury Hotels & Resorts.

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She was then made HR director at Emaar Hospitality Group, then talent manager at a leading retail company. She finally settled at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, having completed six years as HR director for Fairmont Dubai. She now joins The Palm venue in her latest role.

General Manager, Kai Winkler commented; “Having Anita within our family is hugely exciting and we know she has some bold plans for her role. Her commitment to her colleagues is unwavering and she joins at a time of robust development for the resort with its new beach and increased F&B portfolio. We’re very excited to see her work her magic with our experienced human resources team at Fairmont The Palm.”

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