Markus Roeder, general manager, La Ville Hotel & Suites City Walk Dubai, Autograph Collection, Marriott International.
Markus Roeder's career spans more than 26 years in international hotel operations, during which time he accumulated a high degree of expertise and knowledge in multi-property leadership, oversight and management of complex brand initiatives. Since joining Marriott in 1989, the German native has held various positions across the world, including England, the US and the Middle East, within the operations and sales & marketing discipline. In 2005 he travelled to the Middle East and Africa region, where he became director of operations at the JW Marriott Hotel Cairo.
In 2010, he left Cairo and moved to Dubai to join the Middle East and Africa Continent team as senior director of operations where he was responsible for overseeing operations for Africa, Jordan and UAE, as well as re-branding, renovating and opening hotels within all brands. In addition to leading the Middle East & Africa food & beverage discipline, he overlooked all restaurant and bar concept development and design.
Appointed general manager of La Ville Hotel & Suites City Walk Dubai, Autograph Collection in October 2015, Roeder has since been working on the opening of this boutique property. Roeder is passionate about the restaurant and bar scene which is a key highlight at La Ville.