Minor Hotels welcomes Pedro Carvalho as Director of F&B Operations for the ME

Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 530 hotels and resorts in 56 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Indian Ocean, has announced the appointment of Pedro Carvalho as Director of Food & Beverage Operations at their Regional Office in Dubai. Pedro brings a passion for excellence and 30 years’ experience from some of the UK’s most sophisticated restaurants and members clubs.Pedro’s incredible knowledge, understanding, and talent for food and beverage strategy and operations demonstrates an ongoing commitment by Minor Hotels to deliver world-leading service across its portfolio of properties and outlets in the Middle East region.After establishing an outstanding career in the UK's F&B industry, which included directorial positions at renowned establishments such as Annabel's in London, one of the world's most exclusive member clubs, and The Ivy Collection, Pedro has built an impressive track record. Throughout his career, he has successfully managed and coordinated events for over 1,000 attendees, including prestigious film premieres. Additionally, his leadership skills have been demonstrated through overseeing a team of more than 560 dedicated professionals.In his new role as Director of F&B Operations, Pedro will be responsible for directing and overseeing all aspects of food and beverage planning and service at Anantara, Avani, NH Collection, Oaks and Tivoli properties across the Middle East. His responsibility extends across all signature restaurants, events catering, in-room dining, and unique flagship experiences from Dining by Design to Spice Spoons cooking classes. He will also become an integral part of all future F&B innovations and enhancements as Minor Hotels continues to provide luxurious and trailblazing experiences for every guest.“It’s a pleasure to welcome Pedro to our Minor Hotels Middle East team," said Amir Golbarg, Senior Vice President Operations Middle East and Africa for Minor Hotels. “Pedro has a well-deserved reputation as a hospitality professional with impressive attention to detail and an inspirational style of management that we feel is the perfect fit for our operations in the region. His talent and experience are an asset, and we look forward to seeing the positive impact he creates on our restaurant and bar operations across the Middle East.”“I am honoured to join Minor Hotels and to join the outstanding team that is driving the group’s growth in the Middle East,” said Pedro. “The scope and quality of F&B operations across the portfolio of hotels in the region is remarkable, and I look forward to building upon that reputation and developing exciting new plans.”In the Middle East Minor Hotels currently operates 26 hotels and resorts across five brands, with a strong pipeline of properties across multiple brands and countries. Minor Hotels is committed to providing exceptional hospitality experiences to its guests and is focused on sustainable development and social responsibility.

Minor Hotels announces Sarah Hammond as director of sales & marketing

Dubai: Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 530 hotels and resorts in 56 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Indian Ocean, announces the appointment of Sarah Hammond as Director of Sales & Marketing at Anantara Mina al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort beginning July 2023.Sarah brings more than two decades of experience working with luxury hotels in the UAE, Indian Ocean, and properties around the world. She is a highly motivated and skilled leader with a proven track record in driving results through strategy, dedication, and communication at the highest level of the hospitality industry.A British national, Sarah began her career with Kuoni Travel Group in 1998 before being recruited as a Sales Manager for Sandals & Beaches Resorts in 2000. She joined the Kerzner International in 2002 and, after gaining experience as a successful Sales Manager with One & Only Resorts and Four Seasons, Sarah was appointed Director of Sales FIT at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai. She moved to Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts as Associate Director of Leisure Sales in 2018 and, in 2020, was appointed Director of Sales & Marketing for Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives. She joins Minor Hotels after two years as Director of Sales at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray in Dubai.As Director of Sales & Marketing for Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort, which is scheduled to launch in Q4 this year, Sarah will bring her extensive experience, expertise, and natural flair for sales and marketing to ensure the success of the new resort which will bring Maldivian-style overwater villas and tranquil elegance to the coast of the Arabian Gulf.David Garner, Vice President Commercial, Middle East, and Africa commented, “We are delighted to welcome a director of Sarah Hammond’s undoubted calibre and well-deserved reputation to our team at Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort. This new property is set to redefine eco-luxury in Ras Al Khaimah and Sarah will be an integral member of the team which will help generate and maintain its industry-leading success.”Sarah adds, “I am thrilled to be joining the pre-opening team at Anantara Mina al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort, it is such an exciting time to be opening a new luxury property, particularly in the stunning surroundings of Mina Al Arab. This much-anticipated resort will bring a wonderful new aspect to the destination and I am really looking forward to sharing updates with our key partners very soon.”Sarah will be responsible for creating, driving, and overseeing all sales and marketing strategies to promote and position Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort as a leading luxury resort within the region. She will lead a dedicated team to build successful relationships and an exceptional brand image with customers and partners, while creating outstanding awareness of the resort in key global markets.