New COO for Emaar Hospitality Group
Dubai, October 19, 2009
Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure business subsidiary of Emaar Properties, has appointed Patrick Heuze as the new chief operating officer.
A French national, Patrick joined Emaar Hospitality Group from Sunland Hotels + Resorts, Maldives, where he was vice president. During his tenure at Sunland, he expanded the business from one to five hotels and led and motivated a team of 800 associates across the business, said a company statement.
Reporting to Marc Dardenne, chief executive officer, Heuze will assume a leadership and guidance role to ensure a key focus on quality standards, superior guest experience, high operational efficiencies and upholding the brand’s core ethos across all properties, the statement added.
Heuze joined Emaar Hospitality Group in September 2007 and within a year was promoted as senior corporate director of Development and Operations. His most recent position was in the capacity of senior director - Hospitality Asset Management & Development for Emaar Properties.
In this role, Patrick was instrumental in the project and development division of the group while also maximising the performance of Emaar Hospitality assets comprising The Address Hotels + Resorts; Nuran Serviced Residences; Hayya! Recreation Clubs; Arabian Ranches Golf Club; Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club; Dubai Marina Yacht Club and other hospitality properties.
Dardenne said: “Emaar Hospitality Group has recorded tremendous growth and development in the last few years. Patrick has been a key figure in this growth drive both locally and internationally. He has exceptional insight into the industry and has developed and nurtured key contacts and partnerships which have helped to ensure our continued success.”
On the appointment, Heuze said: “Working with Emaar over the last few years has provided me with great opportunities and challenges. Watching The Address Hotels + Resorts grow from strength to strength has been one of the key rewards for me and is a highlight of my career. I will continue to build on this growth, while ensuring the ongoing success of our other business units.”-TradeArabia News Service