Palmer named GM of Capital Club Dubai
DUBAI, 12 days ago
The Capital Club, Dubai’s premier private business club has appointed Ian Palmer as its new general manager.
A seasoned hospitality and club expert with three decades of extensive experience in international hotel operations, Palmer started his career in 1991 with the Savoy Group of Hotels and Restaurants. He has a notable record in setting up, re-establishing and working with some of the most successful hotels and clubs in the UK, including: Stapleford Park Golf and Country Club, Home House, The Arts Club, Kofler & Kompanie, Buddha Bar and The Club at Café Royal.
In his last role, Palmer served as general manager of Devonshire Club; setting the business up from conception to execution over a period of two years and launched in early 2016.
As general manager of Capital Club Dubai, Palmer will oversee and manage Dubai’s team, the long-term strategy and operations leading the flagship club to new heights of success. He will be responsible for reviving the club by identifying and implementing new practices, adding value through expansion and excellence in the start-of-the-art services and actively improve membership communications.
Palmer said : “Dubai is one of the most exciting and vibrant cities in the world and I’m thrilled to be joining the team at Capital Club. With new energy we will refresh the fabric of the building and its offering for our esteemed members - many of whom have helped shape Dubai. In a city that always looks to the future, we will ensure that the Capital Club is always one step ahead for its members.”
Daniel Forster, chief executive officer, Signature Clubs International said: “With his stellar international work record and refreshing outlook of the hospitality industry we are delighted to have Ian Palmer onboard as General Manager. Over the next few months, the Capital Club will see some noticeable changes ensuring that we retain our place as the most prestigious private business club in the region.” - TradeArabia News Service