Mark Kirby appointed Area General Manager Address Hotels + Resorts

Mark Kirby appointed Area General Manager Address Hotels + Resorts

Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure business of Emaar Properties PJSC, has appointed hospitality veteran Mark Kirby as the Area General Manager of four premium luxury hotels under Address Hotels + Resorts.

Bringing more than two decades of regional and international experience, Mark will drive all aspects of the hotel operations of Address Downtown and will oversee Palace Downtown as well as the soon to open Address Fountain Views and Address Sky View. He is mandated with strengthening the iconic flagship hotel, Address Downtown’s brand distinctiveness and directing operations, marketing, sales and administrative functions of the hotels.

Previously, Mark was the General Manager of Armani Hotel Dubai for the last four years and was responsible for directing the commercial strategy and the all-round operations of the hotel, ensuring that it sustains and builds on its reputation as one of the world’s most admired properties.

Olivier Harnisch, CEO of Emaar Hospitality Group, said: “Mark Kirby brings homegrown hospitality expertise and strong insights on the market trends that will add value to the four Address hotels. His passion and extensive knowledge will be invaluable in setting new standards for excellence, innovation, and extraordinary guest service at the hotels.”

Mark Kirby said: “A premium luxury brand, Address Hotels + Resorts has brought a fresh identity to the global hospitality and service. Our focus will be to continue underlining the positioning of the existing and upcoming hotels under Address Hotels + Resorts, as ‘Where life happens’ by offering engaging and personalised guest experiences. Whether for business or leisure, we are committed to delivering gracious hospitality and exceptional service standards in a premium lifestyle environment.”

A highly motivated and experienced professional, with a bachelor’s in hospitality management from the University of Central England in Birmingham, Mark has demonstrated dynamic leadership, while focusing on ensuring strong levels of productivity and resource use efficiency.


GOT NEWS? click here

possible to reach millions worldwide
Google News, Bing News, Yahoo News, 200+ publications


 

Under his leadership, Armani Hotel Dubai clinched several global recognitions, from outstanding design and architecture to exceptional dining and lifestyle facilities in the region. He is actively involved in charity work and fundraising through sports including marathon running.

Author: Juergen T Steinmetz

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1979), beginning as a travel agent up through today as a publisher of eTurboNews (eTN), one of the world’s most influential and most-read travel and tourism publications. He is also Chairman of ICTP. His experiences include working and collaborating with various national tourism offices and non-governmental organizations, as well as private and non-profit organizations, and in planning, implementing, and quality control of a range of travel and tourism-related activities and programs, including tourism policies and legislation. His major strengths include a vast knowledge of travel and tourism from the point of view of a successful private enterprise owner, superb networking skills, strong leadership, excellent communication skills, strong team player, attention to detail, dutiful respect for compliance in all regulated environments, and advisory skills in both political and non-political arenas with respect to tourism programs, policies, and legislation. He has a thorough knowledge of current industry practices and trends and is a computer and Internet junkie.

Follow on Feedly