In his third appointment as General Manager of a Mövenpick Hotel, Philip Jones has taken over the helm at the Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach in Dubai.
The Irish national’s previous track record in Dubai and senior experience with the upscale Swiss hospitality company made him a great choice for the role.
He has worked in the hospitality industry for more than 20 years, fulfilling rooms’ division assignments with independent hotels and international operators like The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.
His regional experience includes being Executive Assistant Manager at Madinat Jumeirah and then Hotel Manager for Jumeirah Zabeel Saray in Dubai for three years. In January 2012, he joined the Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi in Vietnam as General Manager. Two years later, Jones seized the opportunity to manage the Mövenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa Singapore in the same capacity.
In his new role, Jones will oversee the management team at the Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach and will set strategic plans to achieve the hotel’s revenue, operating and environmental goals. Sustaining the tradition of personalised service and ensuring that the five-star hotel exemplifies Mövenpick brand values also fall under his remit.
“I have always admired this property – including its great location on The Walk and the reputation it has built in Dubai with awards such as Best Brunch at the BBC Good Food Awards 2014. It is an honour to lead such a fine team and I look forward to building on their past successes,” said Jones.