Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi has appointed Urs Solenthaler as their new Deputy General Manager, reporting to General Manager Shaun Parsons, it was announced today.
Originally from Switzerland, Solenthaler spent the last three years working for the Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts Group, most recently in Manila, Philippines as Resident Manager, and prior to that as Executive Assistant Manager Food and Beverage at the Shangri-La Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Prior to his positions as Executive Assistant Manager Food and Beverage he was Director of Food & Beverage at the Four Seasons Hotel in Riyadh in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Sentosa Resort & Spa in Singapore, and the Goodwood Park Hotel in Singapore, where he also spent one year as Executive Chef.
He started his hospitality career in 1986 as a kitchen apprentice in The Hilton International in Zurich, Switzerland, and worked himself up through the ranks from Chef De Partie, to Chef de Cuisine, to Executive Chef at leading hotels in Geneva, London, Singapore and China.
Solenthaler is very well travelled and has over 28 years of 5* hotel experience in a number of different regions including Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and is fluent in English, German and French.
Shaun Parsons, General Manager for Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi, said: “We’re pleased to announce the appointment of Urs Solenthaler as Deputy General Manager. He has a wealth of experience having worked in 5* hotels from the ground up and across Food and Beverage functions. Having recently undergone a huge renovation, we’re looking forward to an exciting year of revenue growth and Urs joining will definitely add value to the efforts.”
About Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi
Recently transformed with a comprehensive renovation and refurbishment, Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi is the perfect location for both business and pleasure. It is ideally located in the heart of Abu Dhabi’s commercial district, yet only a short walk from the shopping districts and the shimmering sands of the Corniche.
The forward-looking hotel provides a mouth-watering array of first class restaurants, bistros and bars, including the first Jean-Georges Restaurant in the UAE, Stratos, the city’s only revolving bar with 360o views of Abu Dhabi, and wheat, the Capital’s first healthy eatery that delivers to offices and residences in the surrounding area.