Huib Hendrix has been appointed by Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach as the new Director of Food and Beverage. In his role, Huib will provide strategic leadership and execution for the hotel’s food and beverage concepts, which includes Fogueira Restaurant, Speakeasy Bar and Restaurant, Sama Lounge, The Lounge and the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant, Shores Restaurant. He will guide the hotel’s remarkable culinary programs, centered on taste, variety and guest satisfaction.
Huib has a background devoted to the hospitality realm, earning his Bachelor degree in International Hospitality Management from Stenden University, Netherlands in 2009. Whilst achieving his propaedeutic study, he worked as a theme editor for Hospitality Delighted, Stenden University’s quarterly magazine which gives insight in the world of hospitality and its trends. A year later, he became the Chief Editor of the same publication in 2007.
Building his background in the F&B department for nearly a decade, Huib sharpened his skills at notable hotel chains, working most of his career outside of his home country. The Dutch national started his profession in China as an F&B Management Trainee where he was part of the pre-opening team of the Aloft and Fourpoints by Sheraton, Beijing Haidian. Following the success of the opening of the first Aloft outside of Northern America, Huib was assigned to do the opening of Aloft Abu Dhabi, the first Aloft property in the EAME division.
In 2013, he became the F&B Manager of Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel. Prior to joining Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach, Huib served as F&B Manager at Dubai Marina Yacht Club, part of the EMAAR Hospitality Group. During his two year stint, Huib managed three F&B outlets, three meeting and conference venues, a charter yacht and outside catering.
Huib also enrolled in internationally acclaimed courses that allowed him to solidify his stance as Director of Food & Beverage, earning certificates and licenses from Six Sigma, Covey, and the F&B Academy.
Commenting on the appointment, Cluster General Manager Alper Can Bulcum said: “Huib’s background, credentials, leadership and way of thinking distinguish him in the field. Through his strategic guidance, we are excited about the future, pushing innovation, driving profitability and excellence in service.”
With his expertise and fresh insights, Huib will be pivotal in ensuring Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach continues to provide guests with the best culinary experiences. Huib takes great pleasure in the service of others and particularly thrives in developing himself and those around him.
Part of Wyndham Hotel Group, Ramada® is a global chain of more than 840 midscale and upper-midscale full-service hotels spanning 63 countries, and is one of the most recognized hotel brands in the world. Most hotels feature an on-site restaurant, lounge or complimentary continental breakfast, as well as meeting rooms, business services, fitness facilities and Wi-Fi. With the most airport locations globally, it’s a preferred choice of world travelers. Properties also offer travelers the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty program, which can be joined for free at www.wyndhamrewards.com. Each Ramada hotel is independently owned and operated, except for certain Ramada hotels outside of the U.S. which are managed by an affiliate. Ramada Worldwide Inc. is a subsidiary of Wyndham Hotel Group, LLC and parent company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN). Reservations and information are available by visiting www.ramada.com.
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