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Sheraton Oman announces executive team

by October 24, 2016 General

Marriott International has welcomed a new executive team for Sheraton Oman, which reopened recently following an extensive renovation of its guestrooms and public spaces.
With more than 30 years of experience with Sheraton, Thomas van Opstal will take the helm as general manager of Sheraton Oman. Opstal started his career with Sheraton Frankfurt and has previously held successful positions as food and beverage director, resident manager, general manager and area manager through a number of Starwood properties in Melbourne, Singapore, Riyadh, Doha, Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Opstal is joined by a dynamic senior leadership team of world-class talent and experience:
Andrea Emmerling, hotel manager, boasts extensive experience with Starwood hotels, most recently as manager-Learning and Development in the Starwood office in Brussels.
Director of Finance Devraj Karnik joins the team after his previous stint as deputy director of Finance for the Four Points by Sheraton Complex in Dubai.
Marcus Ptok, director of Food and Beverage, has worked in the food and beverage industry for more than 15 years across countries such as South Africa, Seychelles, Russia, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Central Asia and Saudi Arabia.
Mai Nasser, director of sales, has worked extensively with the Sheraton brand, including Sheraton Luxor, Sheraton Heliopolis, Sheraton Cairo and Sheraton Abu Dhabi, with her most recent stint being at Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi.
Florian Wessel, director of Revenue, joined Starwood in 2011 with the Complex Reservations Team before he moved into revenue. His previous experience includes working in the Revenue Team of the Netherlands Complex, followed by the Central London Complex and his most recent stint at the W Hong Kong.
Jeremie Lennoy, director of Marketing, joins the team from the Starwood regional office in Dubai where he was senior manager Digital Marketing for the Middle East.
Rahma Al Shidhani, director of HR, has previously worked on two hotel openings before joining the team at Sheraton Oman.
Shan Sirajudheen, director of Engineering, comes on board after his most recent stint at Le Meridien Fisherman’s Cove in the Seychelles.

Neeraj Pyaneeandee, executive chef, has spent years championing French cuisine. With his creative, innovative and modern style, Neeraj enjoys exploring new flavours while keeping a finger of the pulse of the all-time favourites.
Claudia Arnhardt, executive housekeeper has vast experience in the hospitality industry, across countries such as Hong Kong, Lebanon, Sudan, Jordan, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Her most recent position was executive housekeeper at the Baur du Lac in Switzerland, classified as one of the top seven hotels in Europe.
Sheraton Oman’s new team comes with diverse hospitality experience and world-class talent. Since its opening in 1985, Sheraton Oman has had a history of bringing people together in the heart of Muscat with its imaginative and innovative range of guest experiences. Restoring the Omani tradition of hospitality, the hotel reopens its doors following a transformative renovation. The hotel features 230 modern and spacious rooms, including 27 suites with panoramic views of the Al Hajar mountain range and offers easy access to the Old Town. – TradeArabia News Service