Mr. Thomas Tapken has been appointed Group
General Manager of City Seasons Group of Hotels.
The City Seasons Group currently owns
and operates four hotel properties across Dubai, Abu
Dhabi and Al Ain, with additional hotels already under
construction in Abu Dhabi and Oman. Other new
international projects are also in the pipeline.
Mr. Tapken has previously held top positions in
several international hotel chains. He has successfully
handled challenging assignments involving pre-openings,
re-branding, hotel operations and administration in
Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Having enjoyed over 25
years in the industry, Mr. Tapken will now lead City
Seasons Group in its drive towards flourishing as a recognised international hotel chain.
on challenges,” said Mr. Tapken soon after assuming his
new role at the beginning of the month. “I am looking forward to leading the
transformation of a successful local hotel group into an
international chain, with appropriate service standards
As the first step Mr. Tapken
plans to introduce innovative F&B concepts and enhance
brand awareness both within and outside the UAE.
German-born Tapken was formerly Regional General Manager
Dubai for Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts before moving to
his present position.
“We are delighted to welcome Mr.
Thomas Tapken, a consummate hospitality professional, to
his new role heading the City Seasons Group of Hotels,
and we wish him every success in his drive to firmly
establish the chain both regionally and internationally
and to lead the planned development and growth in the
coming years,” said Sheikh Ahmed Bin Ham - Vice
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