The Park Hyatt Dubai has appointed Mr Adrian
Slater as General Manager.
The appointment marks his return to the
United Arab Emirates after almost 16 years. In the early 1990s,
Slater held the role of Banquet Sales Manager for the Hyatt
Regency Dubai before relocating to Australia.
Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Adrian Slater
started his career in tourism and hospitality as a Hyatt
Management Trainee in the late 80s with the Hyatt Regency Auckland
where he remained for nearly five years before accepting his first
international expatriate position in Dubai in1991, staying for
With a career that has spanned more than 20
years with Hyatt International, Slater has worked his way up the
ladder from Management Trainee, through the ranks of Food &
Beverage (from waiter and captain to executive assistant manager),
in destinations including Dubai (UAE), Perth (Australia), Adelaide
(Australia), Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands), Guam, Incheon
(South Korea) and Seoul (South Korea).
In 2005 he was promoted to his first General
Manager posting at the Hyatt Regency Jeju, South Korea. After two
years he took responsibility for the Park Hyatt Seoul and most
recently was seconded to Hyatt International Seoul office heading
up special projects.
“It is exciting to be back in the Middle East
and especially back in Dubai. So much has changed from the
landscape to the lifestyle,” said Mr Adrian Slater. “Park Hyatt
Dubai is well established in the market as a luxury retreat. It’s
an exceptional product and the team at the hotel continues to
maintain the elevated profile the hotel has acquired and its
position as a landmark of elegance in Dubai. I am very excited to
be joining this team and to be back in Dubai, rediscovering the
destination and all it has to offer. It is a very different place
to what it was 16 years ago.”
The Park Hyatt Dubai celebrates its fifth
anniversary this year, and will commence a soft refurbishment of
key areas of the hotel including the Amara Spa.
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