Canadian national, Lynn Gervais, and Russian
native, Valeria Mertsalova, have been appointed as director of
public relations and public relations manager, respectively, of
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal.
Lynn Gervais commenced
her role as director of public relations this month and, in her
new capacity, oversees the hotelís media relations functions,
social media activities, e-marketing efforts, advertising,
collateral and website content, community programs, and corporate
Prior to this, Lynn was the director of public
relations at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial
Centre (DIFC), a property that she joined in late 2010 as part of
the opening team.
Before moving to the UAE, Ms Gervais
successfully managed the media relations department at The
Fairmont Chateau Whistler, particularly during the 2010 Olympics
and Paralympic Winter Games. Prior to that, she worked in a
regional role overseeing the public relations functions of five
Fairmont properties in Vancouver.
Ms Gervais, who began her public
relations career in the Canadian Rockies, holds a Business
Management Diploma from Grant MacEwan University. She is an avid
yoga enthusiast and loves all adrenalin sports from snowboarding
Valeria Mertsalova is the new public
relations manager of The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal.
Having been on the opening teams of
the iconic Ritz-Carlton, Moscow in 2007 as well as the companyís
second hotel in Dubai, Valeria is no stranger to the brand.
Serving as public relations coordinator at The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC
since early 2008, Valeria was instrumental in making the
propertyís opening in early 2011 a success. Her hobbies include
travelling and reading, while she also enjoys discovering new food
Holding a Masterís Degree in Public Relations from
Moscow State Linguistic University, Ms Mertsalova entered
hospitality industry as food and beverage administrative assistant
at Sheraton Palace Hotel in Moscow, Russia.
The Ritz-Carlton Abu
Dhabi, Grand Canal
amidst landscaped gardens with its own private beach
overlooking the Grand Canal, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal consists of ten stately buildings arranged in a crescent
formation, complemented by artfully designed water features throughout the 220,000 square meter (54 acre) property.
waterfront hotel featuring 447 luxurious guestrooms and suites, as
well as 85 private villas is slated to open end 2012.
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