Apr 19 2012
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Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Sultanate of Oman Appoints Mark Kirk As General Manager
The Sultanate of Oman and the neighbouring United Arab Emirates are not new to Mr. Kirk, as he was a member of the pre-opening team of Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Sultanate of Oman as resident manager from 2005 to 2007. From Oman, he transferred to Dubai as general manager of Traders Hotel , Dubai, a position he held until 2009.
"Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa is a destination in its own right, having a portfolio of 18 food and beverage outlets, three hotels, and a heritage village, souk, marina and dive centre. While it has established a strong reputation and received numerous awards, we have to move forward with new projects and further commit to service excellence," said Mr. Kirk.
Mr. Kirk, whose foundation is in the culinary arts and food and beverage, has 30 years of experience in the hotel industry. He started his career at The Dorchester hotel in London and in several hotels in Scotland and France before moving to Asia. His first position in Asia and with the Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts family was at Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok. From Thailand, he went on to hold various positions with the group in Malaysia, China, the Philippines and Taipei.
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