UAE:- Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah is delighted to welcome Rodrigo Ofner to its award-winning food and beverage team as the new Director of Food and Beverage. Ofner joins the luxury property from Dukes Dubai, bringing many years of expertise from renowned luxury hospitality brands from around the world.
Ofner will be responsible for directing the Food & Beverage department, ensuring top grade culinary management around the clock. Responsible for six iconic restaurants and bars at Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, Ofner will continue to ensure that guests experience the finest cuisine and unparalleled service in a variety of sumptuous settings.
Ofner graduated from Glion Hotel School in Switzerland with a Bachelor’s degree in International Hospitality and Tourism Management. Ofner’s career in hospitality commenced at Ritz Four Seasons Hotel Lisboa, before establishing roles across the Atlantic with Le Meridien Copacabana and Le Meridien in Beverly Hills. Ofner then progressed into Director level roles with the Orient Express Hotels Group in Mexico and Peru before heading back to Europe as Director of Food and Beverage at Verdura Golf Resort and Spa Sicily, part of Rocco Forte Group.
In 2014, Ofner joined the Jumeirah hotel group as Director of Food and Beverage at Jumeirah Port Soller in Mallorca, Spain before moving to Dubai with the luxury hotel group in December 2016 to join the prestigious Madinat Jumeirah team. Ofner most recently held a position as F&B and Culinary Director at Dukes Dubai, further expanding his experience in the UAE before joining Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah.
Commenting on Ofner's appointment, David Wilson, General Manager of Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah said, "We are delighted to welcome Rodrigo to the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah team, especially during this exciting time as we celebrate our five-year anniversary. He is a true pioneer in F&B industry and has achieved many attainments, building expertise from all around the world. Rodrigo will be tasked with ensuring that our
iconic outlets continue to stand out by remaining innovative and offering unforgettable service. His experience in worldwide leading brands within hospitality, known for immaculate service will be key in this role."
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About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of more than 30 iconic properties that creates a unique sense of place with a relentless commitment to personal service and culinary expertise in landmark locations around the world. Unified by their inspirational environments and True Waldorf Service, Waldorf Astoria hotels deliver graceful service from the moment a guest books through checkout. Waldorf Astoria is a part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Experience Waldorf Astoria by booking at www.waldorfastoria.com or through the Hilton Honors mobile app. Learn about the brand by visiting www.newsroom.hilton.com/waldorfastoria , and follow Waldorf Astoria on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
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