Sofitel Dubai The Palm announces new director of rooms

Originally from Germany, she started her hospitality career as a Front Office Agent in Germany in 2001, after graduating from vocational school for hotel management

Bianca Virkus - Director of Rooms, Sofitel Dubai The Palm

Bianca Virkus - Director of Rooms, Sofitel Dubai The Palm

Dubai: Sofitel Dubai The Palm is pleased to announce the appointment of Bianca Virkus as the new Director of Rooms. Bianca previously held various Rooms Division positions and brings a wealth of experience to the hotelier industry. Originally from Germany, she started her hospitality career as a Front Office Agent in Germany in 2001, after graduating from vocational school for hotel management.

She moved to the United Arab Emirates in 2003 as Revenue Sales Supervisor for JA Resort, Dubai and in the years that followed, Bianca advanced in her career and became the resort’s Director of Front Office in 2012. In 2016 she moved to Abu Dhabi as Director of Front Office and her most recent role was Director of Rooms at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort, Dubai.

Bianca holds a Hotel Revenue Management Certificate from Cornell University and as an avid believer of teamwork, Bianca attributes her success not just to hard work but also healthy collaborations with her team members and peers.

On her appointment, Bianca Virkus said, “Sofitel Dubai The Palm is on a huge growth trajectory with so much potential in the region. I am proud to be part of a team that strives to bring to life the outstanding experiences and spirit of the Sofitel brand to our guests. As we look towards Q3 2021, I will be focused on driving key activities and ensuring the smooth operation of all services offered at Sofitel Dubai The Palm, budgeting and overall communications”.

“We are very pleased to have Bianca on board with us. Her experience will undoubtedly add value to our operations, and we very much look forward to her contribution”, added Christophe Schnyder, General Manager, Sofitel Dubai The Palm.


About Sofitel Dubai The Palm

Sofitel Dubai The Palm, is a unique luxury 5-star resort on the East Crescent of the world’s famous island Palm Jumeirah fusing warm Polynesian welcome with outstanding Arabic hospitality adhering to French elegance. 

‘Live the French Way’ stays at the core of every visit to this beautiful tropical retreat, where you will experience  ‘Magnifique’ in an enchanting environment inspired by the culture and architecture of the South Pacific, ensuring you are relaxed, revived and restored. 

The hotel features 546 rooms including 4 outstanding private beach villas, 182 luxury serviced apartments and 360 contemporary guest rooms and suites with large balconies and beautiful sea or palm views. Synonymous with the ‘Live the French Way’, culinary excellence is one of the cornerstones of Sofitel Dubai The Palm with 12 restaurants, bars and lounges combining to present a truly international flavour and celebrate food with French touch. Both indoors and al fresco options along with stunning views immerses diners in a culinary journey of excellence across the resort. 

The hotel also features meeting rooms, elegant ballroom, Sofitel SPA, a beautiful 2,500 square meter spa with 28 treatment rooms, a 24-hour fitness facility  Sofitel FITNESS, and a fully equipped Amura Kids Club.

Sofitel Hotels & Resorts, Accor Hotels & Resort authentic luxury brand, blends local culture and French art de vivre to create magnificent moments for international travellers seeking a uniquely elegant experience.

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