Sofitel Dubai The Palm Appoints New Director of F&B
Andrew brings with him extensive experience in the F&B sector
Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 30th June 2022: Sofitel Dubai The Palm has announced Andrew Clark as its Director of Food and Beverage. In a career spanning 20-plus years in the hospitality industry with eight years in the UAE, Andrew brings with him extensive experience in the F&B sector and is all set to elevate the dining experience and offerings at the resort.
Antonio Ostuni, Director of Operations at Sofitel Dubai The Palm on the occasion said, “F&B remains at the heart of what we do, and this appointment reflects our ongoing efforts to bring exceptional food and beverage experiences to our guests each day. We believe that with his wide experience in the hospitality industry, Andrew will bring some fresh ideas to the table and a new approach to team training and service delivery, which will in turn contribute to our efforts in giving memorable experiences to guests.”
“Dubai is on its way to becoming the world’s food capital and with the arrival of world-class culinary guides, Michelin Guide and Gault Millau, Andrew’s expertise will aim to provide extraordinary customer experiences and ensure that the resort’s F&B plays a major part in fulfilling the city’s vision.” Ostuni added.
At Sofitel Dubai The Palm, Andrew will lead the F&B team across the hotel’s six restaurants and five bars and lounges. These include Laguna Lounge, Porterhouse Steaks & Grills, Moana and Hong Loong among others.
“I am extremely excited to be part of the award-winning F&B team at Sofitel Dubai The Palm, and I look forward to building on the success of this property. These days people look for enhanced dining experiences, so it is not just about eating a meal, but restaurants are places where people go to share and socialise – whether it’s a night out with friends, a family lunch, or somewhere to go for the weekend. I hope to contribute to the dining experiences of our guests and take the F&B offerings at Sofitel Dubai The Palm to greater heights,” said Andrew.
Prior to joining Sofitel Dubai The Palm, Andrew served as the Food and Beverage Director at the La Ville Hotel & Suites in Dubai, where he was assigned the overall responsibility for aligning and leading the efforts of the entire Food & Beverage team.
Andrew has also previously worked at the Le Royal Meridien in Abu Dhabi, where he was responsible for developing, implementing, and driving the strategic plan of the Food & Beverage Department, besides taking on other routine tasks.
Sofitel Hotels & Resorts is an ambassador of modern French style, culture and art-de-vivre around the world. Established in 1964, Sofitel is the first international luxury hotel brand to originate from France with more than 120 chic and remarkable hotels in the world’s most sought after destinations. Sofitel exudes a refined and understated sense of modern luxury, always blending a touch of French decadence with the very best of the locale. The Sofitel collection includes such notable hotels as Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg, Sofitel London St James, Sofitel Munich Bayerpost, Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk, Sofitel Mexico City Reforma, Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square, Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour and Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort. Sofitel is part of Accor, a world leading hospitality group consisting of more than 5,300 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries.
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 Palm Jumeirah island, fusing warm Polynesian welcome with outstanding Arabic hospitality exuding 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. Culinary excellence is one of the cornerstones of Sofitel Dubai The Palm with 6 restaurants with 5 bars and lounges bringing a truly international gastronomic experience, while celebrating food with a French touch. Both indoor and al fresco options along with stunning views immerse diners in a culinary journey of excellence across the resort.
The hotel also features meeting rooms, an elegant ballroom, Sofitel SPA with L'Occitane, a beautiful 2,500 square meter spa with 28 treatment rooms, a 24-hour fitness facility Sofitel FITNESS and the Amura Kids Club a purpose built child-friendly facility with monitored play areas for children offering interactive games and activities.