Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara appoints new F&B Director
John Halliday as the new Director of Food & Beverage
Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara appoints John Halliday as their new F&B Director. John began his career in hospitality as a Commis Chef and moved onto many front of house roles including Restaurant Manager at Suites Hotel in Liverpool, UK and Operations Manager for De Vere Daressbury Park Hotel in Warrington, UK in the early days of his career. John has previously worked in UK, Oman, Laos and most recently in the UAE.
He held the position of F&B Manager at Desert Palm Dubai for 4 years in the UAE where he led a team of over 100 staff members to run a full F&B Operation of the hotel and its associated parties.
Prior to joining Desert Palm Dubai, he worked in Laos as a Group Food and Beverage Manager for Hotel de la Paix and 3 Nagas Boutique Hotel situated in the province of Luang Prabang, Lao PDR in SE Asia. John has also successfully been a part of the Hyatt Hotel Group in Oman previously as Assistant F&B Director/Entertainments Manager and brings his experience in the region to his new role at Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara.
John Halliday graduated at the Hugh Baird Catering College in Liverpool where he holds a degree in Advanced Catering and Hospitality along side Advanced Information Technology.
A dedicated professional with a proclivity for guest satisfaction, service quality and team growth, John now brings over 20 years of experience to his new role at Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara overseeing the team and running smooth F&B operations on all levels. John is also a fully qualified Pastry Chef and enjoys cooking in his leisure time.