Fairmont the Palm Appoints Steven Stefaniuk as Hotel Manager
Over 16 years of experience in hospitality industry
Fairmont The Palm, the five star lifestyle resort on Palm Jumeirah is pleased to announce the appointment of Steven Stefaniuk as Hotel Manager as of May 2018.
Steven brings a wealth of experience to this position with over 16 years in the hospitality industry, having held progressive management roles within Fairmont Hotels Internationally.
He joined Fairmont Hotels and Resorts in 2002 as Restaurant Manager at Calgary Eau Claire (A Fairmont Managed Hotel) in Canada. Shortly after, he moved to Fairmont Waterfront in Vancouver as Food & Beverage Manager until 2004. Steven was promoted to Assistant Director of Food & Beverage when he moved to Fairmont Banff Springs and a few years later was further promoted to Director of Food and Beverage, before transferring to Fairmont Southampton, Bermuda and progressing to Director of Operations in 2013. Prior to his new role at Fairmont The Palm, Steven worked at Fairmont Dubai as Hotel Manager from 2016, where he managed the 600 room property for the last two years.
Mark Sawkins, General Manager of Fairmont The Palm commented; “We are pleased to welcome Steven to the team at Fairmont The Palm. He has joined at an exciting time for the resort with our addition of new restaurants and enhanced lifestyle offerings across our spa and leisure facilities. His knowledge and experience within ACCOR hotels and in the region will go hand in hand with our strategic vision and we are very excited to work together to support a successful 2018 and beyond”
A Canadian national, Stefaniuk attended Fanshawe College in London, Ontario as well as the University of Western Ontario for Business Administration. In addition to this, Steven attended the General Managers Program with Cornell University and holds three e-Cornell Certificates and level 2 designations from the International Sommelier Guild.
In his new role, Stefaniuk will oversee the overall resort operations, performance of each department and support the wider strategy of Fairmont The Palm.
About Fairmont The Palm
Located on the Palm Jumeirah, the world’s largest man-made island shaped in the form of a palm tree, Fairmont The Palm is the perfect luxurious family resort in Dubai that offers 381 lavish rooms and suites with modern décor and Arabic touches overlooking the Arabian Gulf and the Dubai Skyline. A choice of dining experiences await the guests including the Brazilian restaurant “Frevo”, the eccentric Indian, Little Miss India, the Mediterranean seafood restaurant “Seagrill Restaurant & Lounge” and the international dining outlet “Flow Kitchen”. Fairmont The Palm presents a wide range of leisure and outdoor activities including four outdoor temperature-controlled swimming pools, 800-metres private white-sand beach and a full-service state-of-the-art health club with personal training and group exercise classes. Children between the age of 18 months and 15 years, will be entertained with fun and educational activities in the indoors “Fairmont Falcons Kids Club”. This hotel presents eight event areas ideally suited for social functions, corporate events and exclusive wedding parties. Fairmont The Palm is only 25 minutes from the Dubai International Airport and close to the main shopping malls and local attractions in the city.
For more information, please visit fairmont.com/palm-dubai
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