Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham announces F & B appointments
Names Chef Rusindu Rodrigo as Chef de Cuisine and Channa Rodrigo as Asst. F & B Manager
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (February 1, 2016) – Chef Rusindu Rodrigo joined Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham as its new Chef de Cuisine while Channa Rodrigo has been appointed as the property’s Assistant Food and Beverage Manager.
As Chef de Cuisine, Chef Rusindu is in-charge of the kitchen operation of the property’s two outlets - Flavours all-day dining restaurant and Pan Asia Restaurant, as well as the in-room dining service. He has to ensure that high standards of preparation, hygiene and safety are being followed in the kitchen. He is also tasked to develop the hotel menu, and contribute ideas and strategies to the Food and Beverage team.
Prior to his role at Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham, Chef Rusindu was the Sous Chef of Ramada Downtown Dubai and also briefly took on the role as Kitchen-in-charge during the pre-opening of ibis Styles Jumeira. All three hotels are owned and managed by R Hotels. A Sri Lankan national, he has 15 years of experience in the F & B industry, having previously worked for The Address Dubai Marina, Dubai Marina Yacht Club, and Jebel Ali Golf Resort.
In his role as Assistant Food & Beverage Manager, Channa Rodrigo will be working closely with the sales and marketing department in coming up with year-round promotions and activities with the aim of increasing revenue and profitability. He will head the department in ensuring that guests will be provided with high quality of food and service. He is also responsible for generating feedback and monitoring new F & B trends to improve the customer dining experience.
Before joining the hotel, Channa Rodrigo was the Operations Manager of Mint Leaf of London, Dubai. He also worked as F & B Manager of Arabian Courtyard Hotel and Spa, and Carlton Tower Hotel Dubai. He has 20 years of experience in the F & B industry, and has been affiliated with notable hospitality establishments including Burj Al Arab, Madinat Jumeirah, and The Address Dubai Marina.
About Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham is located along the prestigious Jumeirah Beach Residence complex and a short walk away from the splendid beach of Dubai. The hotel offers a wide array of dining, entertainment and leisure options with its proximity to some of the city’s premier commercial and business hubs including The Walk, Dubai Marina, Media City, Internet City and Jebel Ali Free Zone. Equipped with spacious rooms and suites with kitchenette, this four-star hotel offers unequalled comfort and modern convenience. Its first class amenities such as the health club, swimming pool and spa let the guests unwind and revitalize the body and mind. Ideal for family holidays, romantic getaways, weekend breaks or business trips, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham guarantees a remarkable and relaxing experience in the dazzling emirate of Dubai.
About R Hotels
R Hotels is the hospitality management division of the Ajman-based R Holding. Established in 2008, the company presently owns, operates and manages five hotels across the UAE – Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman, Ramada Beach Hotel Ajman, Ramada Downtown Dubai, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham and ibis Styles Jumeirah. R Hotels aims to grow its business by developing and acquiring new hotels in key locations, and establishing suitable franchise affiliations. The company takes pride in its professional and efficient management team and hotel staffs, and confirms its positive stature in the hospitality sector with its high-quality accommodation and facilities, matched by top notch service.