NIKKI BEACH RESORT & SPA DUBAI APPOINTS DANIELE VASTOLO AS GENERAL MANAGER
Property Geared Towards Spring 2016 Operation
Dubai, UAE, December 8 2015: Nikki Beach Resort & Spa has announced the appointment of Daniele Vastolo as General Manager to lead a dynamic team of hospitality professionals, lifestyle specialists and gastronomy experts. Daniele plays a dual role, as he is the Group Director of Operations of Nikki Beach Hotels & Resorts EMEA Ltd.
Daniele is a creative, energetic and pro-active individual with the right energy and determination to excel in a demanding multi-faceted role. “Daniele is an innovator and a leader, whose passion for the hospitality industry is demonstrated through his engagement and involvement at all levels of the organization,” says Jihad El Khoury, Co-Founder & CEO of Nikki Beach Hotel & Resorts EMEA.
After developing a sound career with respected international hospitality groups such as Shangri - La Hotels & Resorts and Constance Hotels, Daniele has overseen the opening and pre-opening of various prestigious Island Resorts as General Manager, namely in the Seychelles and Fiji, amongst other locations.
“I believe people are the true assets of any operation and I strive to build the perfect team for the Dubai opening through meticulous talent acquisition, coaching and leadership skills,” explains Daniele when asked about his vision.
Spanning over 52,000 square meters, on a private beach, the property will comprise of a boutique hotel and lifestyle residences. It features the signature Nikki Beach Club & Restaurant, Cafe Nikki, Soul Lobby, Satine Restaurant and Lounge, Key West, Nikki Spa and Tone Fitness, special designed tennis courts, water sports, state of the art meeting spaces and numerous outdoor event venues.
Inspired by the design vision of Jack Penrod, Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai has been designed in collaboration with DSA Architects International with interiors by Gatserelia Design and will feature 132 keys, which comprises of 117 innovative rooms and suites, alongside 15 villas and 61 lifestyle residences with units ranging from one to four bedrooms and including 2 penthouses. Private pools, outdoor showers, sky lounges, large roof terraces and spectacular views over the Arabian Gulf and the awe-inspiring Dubai skyline are some of the unique features that guests will enjoy.
The global luxury lifestyle & hospitality brand currently has 12 locations around the world.
ABOUT NIKKI BEACH WORLDWIDE
In 1998, entrepreneur Jack Penrod introduced the world to Nikki Beach; the ultimate beach club concept that combines the elements of entertainment, dining, music, fashion, film and art into one. Called the “Sexiest Place on Earth" by The London Observer and recently earning the coveted #1 spot on the Travel Channel's World's Sexiest Beach Bars list, Nikki Beach continues to make its mark in the hottest addresses and trendsetting locales worldwide. Today, the Nikki Beach concept has transcended its international venues and grown into a global, multifaceted luxury lifestyle & hospitality brand comprising of a Beach Club Division; a Lifestyle Division (including an exclusive branding & clothing line found at the Boutiques located at all Nikki Beach locations, a music label and Nikki Style Magazine, a luxury travel, fashion & lifestyle publication produced three times a year); a Special Events Division, a Hotels & Resorts Division and Nikki Cares, a 503K Non Profit Charity Division.
Nikki Beach can now be experienced in thirteen cities, in nine different countries: Miami Beach, Florida, USA; St. Tropez, France; St. Barth, French West Indies; Marbella, Spain; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Marrakech, Morocco; Koh Samui, Thailand; Mallorca, Spain; Ibiza, Spain; Phuket, Thailand; Bali, Indonesia and pop-up locations in Cannes, France during the Cannes International Film Festival and in Canada during the Toronto International Film Festival. The Hotels & Resorts division has a current location in Koh Samui, Thailand and in Porto Heli, Greece and in 2015, will open a hotel property in Dubai, UAE. For more information, please visit www.nikkibeach.com and www.nikkibeachhotels.com
ABOUT MERAAS HOLDING
Meraas Holding is a Dubai-based development company with operations and assets in the UAE and overseas. The company has established itself as a key innovator in UAE and follows a clear mandate to strengthen Dubai’s global position. Through its portfolio of refreshingly innovative landmark concepts, Meraas aims to redefine industries across multiple sectors. Meraas has also forged collaborative relationships with key partners who will add value to its offering. The company has launched several projects in the tourism, retail, leisure and entertainment sectors.