Towers Rotana Appoints New Executive Chef and New Director of Rooms
Chef Cihan Kucukcavdar and Zeinab Abbas
Towers Rotana Dubai, an iconic foodie hotel with 3 award-winning restaurants and bars, and 375 rooms located on Dubai’s prominent Sheikh Zayed Road appointed Cihan Kucukcavdar, Turkish national as the new Executive Chef, while promoting Zeinab Abbas to Director of Rooms, a year after she joined as the Front Office Director.
Hailing from Istanbul, Cihan, most recently at Hilton Hotels & Resorts for the past 12 years has had extensive experience in the industry within various kitchens in hotels and restaurants through Turkey and Europe. In his new role, Cihan is set to bring in a new and innovative culinary expertise to his kitchens, while also overseeing the iconic hotel outlets, that include the famed Teatro, Flavours on Two and Long’s Bar.
No stranger to Rotana, Zeinab first joined Rotana Hotels & Resorts 8 years ago in Gefinor Rotana Lebanon. She moved to Dubai in 2013 and climbed the ladder to her most previous role of the Director of Front Office at Towers Rotana where she was soon promoted. In her new role, Zeinab will be responsible for the front of house operational departments.
Commenting on the appointment and promotion, Hossam Mansour, General Manager of Towers Rotana said: “We are delighted to welcome Chef Cihan on board, while promoting Zeinab to Director of Rooms. With both of them leading our culinary team, and operational departments, I am confident they will both further advance the quality and standards throughout the hotel.
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