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49088 18 Feb 2020

New Specialty Chef Appointed At Media Rotana, Dubai Fortunato Leocata As New Prego’s Chef

Bringing two decades of experience with holistic f&b knowledge and management expertise

Dubai,  February 2020 - Media Rotana, Dubai, is pleased to announce the appointment of Fortunato Leocata as its new Chef.

With almost two decades of experience, Fortunato is definitely a valuable asset!

Fortunato’s vast experience comes from his passion at a very young age cooking with his mother, which paved his way to transforming cooking into real art. One of his many milestones was serving for a decade in UK, serving his unique dishes while working with various reputable hotels. He didn’t stop at land, but also embarked on a culinary journey on a cruise ship for almost a year; it was a beautiful and eye-opening experience says Fortunato. The same ship docked in Dubai, introducing him to the glamour of the UAE.

Not only is Fortunato a world-class chef, but he’s also a successful leader equipped with holistic F&B knowledge and management expertise, such as coaching and leading culinary team members.

In his own words, “My journey still continues with ever-gaining experience in terms of pre-opening and effective operations”.

Coming from Catania – Sicily in Italy, Fortunato is well-equipped with a IV Degree education classification from College of Catering - INSTITUTO PROFESSIONALE ALBERGHIERO DI STATO. Additionally, Fortunato is a man of many cultures, he surely speaks Italian, alongside Spanish, Portuguese, French and English.

Aside from his two decades of experience, Fortunato is highly trained in many courses such as food hygiene training, civil defense fire safety training, first aid training and person in charge level 3 training.

Fortunato is no stranger to Rotana, he’s been a part of the big family since 2017, he still has his culinary passion and is totally excited about his new position as he looks forward to bringing further success to Rotana.

 

About Media Rotana

A luxury 5-star hotel ideally located in Al Barsha Heights and within easy reach of the Dubai Internet City Metro Station, Major Shopping Malls and is only a 30 minutes’ drive from both Dubai airports.

Featuring 537 spacious rooms and suites designed with international flair including Club Rotana offering lavish personalised hospitality making it the perfect venue to suit everybody’s needs and make it a memorable stay.

Guests will enjoy a unique culinary experience at Media Rotana with five exquisite award winning dining venues offering Italian, British and International cuisine as well as happy hours, theme nights and more. The Hotel also consists of 16 contemporary fully equipped flexible Meeting Rooms, distinguished with having natural daylight and the latest audio-visual equipment, IT facilities and wireless internet connection.

For wellness and relaxation needs, Bodylines Fitness & Wellness Club provides a Gymnasium offering the latest equipment, massage treatments accompanied with a Sauna, steam room and a temperature-controlled swimming pool. Guests can also get back in shape with the competitive annual membership packages that are available at the revamped health club equipped to provide with complete fitness and wellbeing solutions.

A vibrant and secure place for the little ones is available with Flipper's Kids Club, where kids can enjoy themselves and make new friends but most importantly, play and explore.

Media Rotana is well known for its staff and personalised service from the friendly Front Desk agents, caring housekeepers and our smiling waiters to our Head of Departments and General Manager who make sure guests are delighted by their stay.

About Rotana

Rotana currently manages a portfolio of over 100 properties throughout the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Eastern Europe with an aggressive expansion plan in place. Rotana has chosen to acknowledge how precious time is by making all time spent in their range of hotels ‘Treasured Time’. This means Rotana has pledged to understand and meet the individual needs of all guests. In so doing, Rotana has evolved its product brands to include, Rotana Hotels & Resorts, Centro Hotels by Rotana, Rayhaan Hotels & Resorts by Rotana, Arjaan Hotel Apartments by Rotana and The Residences by Rotana. Treasured Time. The Rotana promise to you.

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