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10767 31 Aug 2021

New Head Chef at Aloft + Element Me'aisam

Anish Kottakal brings over 12 years of experience to this role.

Dubai, August 2021 - Aloft and Element Me'aisam Dubai announce the appointment of Anish Kottakal as Complex Head Chef. Anish will direct the daily culinary operations of both the Aloft and Element including the WXYZ signature bar and restaurant.

Anish brings over 12 years of experience to this role having previously worked as Head Chef at the Aloft Dubai South. Prior to joining the culinary team at Aloft Dubai South Anish has held various roles throughout the Marriott portfolio in Dubai including being the Junior Sous-chef at the Ritz Carlton, Dubai.

Anish is a family man and enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter in his free time.

"We are delighted to welcome Anish to our team and his creativity and passion will I am sure be appreciated by our guests. We wish Anish the best of success in his new role" said Elaine Watson, Cluster General Manager.

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About Aloft Hotels

With over 150 hotels now open in over 20 countries and territories around the world, Aloft Hotels, part of Marriott International, Inc., delivers a fresh approach to the traditional staid hotel landscape. For the always on next generation of traveler, the Aloft brand offers a tech-forward, vibrant experience and a modern style that is different by design. For more information, please visit www.alofthotels.com and follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Aloft is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the new name of Marriotts travel program replacing Marriott Rewards, The Ritz- Carlton Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG). The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com.

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About Element Hotels

Element Hotels, part of Marriott International, Inc., is made to order for guests in the know and on the go. Its bright design defies convention, bathing guest rooms and public spaces in natural light. Stylish and sustainable throughout, Element offers extended stay comfort with a conscience and lots of signature amenities from its healthy RISE breakfast and RELAX evening reception to saline swimming pools, spacious fitness centers, bikes to borrow and electric vehicle charging stations. Element made history in 2008 as the only major hotel brand to pursue LEED certification for high-performance buildings brand-wide. For more information, visit www.ElementHotels.com or connect on Facebook and Instagram. Element is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the new name of Marriotts travel program replacing Marriott Rewards, The Ritz- Carlton Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG). The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com.