31 October, 2023. Dubai UAE: Marriott International proudly announces the appointment of Nick Heaviside as the new Complex Director of Food and Beverage. Heaviside will be responsible for six Wasl owned Marriott Hotel properties; Le Meridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre, Le Meridien Fairway, Aloft & Element Al Mina and Aloft & Element Dubai Airport.
Overseeing the operations of all six properties, Heaviside brings a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective to elevate the hotel's gastronomic offerings. Having held prominent positions in renowned establishments globally, Nick is celebrated for his innovative approach and understanding of evolving gastronomic trends and his leadership is poised to enhance namely, Le Meridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre’s reputation as a culinary destination of choice in Dubai.
Nick’s longstanding career in the culinary world has taken him from the cote d’azur in 2004 to 2008 before moving on to Bahrain in 2010 to Bahrain in 2010, where he worked as Chef de Cuisine. His journey then took him to Qatar and Oman before working for Constance Hotels in the Seychelles from 2014 as Executive Chef and being promoted to Executive Assistant Manager F&B in 2019. In October 2021 he widened his Middle East and Africa experience by joining Rabat Marriott Hotel in Morocco as Director of Culinary, Restaurant and Events, opening the hotel with food concepts created in partnership with Joël Robuchon and Moroccan celebrity chef Najat Kaanache.
Nick who took up his role in July 2023, will be responsible for a total of 28 dining venues and bars, including Seafood Market, Kiku, Yalumba, Warehouse, The Dubliner’s and more, and will oversee a team of 540 associates and 53 nationalities and himself report into Bhavesh Rawal, Hotel Manager of Le Meridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre.
Rawal shared his enthusiasm for the new addition, saying, "We are delighted to welcome Nick to the business. His proven track record and passion for culinary excellence align seamlessly with our commitment to delivering unparalleled guest satisfaction. We look forward to the exciting culinary journey that lies ahead."
Alongside the appointment of Nick, Marriott International has promoted Jenno Pellejo from Assistant Complex Food and Beverage Marketing Manager to Complex Food and Beverage Marketing Manager.
Jenno, who has been with Marriott International group for nine years has worked across the six property complex since 2021 and has previously held positions at Aloft Palm Jumeira and Sheraton JBR where he started as a waiter, before working his way up the F&B Marketing Executive joining the team at Le Meridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre. Reporting into the Complex Marketing Director, Tijana Lazarov, he will be overseeing six Wasl owned properties, including all 28 dining venues.
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