RAS AL KHAIMAH, UAE – Hilton Hotels is pleased to announce the appointment of Matteo Dayem as Chef de Cuisine at Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah’s popular poolside dining venue, Azure.
Beginning his career in his home country of Italy in 2011, Matteo’s culinary journey first took him to Kurdistan in Iraq, then Dubai in the UAE, before he was appointed Chef de Cucine at Lithuania’s Le Meridien Grand Resort, Vilnius. Graduating to Executive Sous Chef at Lisbon’s Sana Hotels in Portugal, Matteo returned to the Middle East in 2018 to take up the role of Sous Chef at the prestigious Cipriani Riyadh, before continuing to hone his skills at Dubai’s award-winning Cipriani DIFC.
In his new role of Chef De Cuisine at Azure, Matteo will launch a brand new menu at Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah’s beautiful beach-side dining destination. Inspired by the South of France and the Mediterranean, Azure offers a culinary selection of healthy, light meals with an abundance of choice and flavour, along with a delicious selection of freshly-squeezed juices, smoothies and premium beverages.
Catering in and around the pool and beach until sunset, the bistro-style restaurant blends wholesome, honest, no-frills Italian food in a menu that is alive with options. The latest appointment to the Food & Beverage team at the property, Matteo’s exceptional culinary skills and classic Italian heritage are an exciting addition to the wealth of talent already in residence at the five star resort.
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Hilton Honors is the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,200 properties with more than 856,000 rooms, in 105 countries and territories. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. With more than 71 million members, Hilton Honors offers hundreds of ways to earn and redeem Points. Members can redeem their Points for free nights, premium merchandise, items on Amazon Shop with Points; make charitable contributions; or gain access to unique events through the Hilton Honors auction platform (hiltonhonors.com/auctions), such as exclusive artist experiences and hotel concert events with Live Nation®, and race experiences with the McLaren-Honda Formula 1 team. The program is free to join, and travelers may enroll online by visiting www.hiltonhonors.com. Connect with Hilton Honors at news.hiltonhonors.com.