DUBAI, 14 May, 2019 – Fairmont Dubai is pleased to announce the appointment of James Thompson as Director of Food and Beverage.
James brings over 22 years of experience to this role having worked at prestigious hotels and restaurants throughout the United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates.
Starting his career in independent restaurants, James has worked at various iconic restaurants across the UK capital while working for the Conran Restaurant Group. Following 10 years in London he returned to his home town of Birmingham taking various General Manager roles for the Individual Restaurant Company.
In 2008, James joined Burj Al Arab as the manager for the prestigious Al Muntaha restaurant. Over the years he climbed the career ladder until eventually holding the director of food and beverage position for two years, overseeing their ten outlets. In 2017, James moved to Jumeirah Beach Hotel in anticipation of the hotel renovation. Whilst there, he was responsible for the successful relaunch of the 21 outlets and led a team of over 400 colleagues.
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