ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – June 2019 – The St. Regis Abu Dhabi is delighted to announce the appointment of Chef Joseph Murphy for the position of Executive Chef.
Seasoned, British Chef Joseph, has near to 20 years of International experience as a chef in the luxury hospitality industry. Starting his career at the Sheraton Grand London, Park Lane in 2001.
After numbers roles both at home and abroad, Chef Joseph murphy is no stranger to working in some of the world’s most prestigious hotels. British National Joseph’s Murphy’s profile includes the Langham hotel also in London as well as a role at The Sheraton on the Park in Sydney, Australia. The Hotel’s new Head Chef’s most recent postings have been in the Middle East in neighbouring Gulf countries, for St Regis Hotels & Resorts as well as the Marriott brand as his most recent role.
Chef Joseph will be responsible across the hotel in all culinary areas including the hotel’s six popular restaurants and bars as well as its large Banqueting operation. A perfectionist who always gives 100 per cent at work, Joseph enjoys his job immensely. He finds it empowering to be able to share his knowledge and experience with his team.
As Joseph arrives to the United Arab Emirates for the first time he will continue to maintain and enhance the standard for luxury in the capital with exceptional, unique dining experiences The St. Regis Abu Dhabi is known for. Celebrated as an iconic landmark at the vivacious skyscraper Nation Towers, the hotel is regarded as Abu Dhabi’s finest urban resort with service beyond expectation for all guests. The culinary experience is at the heart of every hotel and Chef Joseph is excited to make his mark in the city.
The St Regis Abu Dhabi General Manager Moustafa Sakr shares: “It’s a great pleasure to welcome Chef Joseph to the team. Joseph join’s us at a key time where as we are now in the 6th year of operation the hotel is investing in enhancement of our Food & Beverage offering. Culinary Innovation in this area has always been fundamental for our hotel, and continues to be as we focus to deliver new projects to the city such as the re-opening of Asia de Cuba in the coming months. Chef Joseph’s expertise will be a key component of driving this and we are confident that his expertise will continue to drive the success we have achieved in Abu Dhabi’s competitive hospitality market.”
In his new role, Executive Chef Joseph will provide flair and finesse as well as leadership for the team of 70 chefs across the hotel as they continue to deliver the finest culinary offering in the city.
About The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
Located at the heart of Abu Dhabi on the Corniche, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi hotel merges authentic Arabian hospitality and over a hundred years of bespoke St. Regis traditions to become the social epicentre for the connoisseurs in the art of living. The iconic hotel offers 283 luxuriously-appointed guestrooms, a myriad of sumptuous experiences with distinctive culinary venues, more than 4,800 square meters of state-of-the-art meeting and event space and over 3,000 square meters of ultra-modern health club facilities. The St. Regis Abu Dhabi also features the famed hallmark of St. Regis hotels, the signature St. Regis Butler Service.
About St. Regis Hotels & Resorts
Combining classic sophistication with a modern sensibility, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, Inc., is committed to delivering exceptional experiences at over 40 luxury hotels and resorts in the best addresses around the world. Since the opening of the first St. Regis hotel in New York City over a century ago by John Jacob Astor IV, the brand has remained committed to an uncompromising level of bespoke and anticipatory service for all of its guests, delivered flawlessly by signature St. Regis Butler Service. For more information and new openings, visit stregis.com or follow Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. St. Regis is proud to participate in the industry’s new loyalty program, Marriott Bonvoy.
About Marriott Bonvoy
Marriott Bonvoy is the new travel program replacing Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG). Comprised of a portfolio of 30 hotel brands, members can earn and redeem points for hotel stays and accelerate the points they earn with co-branded credit cards from Chase and American Express. The program offers 120,000 destination tours and adventures on Marriott Bonvoy Moments. When members book direct on Marriott.com they receive perks including free and enhanced Wi-Fi and exclusive member-only rates, and on the Marriott app they enjoy mobile check-in and checkout, Mobile Requests and, wherever available, Mobile Key. To enroll for free or for more information about Marriott Bonvoy, visit MarriottBonvoy.com. To download the Marriott app, go here. Travelers can also connect with Marriott Bonvoy on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.