Mark Deere heads the team at Amwaj Rotana, Dubai, as the new General ManagerAmwaj Rotana Jumeirah Beach - Dubai has been appointed Mark Deere as its new General Manager to lead the hotel’s team of over 400 staff. Mark is no stranger to Rotana having previously been with the Yas Island Rotana and Centro Yas Island (Abu Dhabi) as well as the Arjaan by Rotana Dubai Media City, both in the capacity of General Manager.
Hailing from the United Kingdom, Mark brings with him over 27 years of experience within the hotel industry, having first started with the Ritz Hotel in London, UK, in Front Office. His diverse experience also includes positions within Conference and Banqueting, Business Development and Food and Beverage.
Having completed his Honours Degree in Hotel and Catering Management from the University of Surrey in England, Mark’s career successes include the growth of key revenue figures, the improvement of guest and staff satisfaction matrices, extensive renovation projects and adding a portfolio of awards to the various hotels he has managed both with Rotana and the Hilton.
Mark’s extensive work experience spans a total of 8 cities around the world including Athens, Hanoi, Jakarta, London, Amsterdam and Dubai, at present. An avid fan of golf, Mark always enjoys a round on the green and cooking a meal or two. He shares his two foremost philosophies in life - “enjoy what you do and always respect others” – something he has gained from his valuable experience living and working away from home.