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News: Manikis appointed Wyndham Hotel Group EMEA managing director

Wyndham Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Dimitris Manikis to the role of president and managing director for Europe, Middle East, Eurasia and Africa. He will be based at the company’s London offices. Manikis will be responsible for the development of all of Wyndham Hotel Group’s brands in the EMEA region as well as maximising the performance of all new and existing franchise and managed hotels. He will focus on driving the strategic objectives of Wyndham Hotel Group including quality and technology solutions as well as loyalty, sales and…

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McLeish appointed for second spell as Scotland manager

Alex McLeish has agreed to become Scotland manager for the second time – 11 years after leaving the post. McLeish, 59, will sign a deal until 2020 and is the unanimous choice of the Scottish FA board. He replaces his former Aberdeen and Scotland team-mate Gordon Strachan, who left in October after the country did not qualify for the World Cup. The Scottish FA failed in its attempt to recruit Michael O’Neill, who instead chose to stay with Northern Ireland. McLeish ‘has right credentials’ Walter Smith was also linked with…

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News: Ross appointed chief executive with JA Resorts & Hotels

Dubai-based hospitality firm JA Resorts & Hotels has announced the appointment of Anthony Ross as the company’s new chief executive. Ross, an Australian hotelier and corporate strategist, joins JA Resorts & Hotels from Indonesian-based Aryaduta Hotel Group where he was chief executive. He has more than 30 years’ industry leadership experience in the hospitality sector, spanning roles in multiple continents. Previously the executive vice president for Preferred Hotels & Resorts, he oversaw 120 hotels in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. Ross contributes an ownership approach and in-depth understanding of…

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News: White appointed director of tourism at the Jamaica Tourist Board

Donovan White has been Named as director of tourism at the Jamaica Tourist Board following an extensive local and international search. His appointment was announced by the Jamaica minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett.  White, a Jamaican national, whose term as head of the country’s tourism marketing agency will commence officially on February 15th, brings with him many years of marketing and business development experience. He served recently as vice president of Cable & Wireless, Jamaica. Prior to that, White served as vice president, marketing, sales and media services at Columbus…

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News: Fadel appointed general manager at St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi

Marriott International has appointed Marwan Fadel as the general manager of The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. A Lebanese national, Fadel has nearly two decades of hospitality experience across the Middle East. In his new role, he will oversee all management functions, hotel operations, and new innovations, aiming to achieve planned goals for the resort. “The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, was the first official debut of bespoke St. Regis hospitality in the region, making Abu Dhabi the first city in the…

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James Roby appointed St Helens captain for 2018

The 32-year-old takes over the role from back rower Jon Wilkin Tuesday, January 23, 2018 St Helens have appointed England hooker James Roby as their new captain for 2018. The 32-year-old, who played in December’s World Cup final after earning an international recall in 2017, takes over the role from 34-year-old back rower Jon Wilkin, who has held the job for the last three years. “I want to thank Jon Wilkin who has done a fantastic job,” said St Helens head coach Justin Holbrook. “Wilko will play limited game time…

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Former England Under-16s coach Dan Micciche appointed new MK Dons manager

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 MK Dons have appointed former England Under-16s boss Dan Micciche as their new manager. The 38-year-old, a former head of academy coaching with the Dons, replaces Robbie Neilson who left the club by mutual consent on Saturday. The club are fourth from bottom of Sky Bet League One after a 2-1 defeat to Northampton. Former Bristol City boss Keith Millen has been named assistant manager while Dean Lewington is player-coach. Micciche told the club’s official site: “I’m so proud to be named manager of MK Dons….

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