Seasoned hotelier Michael Koth has been appointed as general manager of Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates.
He is also area vice president of operations with the company, overseeing Mandarin Oriental Jumeira and the upcoming Mandarin Oriental Downtown, both in Dubai.
The latter is scheduled to open in 2022.
A German/Swiss national, Koth is a leader in the hospitality industry, bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge spanning over 40 years.
Here he tells Breaking Travel News about his plans for the coming year.
Breaking Travel News: Congratulations on your appointment as general manager of the iconic Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi – how can we expect the property to change under your leadership?
Michael Koth: The expectation of “change” in the context of this iconic palace is a big call.
Some things in life do not necessarily require drastic change but rather an evolution in order to go from strength to strength.
A large part of our focus…