Industry Update
Appointment29 June 2012

Michael Sorgenfrey

Appointed General Manager
At The Palace – The Old Town in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Michael SorgenfreyEmaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure subsidiary of Emaar Properties PJSC, has appointed Michael Sorgenfrey as General Manager of The Palace – The Old Town, the five star premium retreat located in Downtown Dubai. Mr Sorgenfrey has extensive international experience having worked for hotel chains in Turkey, Germany, Thailand, United Kingdom, and Croatia. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Reims Management School, after obtaining his F&B Management Certificate from Cornell University in New York.
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