Appointed Director of Food and Beverage
At Four Seasons Hotel Doha, Qatar
Prior to joining the hotel, Manuel Santos headed up the F&B division at Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, where he managed a team of 380 staff across the resort's various outlets. Santos also spent three years at Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill as assistant director of food & beverage.
He had previously led the pre-opening team as restaurant manager of Al Hambra restaurant at Al Qasr in Dubai’s Madinat Jumeirah, where he worked alongside chef de cuisine Alfonso de la Dehesa from three Michelin star Spanish restaurants El Bulli and Arzak.
The Portugese national has also worked in Portugal, the Bahamas, and the UK during his 17-year career, and will bring his background in building and marketing dining concepts, his operational expertise, and high standards of quality to his new role, where he will direct operations at the seven F&B outlets as well as in-room dining and banqueting operations.Santos holds a diploma of techniques and hotel management from the Porto Hotel School of Management.