Appointed Assistant F&B Director
At Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Borja Molina has been appointed as the assistant director of food and beverage for the Shangri-La Hotel and Traders Hotel in Abu Dhabi.
Relocating from Spain, Molina has more than eight years of hospitality expertise having worked with international hotel chains across Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
In his new role, Molina will assist in planning, directing and supervising all activities associated with the operations of the food and beverage division. He will also be responsible for ensuring that the high professional standards expected of the Shangri-La brand are demonstrated in areas including training and supervision of the food and beverage team, optimal customer service, cash handling and production control, as well as maintaining a safe working environment.
Borja Molina, Assistant Director of Food and Beverage at Shangri-La Hotel and Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, said: "I am extremely excited to be a part of the Shangri-La family and especially with the group's complex in Abu Dhabi, which has a strong reputation in the capital's dining scene.
By recommending new products and staying current with the market's trends, Molina will deliver strategic direction and execution for the dining venues at both hotels including Sofra bld, Hoi An, Bord Eau, Shang Palace and Afya.
The Spanish national embarked on his hospitality career in 2009 when he moved to Les Roches in Switzerland to get his master's degree in hotel management. By 2010, Molina had secured a role as a Food and Beverage Trainee in China.
His stint in the Middle East kicked off in 2011 as Assistant Food & Beverage Manager in Fujairah, before moving on to work as a Food & Beverage Manager in Abu Dhabi in 2013 and Doha in 2016. In the following here, Molina moved back to Spain to take up a directorial role for the pre-opening phase of a flagship property in Spain.