Appointed Area General Manager
At Address Downtown, Palace Downtown, Address Fountain, and Address Sky View in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure business of Emaar Properties PJSC, has appointed hospitality veteran Mark Kirby as the Area General Manager of four premium luxury hotels under Address Hotels + Resorts.
Bringing more than two decades of regional and international experience, Mark will drive all aspects of the hotel operations of Address Downtown and will oversee Palace Downtown as well as the soon to open Address Fountain Views and Address Sky View. He is mandated with strengthening the iconic flagship hotel, Address Downtown's brand distinctiveness and directing operations, marketing, sales and administrative functions of the hotels.
Previously, Mark was the General Manager of Armani Hotel Dubai for the last four years and was responsible for directing the commercial strategy and the all-round operations of the hotel, ensuring that it sustains and builds on its reputation as one of the world's most admired properties.
A highly motivated and experienced professional, with a bachelor's in hospitality management from the University of Central England in Birmingham, Mark has demonstrated dynamic leadership, while focusing on ensuring strong levels of productivity and resource use efficiency.
Under his leadership, Armani Hotel Dubai clinched several global recognitions, from outstanding design and architecture to exceptional dining and lifestyle facilities in the region. He is actively involved in charity work and fundraising through sports including marathon running.