Industry Update
Appointment 1 August 2019

Stefan Thumiger

Appointed General Manager
At Salalah Rotana Resort, Oman

Stefan Thumiger

Thumiger who has more than 35 years' experience started working with Rotana Hotels on 7 July 2019.

A Swiss national with Australian citizenship, Thumigers hospitality journey began in the F&B department, as an apprentice chef in a hotel in Switzerland.

He holds a degree in Federal Chartered Hotelier/Caterer HF/SHL from the Swiss hotel and catering school in Lucerne, Switzerland.

In addition to that, Thumiger earned certificates in marketing strategy, hotel revenue management, financial management hotel real estate investments and asset management from Cornell University, USA.

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SHL Schweizerische Hotelfachschule Luzern

Stefan Thumiger (Class of 1990) is a graduate of SHL Schweizerische Hotelfachschule Luzern in Lucerne - Switzerland
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Rotana Hotel Management Corporation Ltd.

Rotana Hotel Management Corporation (Rotana) was founded in 1992, by a partnership between two visionary thinkers, Nasser Al Nowais and Selim El Zyr, who were joined three years later by Nael Hashweh and Imad Elias.
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