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.
11 February 2020 — He will oversee the 242-key Arjaan Dubai Media City, along with the 243-key Centro Barsha.
Ilgaz brings more than 35 years of experience to the role. Previously GM at The Cove Rotana Resort, Al Ghurair Rayhaan and Arjaan by Rotana, Ilgaz has also overseen the pre-opening of Amwaj Rotana in JBR and the renovation of Jumeirah Rotana in Dubai.
17 January 2020 — Rosso, the Italian restaurant at Amwaj Rotana, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai, has appointed Salvatore Barcellona as its new speciality chef.
The Sicilian has worked in the Middle East since 2011, previously heading up the Italian restaurant in Radisson Blu Yas Island, Abu Dhabi before moving to Media Rotana in Dubai where he held the position of speciality chef at Prego's.