Industry Update
Appointment12 September 2019

Nugzar Makaridze

Appointed Director of Restaurants
At Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences Emirates Pearl, United Arab Emirates

Nugzar Makaridze

Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences Emirates Pearl has appointed Nugzar Makaridze as the director of restaurants.

Makaridze oversees the portfolio of restaurants and food and beverage options at the five-star property, including the grand opening of Lexx bar and re-launch of main restaurant Sahha.

Makaridze, who joined the hotel in August, previously worked at Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts as the restaurant general manager of one of its concepts at its property in Dubai.

His experience also includes an F&B managerial position at Waldorf Astoria's luxury steak house restaurant in RAK, a member of the reopening team for Café Russe restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton, Moscow, and managing an Italian concept restaurant at Rixos President Astana in the Kazakh capital, including a two-month stint replacing the F&B director.

Of Georgian-Greek parentage, Makaridze began his hospitality career in Moscow. He is a graduate of the Sochi State University of Hospitality Management.

Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 20 premier brands. As of September 30, 2019, the Company's portfolio included more than 875 properties in over 60 countries across six continents.
more information
Recent Appointments at Hyatt

Dina Fenili Niekamp - Director of Brand & Marketing, Miraval

14 August 2020 — Hyatt Hotels Corporation announces the appointment of Dina Fenili Niekamp as Director of Brand & Marketing, Miraval. In this position, Fenili Niekamp will be responsible for driving consumer awareness for the growing Miraval brand and spearheading the marketing and communications efforts for Miraval properties across the country, including its most recent opening Miraval Berkshires.
read more

Marco Groten - General Manager

22 July 2020 — In addition to his responsibilities as general manager at Grand Hyatt Bali, he will also take on the role of area vice president of Hyatt Indonesia where he will oversee the following area hotels - Park Hyatt Jakarta, Andaz Bali, Alila SCBD, Alila Villas Uluwatu, Alila Seminyak, Studios at Alila Seminyak, Alila Ubud, Alila Manggis, Alila Purnama, Alila Solo, Grand Hyatt Jakarta, Grand Hyatt Bali, Hyatt Regency Bali and Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta.
read more

Ingrid F. Braun - General Manager

14 July 2020 — Ingrid F. Braun, General Manager, has spent the majority of her 17-year hospitality career in luxury lifestyle hotels in Southern California, overseeing several hotel renovations and openings. Most recently, she served as the opening Hotel Manager of the Santa Monica Proper Hotel where she oversaw all hotel operations and guest relations for the 271-room property.
read more