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.

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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.
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