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