Appointment30 October 2020
Appointed Director of Food & Beverage
At Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
With over 12 years of experience in the F&B scene, Kooij brings a wealth of knowledge to spearhead the department. Prior to joining Emirates Palace, Kooij was the F&B manager at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong.
In 2016, he was first appointed as assistant F&B manager - projects, which further drove his passion for F&B concepts and projects. He was also part of Mandarin Oriental's first-generation Parallel Operating Committee (POPCO) from 2017 to 2019.
(Class of 2013)
is a graduate of Stenden University of Applied Sciences in
Leeuwarden - Netherlands, The
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. The Group has grown from a well-respected Asian hotel company into a global brand and now operates, or has under development, 44 hotels representing close to 11,000 rooms in 25 countries, with 20 hotels in Asia, ten in The Americas and 14 in Europe, Middle East and North Africa.
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