Industry Update
Appointment30 July 2021

Bianca Virkus

Appointed Director of Rooms
At Sofitel Dubai The Palm, United Arab Emirates

Bianca Virkus

Sofitel Dubai The Palm has appointed Bianca Virkus as director of rooms. It is one of Virkus' most senior hospitality roles to date after spending 20 years climbing the industry's ladder.

She joins from the Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa where she was also director of rooms, working at the resort for close to a year. Her hotel career started in 2001 as a front office agent in Germany, though she made the move to the UAE two years later.

Once in the UAE, she quickly accelerated through the industry, holding managerial positions across Jebel Ali International Hotels, JA Resorts & Hotels and Rotana. She has previously been director of front office at Khalidiya Palace by Rayhaan in Abu Dhabi and EAM of Palm Tree Court in Dubai before that.

Cornell | School of Executive and Professional Education

Bianca Virkus (Class of 0) is a graduate of Cornell | School of Executive and Professional Education in Ithaca, New York - United States
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