Industry Update
Appointment25 November 2021

Richard Bleakley

Appointed Multi-Property General Manager
At Courtyard by Marriott Culture Village in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Richard Bleakley

Leading the team at Courtyard by Marriott Culture Village is multi-property general manager, Richard Bleakley. He started with Marriott in the UK in 1999.

Since relocating to the UAE in 2012, Bleakley has managed and opened numerous properties. Recently, he led the reopening of Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai in September 2021. He currently oversees multiple properties including the Marriott Hotel & Marriott Executive Apartments Al Jaddaf, Marriott Executive Apartments Dubai Creek, Element by Westin Al Jaddaf and Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai.

Marriott International, Inc.

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 7,600 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 133 countries and territories.
more information
Recent Appointments at Marriott

Werther Veulemans - Cluster Social Media Manager

1 December 2021 — Marriott International has announced the promotion of Werther Veulemans to cluster social media manager. Moving up from his prior position as complex social media marketing manager, he now spearheads social media for nine UAE Marriott properties.
read more

Matthew Brennan - Executive Chef

30 November 2021 — JW Marriott Tampa Water Street and Tampa Marriott Water Street are excited to introduce Matthew Brennan as the complex's new Executive Chef. In his role, Chef Brennan will oversee the culinary efforts of the sister properties, both located adjacent to the convention center in Tampa's vibrant Water Street neighborhood.
read more

Prabu Michael - Head Chef

24 November 2021 — Stepping in as cluster head chef is Prabu Michael who will lead culinary conception and menu development of the MoMo Bistro at the new hotel.
read more