Seasoned hotelier Michael Koth has been appointed as standard manager of the legendary Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi.

He will also acquire up the place of space vice president of functions, overseeing Mandarin Oriental Jumeira and the forthcoming Mandarin Oriental Downtown, both of those in Dubai.

The latter is scheduled to open up in 2021.

A German/Swiss nationwide, Koth is a chief in the hospitality sector, bringing a wealth of experience and awareness spanning about 35 a long time.

Prior to the present-day position, he held a amount of senior leadership positions at the InterContinental Hotel Group, including standard manager of the InterContinental Doha.

His hospitality journey then brought him to Asia wherever he used two a long time as director of luxury and way of life resorts less than the IHG umbrella in south-east Asia, liable for overseeing pre-opening hotels, repositioning of luxury resorts and leading the comprehensive refurbishment of InterContinental Bali Vacation resort.

He has now returned to the Middle East with Mandarin Oriental, wherever he will lead the hugely anticipated rebranding of Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, section of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.

Commenting on his appointment, Koth reported: “My intention at Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, is to proceed to make upon the legacy of this legendary property.

“It is a wonderful honour to lead the eyesight of the house owners and Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group in reaching a effective rebranding and delivering exemplary services standards and an unparalleled sense of place.”

Koth is fluent in English, French and German.

He is a fan of contemporary art, society and opera and in his leisure time, he enjoys actively playing cricket, badminton and travelling with his family members.

The property is owned by Emirates Palace Firm, a subsidiary of the authorities of Abu Dhabi.

The hotel, which is a fine illustration of Arabian style and design, was conceived to host the Gulf Cooperation Council Summit and remains the chosen venue for many higher-profile conferences in the public and non-public sector.

It is also effectively recognised for welcoming many heads of states, foreign dignitaries and celebs.

The property is regarded the World’s Main Meeting Hotel by voters at the Entire world Journey Awards.