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Emaar Hospitality appoints new corporate director

Emaar Properties’ hospitality arm, Emaar Hospitality Group, has appointed Morgan Tuckness as corporate director for design and technical services

Morgan Tuckness is Emaar Hospitality's new corporate director for design and technical services.
Morgan Tuckness is Emaar Hospitality's new corporate director for design and technical services.

Emaar Properties’ hospitality arm, Emaar Hospitality Group, has appointed a new corporate director for design and technical services, it has been revealed.

In a statement, the group announced the appointment of Morgan Tuckness (pictured), whom it described as having extensive expertise in design, architecture, and technical services.

According to Emaar, Tuckness will be responsible for setting up and maintaining development and design guidelines, and the physical criteria for the development of new-build hospitality projects.

She will also be tasked with ensuring that all requisite design and technical service standards are executed in accordance with set guidelines on the delivery of on-brand projects, the company added.

She will report to Olivier Harnisch, chief executive officer of Emaar Hospitality Group.

Harnisch commented: “With [the] fast-growing footprint of hotel projects by Emaar Hospitality Group and three distinctive lifestyle hotel brands, it is important that we focus on our branding philosophy and design standards, which set us apart.

“Today, we work closely with developers in hotel project development right from design stage to operations, and Morgan Tuckness, who brings extensive expertise in the area, will lead all design and technical services aspects of our projects. She will also focus on introducing sustainable practices that help minimise the carbon footprint of our projects.”

Before joining Emaar, Tuckness served as the director of development and construction for Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Latin America at Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation US and Singapore, where she was responsible for a variety of hotel and resort projects in the US, Mexico, Japan, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, and various cities throughout Europe. 

She holds a degree in architecture from the University of Oklahoma and is certified by the US Green Building Council as a LEED Accredited Professional.

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