Swiss-Belhotel promotes Alban Dutemple at Bahrain properties
Alban has more than 35 years of experience in the industry, including more than 19 years previously at the Accor Group
Hong Kong-headquartered hotel management group Swiss-Belhotel International has promoted Alban Dutemple to the role of cluster general manager for two of its properties – Swiss-Belhotel Seef Bahrain and Swiss-Belsuites Admiral Juffair – in Bahrain.
Alban has been working with the group as General Manager for Swiss-Belhotel Seef Bahrain since June 2018.
The hotel management group has also announced the establishment of pre-opening offices for the upcoming Swiss-Belsuites Admiral Juffair, which is due to open doors in Q1 2020.
Commenting on the appointment, senior vice president of Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa, and India at Swiss-Belhotel International, Laurent A. Voivenel, said: “Alban is an accomplished professional with a strong track record in the hospitality industry. Being the General Manager for Swiss-Belhotel Seef Bahrain, Alban has demonstrated extraordinary leadership skills, team spirit, and dedication in managing the property efficiently and improving its performance year on year. As we expand our footprint in Bahrain with our flagship brands, we are confident Alban will lead the two properties to great success.”
Sharing his thoughts on the new role, Alban said, “I am excited to take on this new challenge and very grateful to Swiss-Belhotel International for this fantastic opportunity. I look forward to working closely with the teams and our business associates across the two properties.”
Alban has more than 35 years of experience in the industry. His longest stint was with the Accor Group where he spent approximately 19 years serving various hotels in different capacities.
In 2004, Alban took his first role in the Middle East moving to Dubai as Resident Manager of Sofitel City Centre Hotel & Residence. In 2006, he was assigned the responsibility of Hotel Opening Project Manager for Accor Middle East. In 2008, Alban was promoted to the position of VP F&B Sofitel for Africa, Middle East & Indian Ocean.
In 2009, Alban went back to Brazil as the General Manager of Sofitel Rio De Janeiro Copacabana. After three years, he returned back to his home country as VP-F&B for Paris-based Pullman Europe & Worldwide strategy. Alban left the Accor Group in 2014 to join as General Manager at Leylaty Catering and Restaurants Group in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where he stayed until December 2017.