Manama : The Gulf Hotels Group appointed Fares Yactine as General Manager for The Gulf Hotel Convention & Spa. His role will include overseeing the Gulf Hotel’s array of internationally acclaimed restaurants.
Fares Yactine previously served the Hotel as Executive Assistant Manager, in charge of the Food & Beverage Department, as well as Health & Recreation. In 2011 Fares, left to join the Sofitel Thalasssa Sea & Spa Bahrain, as Hotel Manager and since 2013 Fares held the post of General Manager at the Sofitel Al Khobar the Corniche. Fares also has worked with renowned hotel chains such as Metropolitan Hotel Beirut, Habtoor Grand Hotel Beirut and with IHG in Spain.
Commenting on the appointment, Gulf Hotels Group C.E.O Garfield Jones said, “One of the challenges facing Fares is overseeing the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Gulf Hotel in 2019, which will involve a whole year of activities to celebrate the Hotel’s opening in 1969”.
The Hotel’s portfolio will undergo change this summer with the renovation of the Sherlock Holmes and Al Waha outlets, together with the rebranding of La Pergola and Fusions restaurants.
After a facelift, La Pergola will be graced with the talents of multi-Michelin starred Italian chef, Giancarlo Perbellini while Fusions will take on a completely new look and after a BD250,000 refurbishment, will reopen with an outdoor terrace under the guidance of the Hotel’s young, talented Bahraini chef, Tala Bashmi.