As part of its ongoing regional and global expansion, Rotana has announced the appointment of Jarrett Beaulieu as corporate vice president - food and beverage operations.
With his extensive background and expertise in food and beverage strategy, development and openings, Beaulieu will be at the helm of the organisation-wide efforts aimed at enhancing Rotana’s restaurants portfolio in the Middle East and Africa.
The industry veteran will be responsible for the development of new concepts of outlets that deliver on the company’s promise to offer endless culinary adventures to its guests.
Guy Hutchinson, acting chief executive, Rotana, said: “Beaulieu’s appointment comes at a time when Rotana is pushing ahead with its rapid expansion and development plans.
“It also represents a major step forward in our efforts focused on further enhancing guest experiences across our portfolio of hotels and resorts as well as our over 300 food and beverage venues – many of which have been conceptualised and created by Rotana itself.
“Beaulieu carries an extensive experience in culinary operations, deep understanding of the food and beverage business strategy and development, and strong leadership credentials, and we are excited to have him on board.”
A Canadian national, Beaulieu joins Rotana from Hilton where he held, since 2010, various positions including senior corporate food and beverage roles.
Most recently, he served as director of food and beverage development and openings, EMEA, covering the regional pipeline portfolio and successfully opening 24 properties.
With several awards to his credit, Beaulieu showcased his excellent culinary skills serving as executive chef at a number of leading hotel brands.