Jumeirah Group has revealed Hakan Petek, a Turkish-British national, will join Jumeirah Zabeel Saray on Palm Jumeirah as the new general manager.
Petek will be responsible for building on the success and reputation of the award-winning resort, taking over from the current general manager Fernando Gibaja, who has moved on after two successful years.
Hakan joined Jumeirah in June 2010 as executive assistant manager, rooms at Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa in Kuwait.
He was a key player in the pre-opening of the hotel as well as a member of the executive committee.
With over 27 years’ experience in the hotel industry, his career highlights include eight hotel openings across several five-star luxury brand properties in Turkey: Dedeman and the Sheraton in Antalya, Conrad in Istanbul, Swissotel in Istanbul and Izmir, as well as Raffles Browns and Guoman Hotel both in London.