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Thompson takes culinary charge at Fairmont Dubai

Thompson takes culinary charge at Fairmont Dubai

Fairmont Dubai has announced the appointment of James Thompson as director of food and beverage.

Thompson brings over 22 years of experience to this role having worked at prestigious hotels and restaurants throughout the United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates.

Starting his career in independent restaurants, he has worked at various iconic restaurants across the UK capital while working for the Conran Restaurant Group.

Following ten years in London he returned to his hometown of Birmingham taking various general manager roles for the Individual Restaurant Company.

In 2008, Thompson joined Burj Al Arab as the manager for the prestigious Al Muntaha restaurant.


Over the years he climbed the career ladder until eventually holding the director of food and beverage position for two years, overseeing their ten outlets.

In 2017, Thompson moved to Jumeirah Beach Hotel in anticipation of the hotel renovation.

While there, he was responsible for the successful relaunch of the 21 outlets and led a team of over 400 colleagues.

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Fairmont Hotels & Resorts are landmark properties offering unrivalled presence, authentic experiences and unforgettable moments.

Fairmont Dubai is considered Dubai’s Leading Hotel by the World Travel Awards and last year took the World’s Leading Hotel Service Award.