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Highlights of Expertise
•Hotel Operation and Management
•Hotel Pre-opening Planning / Execution (Management, Director, HOD Level)
•Rooms / Concierge / MOD
•Spa / Wellness / Recreation
•Food & Beverage Operations: my previous working experience within large top VIP's catering company in Romania (small and large luxury events within Diplomatic and Presidential areas and Expat Community / Multinational Companies); Management Cross Training within F&B during my time in Sofitel Bucharest Romania. In Dubai World Trade Centre - large events: royal weddings and top VIP's events during my tenure in DWTC. In charge for Pool Bar operational side within 3 properties in the last years.
•Front Office, House Keeping Operations and Quality Assurance: cross exposure and working experience / Duty Manager Role, Audits and Mystery Shopper guests, all related aspects related to rooms: snagging, maintenance, cleaning, Front Office related operations etc.
•Team Development / Leadership
•Facility & Property Management
•Superior Customer Service
•Quality Assurance / Control
•Corporate Event Administration
•Risk Assessment / Mitigation, Performance Optimization
•Budgeting / Forecasting
•Health and Safety, Security / Engineering: various projects, audits and pre-opening projects I was part of (total of 6 large properties as part of the pre-opening team member / management level). Certified as Lifeguard / First Aid and Paediatric First Aid. Overseeing aspects related to maintenance, prevention and repairing of various assets from engineering point of view.
•Projects: I developed and launched one of the 1st and largest climbing wall in the Middle East (at DWTC) and the 1st Eco Golf project in the Middle East (Sofitel the Palm Jumeirah): just to mention 2 of my successful projects out of many other successful projects.
•Project Manager role for a large wellness event (The Retreat Palm Dubai - awarded with Guinness World Record (November 2017)
Director of Recreation and Wellness
AccorHotels - Dubai, United Arab EmiratesRecreation & LeisureFebruary 2017 - June 2018 · 1 year and 5 months
Pre-opening of Wellness Retreat Beach Resort Dubai Set up of operational side related to: Pool, Beach, Kids Club, Fitness, Wellness, Spa, etc.
Sofitel the Palm Jumeirah - Dubai, United Arab EmiratesRecreation & LeisureMay 2012 - November 2014 · 2 years and 7 months
Director of Recreation and Spa
Shangri-la Muscat Oman - Muscat, OmanRecreation & LeisureMay 2011 - April 2013 · 1 year and 12 months
Bachelor / Diploma
National Sports Academy University of Bucharest - Bucharest, RomaniaSeptember 1994 - October 1999
Sport and Physical Education / Fitness and Sport Therapy Teacher / Judo Coach / Sport Management / Wellness and Spa
- director of recreation
- Food and Beverage Service
- Group Events
- Health and safety
- Hospitality Operations
- Hotel Computer Software
- Hotel Finance
- Operations Management
- Pre-Opening Management Role
- pre opening of luxury hotels
- Project manager
- Recreation Management
- Spa & Fitness
- Spa operations
- Spa & Wellness Management
- Sport & Leisure
- Team Bulding
- Team development
- Water Sports