Daniel Morariu

Daniel Morariu

Director of Recreation and Wellness at AccorHotels
Lives in United Arab Emirates
over 6 months ago

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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
•Relationship Building
•Cross-team Collaboration
•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 Emirates

    Recreation & Leisure
    February 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.

  • Recreation Manager

    Sofitel the Palm Jumeirah - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Recreation & Leisure
    May 2012 - November 2014 · 2 years and 7 months

  • Director of Recreation and Spa

    Shangri-la Muscat Oman - Muscat, Oman

    Recreation & Leisure
    May 2011 - April 2013 · 1 year and 12 months


  • Bachelor / Diploma

    National Sports Academy University of Bucharest - Bucharest, Romania

    September 1994 - October 1999

    Sport and Physical Education / Fitness and Sport Therapy Teacher / Judo Coach / Sport Management / Wellness and Spa


  • English
    Full professional


  • 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
Mihai Lițoiu
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Natalie Tikhonova
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