Dany El Mahgiub joins Fairmont the Palm as director of operations

Dany El Mahgiub joins Fairmont the Palm as director of operations

Fairmont the Palm has appointed Dany El Mahgiub as its director of operations. He brings 15 years of experience in hospitality leadership to the role. 

El Mahgiub will be responsible for ensuring the financial and organizational success of the esteemed luxury property. A seasoned hotelier, he is making his return to Fairmont the Palm after nearly a decade. In 2012, he began his career as part of the pre-opening team as a restaurant manager.

El Mahgiub brings extensive experience within the F&B industry and supporting management roles at leading establishments in the UAE, including Atlantis the Palm as operations manager for Nasimi Beach, followed by a move to Ronda Locatelli by Michelin chef Giorgio Locatelli.

In 2016, El Mahgiub relocated to Abu Dhabi and joined the preopening team of Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi as F&B manager. Keen to take part of another preopening, he accepted the role of assistant director of F&B at the Viceroy Dubai (currently known as FIVE Palm Jumeirah).

El Mahgiub went on to become director of F&B at Raffles Dubai until his last appointment as director of operations of the Queen Elizabeth 2 Hotel.

A dedicated leader, El Mahgiub is an asset to the Fairmont the Palm management team, promising to deliver a new standard of service excellence to hotel guests.


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Rita Ghantous

Rita Ghantous is a hospitality aficionado and a passionate writer with over 9 years’ experience in journalism and 5 years experience in the hospitality sector. Her passion for the performance arts and writing, started early. At 10 years old she was praised for her solo performance of the Beatles song “All My Love” accompanied by a guitarist, and was approached by a French talent scout during her school play. However, her love for writing was stronger. Fresh out of school, she became a freelance journalist for Noun Magazine and was awarded the Silver Award Cup for Outstanding Poetry, by The International Library of Poetry (Washington DC). She studied Business Management and earned a Masters degree from Saint Joseph University (USJ), her thesis was published in the Proche-Orient, Études en Management book. She then pursued a career in the hospitality industry but didn’t give up writing, that is why she launched the Four Points by Sheraton Le Verdun Newsletter. Her love for the industry and journalism led her to Hospitality Services - the organizers of the HORECA trade show in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Jordan, as well as Salon Du Chocolat, Beirut Cooking Festival, Whisky Live and other regional shows. She is currently the Publications Executive of Hospitality News Middle East, Taste & Flavors and Lebanon Traveler. It is with ultimate devotion for her magazines that she demonstrates her hospitality savoir-faire.

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