InterContinental Dubai Marina has appointed Halil Asar as food and beverage operations manager.
Having most recently worked at Intersect By Lexus, Asar’s expertise stretches far beyond just good service and smooth operations. He was exposed to fine dining from a very young age and has several years’ worth of experience in both Michelin-star restaurants around the world and as an award-winning sommelier.
In his new role, Asar will be responsible for the hotel’s F&B operations, including its all-day dining restaurant (Accents Restaurant & Terrace), the signature gin bar (Ginter) as well as the pool bar (Urban Lounge).
One of the main objectives in his new role will be to reinforce the hotel as a renowned culinary and lifestyle destination.
Asar has a passion for sharing his knowledge and has made a conscious effort to give masterclasses, workshops and motivational speeches to several audiences. He was named the most talented sommelier by the NGS Dutch Sommelier Gild in 2003 and 2005, and he was highly commended in the Sommelier of the Year category at the Middle East Caterer Awards.