Rixos Bab Al Bahr has announced the appointment of Horst Walther-Jones to the role of general manager.
Having started his career in 1983, as a sous chef for the Renaissance hotel in his native Germany, Walther-Jones went on to gain management experience in numerous hotels across Europe, Mexico, south-east Asia and the Middle East.
He brings over 42-years of expertise in leadership in the international hospitality industry to the new position.
With previous managerial roles working for leading luxury hotels – including Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts, Jumeirah Group and Hyatt International – the German national has made his indelible mark as a dynamic hotelier.
Having worked as executive chef at Hyatt Cancun Caribe Villas & Resort in Mexico and Hyatt Regency in Macau, Walther-Jones took his first steps into management in Dubai.
A stepping-stone in his career was as executive assistant manager for the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai, later refining his leadership skills as general at Bab Al Shams Desert & Spa hotel, Madinat Jumeirah and Mövenpick Hotel & Resorts in Jeddah.
His last role, which saw him open and manage the Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran in Bali, has occupied the last four years.
With his proven prowess in hospitality management and…