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Stephen Meredith to be the New General Manager of the Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay in Dubai

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, DE. January 5, 2017 - The Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay in Dubai, a cosmopolitan-style hotel with a German touch, will get a new General Manager when Stephen Meredith takes over the reins on 1 January 2017.

Born in the UK, Mr. Meredith has spent the past 26 years working in management positions for many renowned international brands in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and South-East Asia such as InterContinental and Jumeirah. His most recent role was as Director of Food and Beverage at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi. Stephen Meredith has already been employed at the hotel as Executive Assistant Manager since May this year and will assume the position of General Manager with effect from 1 January 2017.

The Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay is a five-star property set in the very heart of the city. Since opening in November 2015, it has won several awards including “Leading New Hotel” and “Best Luxury Business Hotel in the UAE”. The Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay is only a few steps away from the iconic Burj Khalifa skyscraper, near the Dubai Mall and the historic old quarter. It is a location where guests from all over the world are able to receive the very highest quality of hotel service “made in Germany”. 350 rooms including 29 suites offer business travellers and holidaymakers incomparable views of the Dubai skyline. Current press information is available in our press portal.

Deutsche Hospitality is an umbrella brand which brings together three separate hotel brands – Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts, Jaz in the City und IntercityHotel. The Deutsche Hospitality brand encompasses a total of 120 hotels, 27 of which are at the development stage. The portfolio includes 56 Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts and 41 IntercityHotels. The first Jaz in the City opened in Amsterdam in November 2015.

You can find Deutsche Hospitality on social media and online: www.deutschehospitality.com www.steigenberger.com www.intercityhotel.com www.jaz-hotel.com

Press Contact:
Jannah Baldus
Steigenberger Hotels Aktiengesellschaft
Lyoner Straße 25 │ 60528 Frankfurt am Main
E-Mail: jannah.baldus@deutschehospitality.com
Tel.: +49 69 66564-360 │ Fax: +49 69 66564-424

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