Schneider joins Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach from the Magnifique Sofitel Mumbai, India where he spent three years as General Manager and led the team in the successful opening of the country’s first Sofitel hotel. Schneider’s previous positions include General Manager at Sofitel Philippines Plaza, Manila, as well as Regional Delegate General Manager of the Accor, Philippines.
Born in Germany, Schneider graduated from Hotel and Catering College, Bad Woerishofen and worked throughout Germany, France, Austria and Spain in various food and beverage positions, before joining the Accor Group in 1992.
“I am thrilled to join such a well-known property in the heart of JBR, the urban promenade featuring a wealth of popular beachside shopping and recreational facilities. As a team, we look forward to finding new ways to satisfy and delight our guests ensuring that we continue to strive to raise our performance levels. The UAE boasts an extremely competitive hospitality landscape and it is our responsibility to retain and develop the strong positioning of Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach as one of the leading business and leisure destinations that Dubai has to offer,” said Schneider.
“We are delighted to have Bernd overseeing the daily operations of this prominent beachfront property, whilst reinforcing the positioning of the Sofitel brand across the region,” said Senior Vice President Operations, Sofitel Middle East, Africa & Indian Ocean, Sami Nasser. “Having Bernd on board strengthens our regional team and our pursuit of targeted developments in key cities and major tourist destinations across the Middle East.”
Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach is located in Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), opening directly onto The Walk and features 438 elegant rooms and suites with views over the Arabian Gulf, six restaurants, bars and lounges, a sea-view infinity pool and signature CARITA Ladies Hair Salon with a treatment room next to the SoFit Health Club with sauna and steam room.
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