Rinaldo Boscaro has been recently appointed as Cluster Director of Food & Beverage at Cristal Hotels and Resorts. In his new role Rinaldo will be responsible for directing and controlling of all F&B activities both for Cristal Hotel Abu Dhabi and Cristal Salam Hotel, Abu Dhabi slated to open in the 3rd quarter of 2011.

Understanding the importance of consistent quality in terms of both food service and delivery to guests, in addition to progressive staff training he will apply and develop comprehensive strategies to provide effective profitability for both properties. Rinaldo brings more than 15 years of hospitality experience and an impressive international industry profile to his new position. Directly before joining the luxurious hotel group Rinaldo served as Director of Food and Beverage at Yas Island Rotana Hotel, Abu Dhabi where he successfully participated in the pre-opening of the Hotel. Prior to this Rinaldo has held numerous successful positions in a wide range of celebrated international properties and hotel chains like Pan Pacific Hotels in Malaysia, Micronesia and Singapore, Shangri-la Hotel in Thailand, Shangri-La Dingshan and Kerry Centre Hotel in China, Shangri-la Hotel Jakarta in Indonesia, Al Bustan Rotana and Amwaj Rotana in UAE. Commenting on his joining Rinaldo says: “I am looking forward to working alongside the experienced and professional team of Cristal Hotel Abu Dhabi as well as being part of the opening of Cristal Salam Hotel and extend the new property’s pursuit for excellence in all F&B areas”

ABOUT CRISTAL HOTELS AND RESORTS: Cristal Hotels and Resorts is one of the most dynamic luxury hospitality companies in the Middle East operating Cristal Hotel Abu Dhabi, Cristal Bliss Residences in Beirut and will open its brand new property, Cristal Salam in Abu Dhabi in the 3rd quarter of 2011. All the properties belonging to Cristal Hotels and Resorts are environment-friendly hotels emphasizing corporate social responsibility and representing contemporary style, distinctive architecture, bold interiors, as well as state-of- the-art technology. Aiming to be the premier business and leisure hotel operator in the Middle East and Africa, Cristal Hotels and Resorts has a carefully elaborated expansion plan to increase the company’s portfolio to 25 properties within five to 10 years all over the region.