Anke-GlaessingThe Mövenpick Hotel Deira has announced the appointment of German national, Anke Glaessing, as General Manager for the 216-room five-star hotel located in the bustling heritage and trading hub of Deira, on Dubai Creek.

Apart from driving hotel performance, Anke will also be working closely with the hotel’s executive team and Mövenpick Hotels’ regional office to develop enhanced strategies that will reinforce the appeal of the hotel to both the corporate business and the growing meetings and incentive segment.

Glaessing brings a wealth of hands-on operational expertise to the role following a career path that has taken her from her native Germany to take up executive leadership roles in South East Asia and Dubai. She joins Mövenpick fresh from Rotana Hotels where she was Resident Manager at the Al Murooj Rotana in Dubai.

Since launching her career in 1990, she has worked on high profile hotel openings as well as brand re-launches and credits her success to date to an inherent thirst for knowledge and experience, which has taken her from Germany and the United Kingdom to the United Arab Emirates, Indonesia and Thailand.

Prior to the Al Murooj Rotana, Glaessing spent a number of years working in South East Asia. More recently she was Director of Rooms at the five-star 353 room Le Meridien in Jakarta, Indonesia, where she managed over 160 employees. Before that she completed an assignment as Rooms Division/Revenue Manager at another Le Meridien hotel, this time in Khao Lak Beach & Spa Resort in Thailand.