Cockayne has more than 20 years’ international experience and joins the property from Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.
A British national born in Hong Kong, Cockayne moved to the UAE and began her career at the Burj Al Arab, Dubai in the position of guest services executive. Following that, she worked with InterContinental Dubai as their assistant front office manager.
Cockayne has also worked with The Setai, Miami Beach, The Savoy - A Fairmont Hotel London, Fairmont Beijing and Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong.
In 2012 she moved back to the UAE where she took on the position of the director of operations at The H Hotel, Dubai and then St. Regis as hotel manager.
Cockayne holds a bachelor of business degree in hotel management from the Australian International Hotel School, Canberra (Australia).