JW Marriott Marquis Dubai has appointed Demian Fuentes as its new director of food & beverage.
Fuentes joins the hotel from Grand Hyatt Muscat in Oman, where he oversaw six restaurants, four bars and large banquet operations, as well as outside catering.
Prior to joining the Hyatt, he worked in Dubai, developing and launching the new Terrace at Burj al Arab. His career has seen him work across the United States, Australia, Mexico and the Middle East since 2012. His previous Middle East experience also includes Fairmont the Palm, Grosvenor House Dubai, and a W property in the region.
Fuentes has, since 2004, completed a variety of certifications from different organisations, including The Court of Master Sommeliers, The Mexican Sommelier Association and Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET).