Novotel & Adagio Abu Dhabi Al Bustan has hired Taufik Ghafour as director of sales and marketing and Iryna Klevetenko as F&B manager.
With over 13 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, Ghafour started his career at the Four Seasons Hotel Limassol Cyprus as a wedding planner.
Prior to his appointment at the Novotel & Adagio Abu Dhabi Al Bustan, he held the position of cluster sales director of Crown Plaza, Holiday Inn Downtown and Kingsgate Abu Dhabi.
According to Novotel, Ghafour was instrumental in the setup and launch of sales cluster for three city centre hotels in Abu Dhabi.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian national, Klevetenko offers more than 10 years experience in F&B operations and started her career as a hostess in Hyatt Regency Kiev in 2008.
She later developed her career as part of the pre-opening team for the Intercontinental Hotel in Kiev as restaurant manager and then left the group as acting F&B manager in 2017.
Before being appointed at the Novotel & Adagio Abu Dhabi Al Bustan, she held the position of assistant food and beverage director during the pre-opening at Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas in Abu Dhabi. She also opened eight outlets at the hotel, with a total capacity of 700 guests.