The appointment of Chef Alaa precedes an exciting year ahead as the hotel brand moves to re-conceptualise its F&B footprint.
Dubai, UAE – -: Marriott Hotel, Al Jaddaf proudly announces the appointment of Alaa Moustafa as its Executive Chef, ushering in a new era of culinary innovation for the renowned establishment.
The Marriott Hotels brand, synonymous with epicurean excellence, is set to elevate its culinary footprint at Marriott Hotel, Al Jaddaf under the leadership of Chef Alaa Moustafa. Born and raised in the UAE, Chef Alaa brings a profound understanding of local flavours, setting the stage for a culinary journey that began in 1999.
Chef Alaa’s distinguished career includes roles at prominent establishments such as Intercontinental Abu Dhabi, Address Downtown, Raffles Dubai and FIVE Palm Jumeirah. His mission at Marriott Al Jaddaf is clear: to redefine the hotel as a must-visit F&B destination in Dubai.
Having completed a stage at a Michelin Star restaurant and pastry training, Chef Alaa’s expertise extends beyond traditional boundaries. He has successfully launched an impressive total of 13 restaurants throughout his career, each reflecting his dedication to culinary innovation and quality.
Expressing his enthusiasm for the role, Chef Alaa said: “I am incredibly excited to help craft some truly unique experiences across the hotel while also focusing on coaching and developing the culinary team, very much in line with the Marriott spirit of putting its people first.”
Chef Alaa’s appointment comes at a pivotal moment for Marriott Hotel, Al Jaddaf, with the brand re-conceptualising several restaurant and other concepts to stay relevant and exciting to guests. In January 2024, the hotel will unveil TerraMar, a Mediterranean rooftop restaurant and pool lounge, breathing new life into the hotel’s pool-side dining experience.
Looking ahead, tweaks to the all-day dining restaurant, The Market Place, are on the horizon, including a complete overhaul of its theme nights. The next twelve months promise to be incredibly exciting for both the hospitality team and guests, as Marriott Hotel, Al Jaddaf continues its commitment to providing exceptional dining experiences to its guests.
Saad Al Ghamdi, Multi-Property General Manager at Marriott Hotel and Marriott Executive Apartments, Al Jaddaf expresses his excitement about Chef Alaa’s appointment, saying: “Chef Alaa joins at an opportune time, and we are confident that his culinary expertise will play a pivotal role in redefining our offerings. The next chapter at Marriott Hotel, Al Jaddaf will be marked by innovation and unparalleled dining experiences.”