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Galle Face reinforces team


COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, 25 February 2019: Galle Face Hotel, one of the oldest hotels in Asia, has lined up new appointments to beef up its management team this week.

Galle Face Hotel chairman, Sanjeev Gardiner, the hotel’s owner, said the appointments combined local and international experience in hospitality.

Mubarak Gaffoor was named resident manager, overseeing operational departments including the rooms division and food & beverage.

Employed by Galle Face Hotel family since 2014 he was most recently director of group sales & marketing.

Narelle McDougall heads sales & marketing for the Galle Face Hotel and Ceylon Hotel Corporation (CHC), He has worked in the hotel business in Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and the Maldives with leading brands such as InterContinental, Le Méridien and Anantara.

Saman Jayawardene was named corporate chef of Sri Lankan cuisine for the Ceylon Hotel Group and EKHO Hotels. He brings to the post 30 years of experience as an executive chef at the Galle Face Hotel and leading hotels in Sri Lanka, India and the Maldives.

Nalaka Dissanayake was named cluster director of human resources, with a responsibility for identifying talent for the Galle Face Hotel and Ceylon Hotel Group. He has worked with major brands in the Middle East, the Maldives and Sri Lanka, including Radisson Blu, Millennium and Copthorne.

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