Director of food and beverage, Oryx Rotana, Delphine Maillard

Oryx Rotana in Doha has opened its arms to Delphine Maillard who has been appointed to serve as its new director of food and beverage.

Maillard joins the team with 22 years of hotel industry experience. She boasts a degree in Hospitality Management from Lycée Alexandre Dumas School in France and has trained in various hotels in France from a young age.

She has worked in a number of five-star hotels spanning the UK, Maldives, the UAE, Qatar and Scotland. Maillard has also obtained experience working at Michelin star restaurants.

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Throughout her career she has been involved in one hotel refurbishment and has dealt two hotel openings.

She remarked: “I’m happy to be back in Qatar. I look forward to our plans in refurbishments of the Oryx Rotana Hotel and to further enhance their already exceptional guests’ experience.”

Meanwhile, cluster director of marketing and communications, Oryx Rotana, Lana Jwainat noted: “Delphine’s affluence of knowledge in this industry has already made her a key addition to Oryx Rotana family. We view her appointment as a sign of our commitment to be the leading hotel not only by providing excellent service but unique offers in our food and beverage outlets. With the increasing standards for this sector, we will need a competent and innovative person and I believe that Delphine will play a vital role in providing and implementing solutions in our company.”