Dubai’s landmark luxury property, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, has welcomed Anthony McHale as its brand new general manager, effective as of January 11, 2015.
Prior to his new post, McHale served as the general manager of Manadrin Oriental Hyde Park in London for over five years. Throughout his tenure at the London-based property, he successfully opened Bar Boulud in 2010, as well as Dinner by Heston Blumenthal in 2011, which secured two Michelin stars as well as worldwide recognition.
With a 35-year career in the luxury hospitality business, McHale’s experience includes nine years with Orient Express Hotels (now Belmond) as the general manager of Keswick Hall Club and Estate in Charlottesville Virginia, and the Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Before that, he served as hotel manager at Hotel Bel Air, Los Angeles for three years and also held senior management positions with a variety of hotel groups, including The Peninsula Hotels and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
Welcoming McHale, CEO of group operations, Jumeirah Group, Nicholas Clayton stated: “We are delighted that Tony is joining Burj Al Arab Jumeirah as it celebrates its fifteenth year of operation. Our guests expect the very highest level of luxury hospitality and Tony has both the experience and the profile that promises to guide our hotel and its 1,500 colleagues to continued success in the market place.”
McHale was born and brought up in the UK. He holds US and Canadian citizenship, and has been a member of the Chaine des Rôtisseurs, an officer of Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin and a board member of the New Orleans Tourism and Marketing Association.