Jürgen Sterkau has joined the Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino as general manager.
Sterkau began his hospitality career in 1984 in Germany, followed by a number of hotel positions in Switzerland. He then joined the culinary team at New York Marriott Marquis in 1988.
His first assignment in Asia was as executive chef of the JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong in 1997. Three years later, he was transferred to JW Marriott Seoul Hotel as part of the opening team. Moving out of the kitchen, Sterkau subsequently served as director of food and beverage at the Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel and was later promoted to executive assistant manager of JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur.