SLS Hotels and Residences Announces Leading Appointments at Premier Venues

Dubai’s premier holiday destination, SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences, is proud to announce the appointment of several world-class professionals to leadership positions at several of its leading restaurants and nightlife venues.

The general manager of the S Bar is provided by Franck Le Cochonnec, former director of the Gotha Club Cannes. Franck brings extensive expertise and exceptional strategic vision to his new role, and will certainly contribute greatly to the continued success of S Bar.

Taking the reins as General Manager of Carna by Dario Cecchini is Michael Towns. Michael has significant experience under his belt, not only as Managing Director of the Brasserie Arts Club, but also as Director of Events Operations at Gleneagles. Moreover, he is already deeply immersed in the culture of Carna as a restaurant manager, and now takes his insight to another level. His ability to adapt and his relentless will towards himself and his natural talent to bring out the best in his team is an invaluable asset for this prestigious place.

Florian Strassguertl, the new Deputy Managing Director of Carna by Dario Cecchini, perfectly complements and supports the role of Mr. Towns. Florian brings with him a background in tourism and hospitality management, he honed his skills as a head sommelier at Rohenand Petrus, and has a deep vision and knowledge of the art of wine as a head sommelier and wine buyer at SLS Dubai. His boundless drive and ability to oversee tasks across multiple locations make him the ideal candidate for his new role at this premier venue.

SLS Dubai is also delighted to announce that Omar Elezab, former Managing Director of Carna, will assume the role of Head of Lifestyle Food & Beverage Operations. Omar has 10 years of experience in the F&B industry of high quality catering services in some of the best locations in Dubai, Italy and Spain. Its international status is evident in its charm, experience and fluency in 4 languages ​​including Italian, Spanish, English and Arabic.

These four exceptional professionals and their wide range of expertise and talents are a credit to SLS Hotels and Residences, while their drive, vision and proven track record will certainly help propel the property to new horizons and success.

The SLS Hotel & Residences, strategically located in the vibrant Burj Khalifa area, is one of the tallest hotels and residences in the area. Operated by the Accor group, the 75-storey tower has 254 hotel rooms, 371 residential units and 321 hotel apartments. The development includes infinity pools on the 75e floor, with a breathtaking view of the Burj Khalifa. A lavish lobby on the 71st floor offers a luxury lounge and bar with panoramic views of Dubai’s glittering skyline.

The SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences was designed by award-winning architects Aedas and interior designer Paul Bishop. The WOW RED developer is a subsidiary of MAP Group, a leading multinational with four decades of success and more than 200 projects around the world.