Laurence Fernandez joins the award winning restaurant at Hilton Doha
17 Aug 2017 - 0:20
Hilton Doha appointed Laurence Fernandez (pictured) as the new General Manager of Trader Vic’s and will be responsible for overseeing both the operations and commercial aspects as well as maintaining the brand and quality of Trader Vic’s Doha from recruitment to service. Working with Trader Vic’s for almost 18 years and a proven track record on multi site restaurant management and proven success in restaurant start-up and development, Fernandez will spearhead the opening of the Trader Vic’s extension end of this year, conceived to be Doha’s Tahitian village.
Fernandez led the successful openings and managed several concepts worldwide such as Trader Vic’s restaurant & bar lounge, Senor Pico Latino restaurant & bar lounge.
“Over the years, Trader Vic’s restaurant has been a great success in Doha”, said Fernandez, “and I am delighted to join the team as it enters a new, even more exciting chapter.”
Bringing with her extensive and lengthy experience with the brand, Fernandez’s first encounter with Trader Vic’s began in 1999 as the assistant general manager of Trader Vic’s restaurant and bar lounge in Marbella - Spain, stepping up as the General Manager of Senor Pico and Trader Vic’s restaurants and bar lounge in Beirut – Lebanon. Fernandez moved to Dubai in 2003 for Trader Vic’s restaurant and bar lounge in Crowne Plaza and then in Souk Madinat in 2006. Fernandez worked as Assistant F&B director at Buccament Bay Hotel & Resorts, St. Vincent and the Grenadines managing several restaurants design by Trader Vic’s worldwide then returned to Europe to lead the Trader Vic’s Hilton Park Lane in London as general manager.
“We are delighted to welcome Laurence to the team in such an essential role as we look to further strengthen and expand the success of Trader Vic’s. Her expertise and wealthy experience is tremendously well-placed to manage the restaurant,”said Adham El Sebaey, General Manager of Hilton Doha.