Kondov was most recently with the Radisson Blu Resort Jizan, in charge of the new conversion.
The authentic vessel, shipped from Thailand, will be making several trips every day from the beach resort’s private jetty, through the bottom of the Palm Jumeirah and over to Dubai Marina on the city’s mainland.
The hotel also welcomes a new Consultant General Manager, Rick Zeolla who will lead the beachfront property with more than 25 years of hospitality experience and welcome guests looking for a bespoke travel experience.
The 464-room hotel features a spacious lobby filled with 1,000 square meters of plant walls, flowers and greenery, along with soothing water features and a towering glass ceiling embossed with Swarovski crystals.
French-born Christophe brings with him more than 20 years experience from all over the globe, having worked in hotels in London, Palm Beach, Dublin, Cairo, Hampshire, Abu Dhabi and Ajman.