United Arab Emirates, (September, 2019): Andaz Dubai The Palm is pleased to introduce Vanessa Waldow as Director of Sales and Marketing, responsible for overseeing the sales and marketing strategies from pre-opening phase through to its opening and beyond, to ensure the successful launch of the first Andaz hotel in Dubai.

With a track record of four hotel openings, Vanessa is considered a specialist in this area, bringing a wealth of expertise to the role that will be her fifth hotel opening in the region and second on the Palm Jumeirah. In her role, Vanessa will be responsible for generating brand awareness for Andaz across the region, the overall positioning of the hotel and targeting the right business mix in terms of travelers and feeder markets.

As a resident of the Palm Jumeirah, Vanessa is particularly passionate about launching Andaz Dubai The Palm brand within her own neighborhood as the brand is known for embracing local culture, iconic locations and acting as a seamless extension of its local community. Vanessa’s vision is to establish Andaz Dubai The Palm as the leading luxury lifestyle hotel on the Palm Jumeirah.

Vanessa believes the boutique lifestyle hotel will bring a unique offering to Dubai’s hospitality scene thanks to its vibrant design and innovative barrier-free environment. Excited to help bring the hotel’s design story to life, Vanessa will focus on highlighting the hotel’s strong art and design concept, which is showcased in a kaleidoscopic display of art sculptures, texture, and prints that celebrate Arabic culture in an abstract and contemporary form. With a show-stopping, falcon-inspired chandelier and giant Arabic calligraphy engraved doors in the main entrance, and a ‘floating’ pool designed in collaboration with local Emirati Artist, Khalid Shafar which features four palm tree umbrella sculptures; there are endless stories to tell.

Vanessa comments, “I am truly excited to see the expression on guests’ faces as they enter our beautiful hotel. We have been lucky enough to work with local designers to create a unique space that will be a game-changer for Dubai in terms of hotel design.”
With twenty years’ experience working with international hotel brands in the Middle East across Doha, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, including 12 years at Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Vanessa boasts an in depth knowledge of travel and hospitality in the region.

Vanessa knows what it takes to build a successful team and the vital role they play in the success of the hotel. She is excited to lead a team who are considered to be experts in their segments and have a strong sense of individuality and personal style, a quality that sits at the heart of the Andaz name.

In her personal time, Vanessa makes the most of Dubai’s year-round sunshine spending time outdoors on the beach and playing sports. Making the most of Dubai’s vibrant culinary scene that lies on her doorstep, Vanessa enjoys discovering new restaurants, bringing inspiration to her own kitchen where she enjoys cooking and trying out new recipes. When her work schedule allows, Vanessa loves to travel and explore new places and uses this as an opportunity to meet up and share adventures with her family who are based in her homeland, Germany.

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