Jumeirah Group has announced the appointment of Ermanno Zanini to the role of regional vice president and general manager of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, its flagship hotel in the United Arab Emirates.
In his new role, Zanini will oversee all aspects of the hotel’s operations, building on his rich background to further cement the exceptional service that Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is renowned for.
He will lead and support the team in its unwavering dedication to create unforgettable guest experiences, while maintaining oversight for Italy and Spain.
Zanini joined the Jumeirah brand in 2019 when the renowned Capri Palace in Italy was added to the Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts portfolio.
He continued in his role as general manager for this Mediterranean gem in Anacapri – a position which he has held since 2002 – while taking on additional responsibilities for Jumeirah Group as regional vice president for Italy and Spain.
A native of Naples, Zanini is a true globetrotter, with a strong passion for culinary excellence, having launched several Michelin starred restaurants including the renowned Il Riccio restaurant and beach club as well as the two-starred L’Olivo restaurant, both located in Capri Palace Jumeirah.
Fergus Stewart, acting chief operating officer